T20 World Cup: Scotland thrash Oman to boost Super 8s hopes

In all three of their games at this World Cup, Scotland’s batting arsenal has come up with the goods when required.

Against England, Munsey and Jones whacked the likes of Mark Wood and Adil Rashid around the Kensington Oval – and it was only the rain that denied the Scots a shot at an historic win.

Chasing 156 against Namibia, it was left to the middle order to stand up. Scotland needed 40 from the last four overs; and Berrington and Michael Leask delivered a late barrage as they cruised home with nine balls to spare.

In Antigua, on a true pitch, Scotland utilised a strong wind and a short boundary to full advantage.

Munsey was at his brutal best, clubbing into the leg side off the seamers and reverse sweeping the slower bowlers into the stands. He is one of the more unorthodox players in world cricket and, when he plays well, Scotland tend to follow.

McMullen is Scotland’s bright young thing, all elegance and timing. The South African-born bat has played several eye-catching innings since his international debut in December 2022 and this was up there with the best of them.

If Scotland carry their batting form into their meeting with Australia then you wouldn’t bet against them making the next stage of the competition.

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