Batting woes continue as Scotland embarrass West Indies


Jason Holder

The West Indies batting‘s chronic woes at international T20 level continued on Monday when they were embarrassed by Scotland in their ICC T20 World Cup Group B first round match.

In the first-ever meeting between the teams in a T20 International, Scotland recorded a 42-point victory at Bellerive Oval, Hobart, Australia.

Group B also includes Ireland and Zimbabwe, and the West Indies, who have endured a horrible run of form at the T20 Opens this year, must overcome both (this week) in order to keep their hopes of securing a place in the Premier League alive. Super 12 stage. .

Scotland, who were batted by West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran, went 160 for five wickets with opening batsman and man of the match George Munsey hitting an unbeaten 66 (53 balls, nine fours). Calum MacLeod contributed 23 and Michael Jones 20.

In this October 17, 2021 file photo, Scotland batsman George Munsey reacts during the Cricket World Cup Twenty20 First Round match between Bangladesh and Scotland in Muscat, Oman. (AP PHOTO)

Pace takers Jason Holder (two wickets for 14 runs), Alzarri Joseph (2/28) and Odean Smith (1/31) were the West Indies wicket takers.

In their response, West Indies went from 53/1, in the sixth over, to 118 from 18.3 overs.

Holder, who was the last batsman to be fired, had 38 goals (33 balls, four-for-fours and a six), while the lineup’s front three, Kyle Mayers, Evin Lewis and Brandon King, had 20, 14 and 17 respectively. Pooran and vice-captain Rovman Powell each made five.

Mark Watt took 3/12 for the Scots, while Michael Leask had 2/15 and Brad Wheal had 2/32.

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