Ireland, Sri Lanka, Netherlands and Scotland have registered victories in their respective Thursday’s warm-up matches, which are being played ahead of the beginning of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman.
A quick look at the results;
Ireland beat Bangladesh by 33 runs:
In Abu Dhabi, Ireland fine-tuned their preparations for Round 1 by clinching a victory against Bangladesh. Batting first, they posted a total of 177/3 on the board, and then bowled Bangladesh out for 144, which will do their confidence a world of good leading into the tournament.
Sri Lanka beat Papua New Guinea by 39 runs:
In another fixture in Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka clinched their second win in the warm-ups by registering a relatively comfortable victory against Papua New Guinea. Lankans put up a score of 162/5 on the board and then managed to restrict PNG to 123/7 in their 20 overs.
Netherlands beat Oman by 4 runs:
In Dubai, the Netherlands won their second warm-up fixture against Oman in a hard-fought encounter. Chasing 166, Oman fell short by a mere four runs after being restricted to 161/8. It was a good batting performance by the Dutch, who put up a total of 165/4 on the board.
Scotland beat Namibia by 19 runs:
The second warm-up fixture of the day in Dubai between Scotland and Namibia was a run-fest. Batting first, Scotland put up a massive total of 203/7 on the board. Namibia came up with a valiant effort while chasing, scoring 184/5 in their 20 overs, falling short by 19 runs.
The Men’s T20 WC will begin with a Round 1, Group B match between co-hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea at Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Al Amerat on October 17.
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