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October 21, 2022
West Indies on the ropes in World T/20 qualifiers

Two-time T/20 World Cup champions, West Indies must beat Zimbabwe tomorrow, Wednesday October 19, to rekindle any hopes of making it to the Super 12s of the International Cricket Council’s tournament, set for from next week in Australia.

Seeking a place in the main draw, the West Indies were stunned by fifteenth ranked Scotland in their opening match of Group B at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Tasmania on Monday. George Munsey  scored 66 off 53 to hold Scotland’s innings together to help them post 160/5 from their 20 overs, after being sent into bat.

Jason Holder had 2 for 14, and Alzarri Joseph, 2 got 28, bowling for West Indies.

Scotland who relied on their slower bowlers restricted the West Indies to 118 all out and consigned them to a 42-run defeat. Jason Holder top scored with 38, and Kyle Mayers chipped in with 20.

West Indies had started their chase strongly and were 53 for 1 in 5.4 overs, but then lost their next seven wickets for 26 runs.

Bowling for Scotland, Mark Watt finished with 3 for 12; Michael Leask, 2 for 15 and Brad Wheal, 2 for 32.

West Indies’ clash with Zimbabwe starts at 4:00 a.m Eastern Caribbean Time, also at the Bellerive Oval.