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Scotland Stun Oman to Bowl Hosts for 24

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February 19, 2019 3 months
Scotland Stun Oman to Bowl Hosts for 24

Scotland stunned Oman to bowl the hosts out for 24 runs in 17.1 overs, before completing an emphatic run chase with 280 balls remaining. 

Scotland have started their 50-series against Oman with a stunning 10-wicket victory after bowling Oman out for 24 runs at Al Amarat – the fourth-lowest List A score in history.

Winning the toss and electing to field, Ruaidhri Smith (4/7) and Adrian Neill (4/7) ripped through Oman’s batting line up to lead the series 1-0.

With six Oman batsman registering a score of 0, Khawar Ali (15) was the only man to reach double figures thanks to the menacing display of bowling from Scotland’s seamers. Oman’s highest partnership was worth just eight runs (Lalcheta/Ali) and the men in red were only able to hit one boundary, coming off Adrian Neill in the 12th over.

In response, Scotland’s opening duo Matt Cross (10*) and Kyle Coetzer (16*) chased down the 25-run target in just 3.2 overs – smashing four 4s in the process, including a boundary to hit the winning runs.

In total, just 20.3 overs were bowled in the 50-over fixture.

Acting Head Coach, Toby Bailey, commented:

“We want to be dominant. We want to be ruthless. And that’s exactly what happened on the pitch. We got on top of them and wouldn’t let them go.

“Ali Evans started brilliantly and Ruaidhri Smith came back from missing out [in the last T20I vs. Oman] and proved exactly what he can do with the ball. Adrian Neill came on when they were four down, and that’s not really what you want to see coming at you. 

“The guys bowled brilliantly and bowled their lines. It’s fantastic to see the number of slips and short legs in a 50-over performance.

A very ruthless performance.”

Scotland face Oman in two more 50-over games on Wednesday 20th February (05:30 GMT) and Friday 22nd February (05:30 GMT).

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