OMAN vs SCOT, T20 World Cup 2024: Brandon McMullen's Whirlwind 61-Run Knock Powers Scotland To 7-Wicket Win

OMAN vs SCOT, T20 World Cup 2024: Brandon McMullen's Whirlwind 61-Run Knock Powers Scotland To 7-Wicket Win

Brandon McCullen was the star performer as he played a scintillating unbeaten innings of 61 off 31 balls to help Scotland chase down a 151-run target in 13.1 overs.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Monday, June 10, 2024, 09:52 AM IST
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Brandon McMullen's brilliant performance with the bat helped Scotland register seven-wicket win over Oman in T20 World Cup 2024 Group B Clash at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua's North Sound on Sunday, June 9.

With a target of 151, Scotland chased it down in 13.1 overs. McCullen was the star performer as he played a scintillating unbeaten innings of 61 off 31 balls at an impressive strike rate of 196.77. His innings consisted nine fours and two sixes. Apart from Brandon McMullen, opener George Munsey played well as he scored a quickfire 41 off 20 balls at a strike rate of 205.00.

For Oman, Bilal Khan, skipper Aqib Ilyas and Mehran Khan picked a wicket. However, Aqib was the worst bowler for the side as he conceded 41 runs with an economy rate of 13.70 in 3 overs.

Chasing a 151-run target, Scotland lost an early wicket in Michael Jones for 16 at 23/1. Then, George Munsey was joined by Brandon McMullen at the crease and pair formed a 66-run partnership for the second until the former was dismissed at 89/2. Skipper Richie Barrington had a short stay at the crease as he was dismissed for 16 at 110/3.

After Barrington's dismissal, McMullen anchored the Scotland's innings in the run-chase and took the team past the finishing with a whopping 6.5 overs or 41 balls to spare. He formed an unbeaten 43-run stand with Matthew Cross, who played a quickfire innings of 15 off 8 balls.

Pratik Athavale and Ayan Khan star for Oman in the first innings

Earlier, Prathik Athavale and Ayan Khan was the star performers for Oman in the first innings of the T20 World Cup clash against Pakistan.

At one stage Onam were at 71/4 and Athavale and Ayan stepped up for the team. The pair formed a 73-run partnership to take the team past the 100-run mark until Parthik Athavale was dismissed for 54 at 114/5.

After Athavale's dismissal, Ayan Khan carried on Oman's batting with a little from middle-order batters, Mehran Khan (13) and Shakeel Ahmed (3*). Onam managed to post a total of 150/7, with Ayan Khan remained unbeaten on 41 off 39 balls.

However, Prathik Athavale and Ayan Khan's efforts went in vain as Oman failed to defend their total against Scotland.

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