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Australia’s Win Over Scotland Propels England into T20 World Cup Super 8

Australia's win over Scotland

Australia’s top order, led by Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh, delivered an efficient performance at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, securing a crucial win over Scotland and enabling defending champions England to advance to the Super 8 of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Choosing to field first after winning the toss, Australia effectively restricted Scotland to 180-5 in their 20 overs. Brandon McMullen shone for Scotland with a blistering 60 off 34 balls, including two fours and six sixes. Captain Richie Berrington’s unbeaten 42 and George Munsey’s quick 35 further bolstered Scotland’s total.

In response, Australia’s top order set a solid foundation. Despite some wicket losses, Marcus Stoinis and Tim David steadied the innings, guiding Australia to 181-5 in 18.4 overs and securing their fourth consecutive tournament victory.

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This result not only propelled Australia into the Super 8 but also delighted England, who advanced due to a superior net run-rate despite finishing level on points with Scotland. England, having faced scrutiny after a mixed group stage performance, now have the opportunity to regroup for the next phase.

Key Performances:

  • Brandon McMullen (Scotland): Explosive 60 off 34 balls
  • Richie Berrington (Scotland): Captain’s innings of 42 not out
  • Glenn Maxwell (Australia): Led the bowling attack with 2-44
  • Mitchell Marsh (Australia): Steered the team to victory

The Super 8 stage promises more thrilling encounters as the world’s top T20 sides battle for supremacy in St Lucia.

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