World Twenty20 Qualifier: Scotland win to seal place in India. Scotland have booked their place in the World Twenty20 in India next year after topping Group B qualifier event. With starter Kyle Coetzer making 63, the Scots arrived in Edinburgh 173-5 to beat Oman by 23 runs and make it four wins in six group matches.
World Twenty20 Qualifier: Scotland win to seal place in India
Netherlands and Afghanistan also reached eight points, but could not match the delivery rate of the hosts.
The Dutch missed by a fraction after Kenya blows while Afghans suffered their second abandonment.
Afghanistan, who suffered a surprise defeat to Oman on Wednesday, was frustrated after his clash with winless Canada was called off without a ball being bowled due to the humidity in Stirling. BBC
Kenya also were able to beat Scotland with a win, but blew his chance, as they fell to 97 all against the Netherlands.
Dutch is to exceed that total in 7.4 overs to take the top spot, but despite some lusty blows, took five balls to complete his four-wicket victory. Scottish captain Preston Mommsen was closed on 32 not out in Goldenacre with fine entries Coetzer provide a solid platform for local in Goldenacre. Coetzer, who had initially been left out of the squad, took just 38 balls to reach his 63, while Calum MacLeod and Matthew Cruz both made 20 and Richie Berrington made
26. Safyaan Sharif then took two early wickets of Scots and returned to eliminate hazardous Aamir Kaleem (59) in the 18th over. Kaleem’s departure marked the end of the challenge of Oman when they reached 150-7.
Secure first place in the group also carries Scotland through the Qualifier semifinals when the knockout phase begins in Ireland next week. Six associate members go through the first round of the World Twenty20, where they will join Bangladesh and Zimbabwe to fight for the two available places in the Super 10 round.