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28-Sep-2021 16:26:00 GMT
Oman vs Sco, Cricket World Cup League 2

Scotland edge to victory over Oman

Scotland 273 for 6 (Berrington 97, Coetzer 60) beat Oman 255 for 9 (Jatinder Singh 64, Goud 54*, Sole 3-79) by 18 runs

Muscat: Scotland maintained their perfect start to their four-match Cricket World Cup League 2 series in Oman after holding on to defeat the hosts by 18 runs.

The Scots are back in action within 24 hours against Papua New Guinea, who they defeated on Saturday.

Having chosen to bat, Scotland scored 273 for six, with Richard Berrington leading the way with an impressive 97 and Kyle Coetzer posting 60.

Oman, who face the Scots again on Saturday, finished 255 for nine.

The series counts towards qualification for the 2023 World Cup in India.

Scotland took full advantage of winning the toss to give themselves a good platform, with Dylan Budge also chipping in with 32 not out.

Oman made a spirited start to their fightback, with Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas forming a strong partnership.

Ilyas was bowled for 33 by Hamza Tahir, while Chris Sole took Singh's wicket for 64 as the Scots looked to have slowed their hosts' momentum.

A late rally brought Oman within sight of their target, but Scotland held on for victory.

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