Scotland 320 (McMullan 136, Berrington 60, Bilal 5-55) lost Oman 244 for 9 (Khushi 69, Shoaib 36, Greaves 5-53) 76 runs
The win confirmed Scotland’s progress to the Super Six, and Oman also qualified despite Sri Lanka’s defeat after defeating Ireland earlier in the day. However, they do not carry any points to the next stage and only points against fellow teams qualifying from the same group count.
Scotland’s new bowlers Chris Soule, Adrian Neill and McMullan were at the start as they bowled tight, Test-match-like lines and lengths that never let Oman off the hook. But Oman’s batsmen never really tried to attack until then.
But McMullen and his captain Richie Berrington had much to do. They added 138 from 122 balls for the third wicket, during which Oman’s hopes of controlling Scotland to a manageable total evaporated despite calm. When Berrington fell for 60 in the 39th over, the score was already 220.
The partnership was dominated by McMullan, who scored his maiden ODI century off 92 balls. Be it swinging to the leg side or pumping boundaries down the ground – he scored runs throughout. A funky, Suryakumar Yadav-inspired scoop to short fine leg over four in this innings sent McMullan off balance and falling on his back.
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