ICC T20 World Cup: Scotland stun two-time champions West Indies by 42 runs | Cricket News


Two-time winners West Indies slumped to a shock 42-run defeat against Scotland in their T20 World Cup opener in Hobart on Monday, the second major upset in two days at the global showpiece tournament.
The Caribbean side, who won the event in 2012 and 2016, were bundled out for 118 and chased down for 161 to beat the Scots a day after former champions Sri Lanka lost their Group A opener against Namibia.
Left arm spinner Mark Wattwho took 3-12, and off-spinner Michael Leask, with figures of 2-15, sealed the win for the associated side, who earlier bowled first. George Munsey‘s unbeaten 66 to 160-5 in the Group B match.

Jason Holder, who took two wickets with the ball, led a lone battle for the West Indies with a knock of 38, but it was not enough.
Zimbabwe meet Ireland in the day’s second match at the same venue with the top two teams from each of the two groups progressing to the Super 12 stage.
Scotland seemed to thrive in the cold and overcast conditions at the Bellerive Oval and got off to a brisk start after being put into bat, racing to 52-0 in the sixth and final over of the clash when rain forced the players off.
However, the break looked to halt their momentum with experienced all-rounder Holder sending back opener Michael Jones, who made 20, and number three Matthew Cross in quick succession after the restart.
Munsey anchored the innings but his 53-ball knock lacked fluency as the left-hander failed to find the boundary during the middle overs.


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