Scotland Cricket Captain Proud Despite T20 World Cup Exit

Scotland’s Cricket Captain Proud Despite T20 World Cup Exit

Despite their elimination from the T20 World Cup, Scotland captain Richie Berrington said his team can “hold their heads high” after their spirited performance against champions Australia.

Scotland’s 180-5 total against the 2021 winners was the highest score by an associate nation against Australia in T20 cricket. Berrington scored 42 from 31 balls, while Brandon McMullen (60 from 34) and George Munsey (35 from 23) also impressed with the bat. However, Australia chased down the target with two balls to spare, ending Scotland’s hopes of advancing to the Super 8s.

“The guys can hold their heads high in terms of how they’ve played their cricket throughout this tournament,” said Berrington. “It’s great learning for us, great experience for the guys. We’re disappointed because we were in a position where we could win.”

Australia captain Mitchell Marsh acknowledged Scotland’s progress, stating:

“They are a really good outfit. They’ve improved a hell of a lot over the last few years. We’ve got a lot of respect for them, they took it down to the wire.”

Scotland finished level on points with England in Group B but missed out on the Super 8s on net run-rate. Earlier this month, they had smashed 90 runs from 10 overs against England, with Munsey (41 from 31) and Michael Jones (45 from 30) leading the charge, before the match was washed out.

The 100-ball cricket, backyard cricket, beach cricket, and club cricket enthusiasts will be eager to see how Scotland build on this performance as they prepare to host Australia for a three-match T20I series in September, as part of the latter’s tour of the UK.

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