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West Indies, Scotland tested in respective T20 World Cup warm-ups

West Indies, Scotland tested in respective T20 World Cup warm-ups

Two-time T20 World Cup champions West Indies came out on top against the United Arab Emirates, winning by 17 runs, while the Netherlands lost by 18 runs to Scotland in their ICC T20 World Cup warm-up games at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

West Indies were challenge by a resilient UAE side as they put on a superb bowling show against the Caribbean side, with Junaid Siddique finishing with figures of 4-0-13-5. However, Brandon King’s 64 and Nicholas Pooran’s 46 saw the West Indies side score 152/9 in the allotted 20 overs.

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Meanwhile, UAE just couldn’t get going with the bat, losing wickets at regular intervals. Opening batter Muhammad Waseem played well but didn’t find support from the other end. Lower-order batter Zawar Farid played an excellent cameo, scoring an unbeaten 29 off only 14 balls towards the end of their innings, while stitching an excellent 53-run partnership with Waseem who was unbeaten on 69 runs. However, their heroics came too late as UAE fell short of the West Indies’ target by 17 runs.

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In another warm-up match at the MCG, Scotland posted 151/7, led by Richie Berrington’s 41 and Michael Leask’s 37, while Brandon Glover and Bas de Leede were lethal with the ball for the Dutch, picking up three wickets each.

Netherlands displayed an impressive batting performance, before Scotland produced some disciplined bowling to restrict them to 133/7, to win the match by 18 runs. Max O’Dowd was Netherlands’ top-scorer with 43 runs, while Brad Wheal was the pick of the Scotland bowlers with figures of 2/24.

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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to begin on October 16 in Australia.