Scotland have qualified for World T20 2016, India by defeating Oman 23 runs in their last Group B Game in Edinburg, on July 19. Having won four matches with better run rate Scotland topped the Group B standing with 8 points. Netherlands, Afghanistan also finished off with 8 points, but Scotland batter them by better net run rates. Netherlands, Afghanistan and Oman will play in the playoffs next week.
Netherlands finished second to Scotland, although they have defeated Kenya by four wickets. Netherlands needed to score 98 runs within eight overs but reached it in the ninth. In the match against Oman, opening duo Kyle Coetzer’s 38 ball 63 and pacer Safyaan Sharif’s 3 for 27 helped notched up victory for Scotland. The win helped Scotland to finish at the top of the point table.
Meanwhile, Namibia is toping the Group A with seven points. Papua New Guinea also have seven points, but they lost the top position to Scotland by superior run rate. Still two games left in the Group A as Papua New Guinea will play United States and Namibia will take on Hon Kong. Right now Ireland is chasing Jersey’s 122. As the all matches get completed, the playoff will start on 21 July in Dublin.
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