Scotland Defeat West Indies by 48 Runs to Keep World Cup Hopes Alive

HARARE, ZIMBABWE - JULY 01: Kevin Sinclair of West Indies reacts during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier Zimbabwe 2023 Super 6 match between Scotland and West Indies at Harare Sports Club on July 01, 2023 in Harare, Zimbabwe. (Photo by Alex Davidson-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Scotland Defeat West Indies by 48 Runs to Keep World Cup Hopes Alive;

Harare, Zimbabwe – Scotland defeated West Indies by 48 runs in their Super Six match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers on Saturday.

Scotland won the toss and elected to field first, and the decision paid off as they restricted West Indies to 220-9. The West Indies’ top order struggled, with only Shai Hope (57) making a significant contribution. The bowlers used the conditions well, with Safyaan Sharif (3-32) and Mark Watt (2-31) being the pick of the bowlers.

In reply, Scotland’s openers, Matthew Cross (62) and George Munsey (51), put on a solid partnership of 113 to lay the foundation for their victory. The rest of the batsmen chipped in with useful contributions, and Scotland reached their target with 10 overs to spare.

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The win keeps Scotland’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup alive. They need to win their remaining two matches and hope that other results go their way.

This was a good win for Scotland, and it shows that they are a team to be reckoned with. They have a strong batting line-up and a bowling attack that can be effective on any surface. If they can maintain their form, they will be a tough team to beat in the Super Sixes.

Key Performers :

  • Matthew Cross (Scotland): 62 runs off 74 balls
  • George Munsey (Scotland): 51 runs off 59 balls
  • Shai Hope (West Indies): 57 runs off 74 balls
  • Safyaan Sharif (Scotland): 3-32

What’s Next?

Scotland will next face Bangladesh on Tuesday. West Indies will play Sri Lanka on the same day.