Scotland defeat Oman and gust way into World T20

Kyle Coetzer got Scotland off to a flier with two boundaries. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Scotland duly won their match and then waited for the final piece of the jigsaw to fall into place when the Netherlands defeated Kenya at Myreside, completing the combination of events required for Preston Mommsen’s side to win the group and automatically qualify for next year’s global tournament.

 

There was, though, a dramatic late twist when the Dutch came within a whisker of overhauling Scotland’s superior net run-rate by chasing Kenya’s 97 in just 8.3 overs. Had they done so a couple of balls quicker, it would have been the Netherlands who were celebrating.

 

The Afghans, Dutch and Omanis will now have to take their chances in the nerve-jangling play-offs while Scotland will re-enter the competition at the semi-final stage.

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