Oman and Scotland qualify for 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia - Images by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Scotland and Oman men’s national squads secured the final two qualification spots for 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia by winning their respective play-off matches against UAE and Hong Kong respectively in the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in UAE. Scotland and Oman thus join Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Netherlands and Namibia as the six qualifiers into the first round of T20 World Cup.

All the six qualifiers will now play the position play-off matches to decide the groups they will get into in the first round draw in T20 World Cup, where Sri Lanka and Bangladesh await them, from where the top four teams will join the eight direct qualifiers in the Super 12 stage of the tournament.

While Scotland registered an emphatic 90-run win over UAE in the first play-off match in the day, Oman survived a major scare to post a 12-run win over Hong Kong in the final qualification spot play-off match. Scotland and Oman will now play the 5th/6th play-off match on 31st Oct 2019.

Brief Scores

Scotland 198/6 in 20 overs (George Munsey 65, Richie Berrington 48, Kyle Coetzer 34, Calum MacLeod 25, Rohan Mustafa 2/38, Ahmed Raza 1/27) beat UAE 108 all out in 18.3 overs (Rameez Shahzad 34, Mohammad Usman 20, Darius D’Silva 19 n.o, Mark Watt 3/21, Safyaan Sharif 3/21, Alasdair Evans 1/18, Calum MacLeod 1/18) by 90 runs

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Calum MacLeod in action against UAE – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Oman 134/7 in 20 overs (Jatinder Singh 67 n.o, Naseem Khushi 26 n.o, Aamir Kaleem 17, Nasrulla Rana 2/26, Ehsan Khan 1/15, Mohammad Ghazanfar 1/15) beat Hong Kong 122/9 in 20 overs (Scott McKechnie 44, Haroon Arshad 20, Bilal Khan 4/23, Fayyaz Butt 2/15, Khawar Ali 2/23) by 12 runs

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Bilal Khan appeals for an lbw against Hong Kong batsman – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

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