Matthew Cross led Scotland to victory

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | 0

Scotland and United Arab Emirates are the two teams which have participated in ICC World Cup 2018 qualifier round. Both teams are from different groups where Scotland are from group B and United Arab Emirates is from group A. However, both teams have one thing in common which is both have qualified for the playoff round. In last 15th March, 2018, Scotland and United Arab Emirates faced against each other and in the match Matthew Cross led Scotland to victory by making a brilliant century.

Matthew Cross led Scotland to victory

Scotland and United Arab Emirates are the two most lower ranked team in international cricket and so, they did not get chance to play into the main event of upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 directly. But they got a chance to qualify themselves through the qualifier round. In the qualifier round total ten teams have participated and from there only best two will get qualify for the main event of World Cup 2019.

United Arab Emirates was placed into group A where they played four group stage matches there. In the group A, total five teams competed for the best three places where UAE got the chance and ended their group stage by standing on the 3rd position. They played total four matches there and won two of them.

On the other side, Scotland which team was placed in group B and successfully finished their group stage by standing on the 2nd position. They won three matches by playing four matches there. So, they got their opponent in Super Six much easier which was United Arab Emirates.

The match between Scotland and United Arab Emirates was the 24th match of the tournament which took place in 15th March, 2018 at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. In the match, Scotland got their toss luck and won the toss. They decided to bat against UAE which was proved as the good decision later. They started to bat at the beginning and with two openers Cross and Coetzer, they started well. Openers added 68 runs  when Coetzer got out with 43 runs so far. Later, opener Cross and MacLeod played very good and made another partnership. They led the team to a great total. Finally, Cros scored 114 runs where MacLeod scored 78 runs so far. They played full 50 overs and scored 322 runs by losing six wickets

United Arab Emirates failed to chase the huge score but getting all out by scoring 249 runs so far. They played 47.4 overs where their top scorer was Muhammad Usman who scored 80 runs so far.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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