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Scotland breaks their All-Time favorite record in T20I, Posted 221 against Netherlands

Scotland breaks their All-Time favorite record in T20I, Posted 221 against Netherlands
Written by Abhishek Lohia

In the 6th T20 Match of the 2018 Scotland-Netherlands-Ireland Tri-Nation Series, Scotland breaks their all-time favorite record of scoring highest total in Twenty-20 Cricket. Scotland posted 221 runs with the help of giants George Munsey, Richie Berrington, and Matthew Cross (wk) against the Netherlands. At first, Scottish skipper won the toss and opt to bat first. George Munsey and Richie Burrington both hit half-centuries as Scotland achieve a new feat in a men’s T20 International match for the first time after 11 years of their T20I Debut against Pakistan. The 250 was murmured when Cross and Berrington completed 100 runs in just 9 overs. England, who was playing a do-or-die match already played a draw against Ireland on June 17, 2018. In this tri-series campaign, eyeing the first series win this year over Ireland and Netherlands.

Scorecard, As it happened

Kyle Coetzer (24), and George Munsey(71) both hit well as, for the second time in one year, Scotland posted a new record T20I score following their 189 for three against Hong Kong at Abu Dhabi in 2017. This was the Netherlands closest defeat at this level, in terms of runs. By contrast, Scotland was able to enjoy their biggest team-total in the shortest format of cricket as they topped their previous T20I best 189-3 run success against Hongkong.

The 22 boundaries and 6 magnificent sixes Scotland struck in their innings was not a new record at this level, surpassed the records of many INTL Teams whose ranking is better than them.

By chasing the target, Netherlands opener Ben Cooper out before adding a single run for his team, was bowled by Mark Watt in the first over of the innings. 

Scotland Left-arm orthodox bowler Hamza Tahir got three wickets and conceded 26 runs in his four overs spell. The other rest bowlers picked 1-1 wickets each. During the 106 team total, Netherlands Scott Edwards (wk), Tobias Visee, and Timm van der Gugten were able to score in two digits.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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