Oman power past Scotland

Scotland slipped to a 14-run defeat to Oman in their opening ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match.

Preston Mommsen’s team fell short on 147 for seven in Mohali after their fellow qualifying hopefuls had racked up 161 for six, on the back of opener Zeeshan Maqsood’s half-century.

Maqsood, who made 58, hit six fours and two sixes from 42 balls and shared an opening stand of 72 with Khawar Ali.

Left-arm spinner Mark Watt responded with 3-36, but Alasdair Evans conceded 22 runs in the 17th over as Oman set a tough target.

Scotland’s chase got off to a miserable start which left them 14 for four as spinner Ajay Lalcheta, who finished with 3-26, did most damage and three of the top four departed for only a single between them.

Mommsen and Richie Berrington shared a stand of 57, and some big-hitting from George Munsey narrowed the margin as he hit an unbeaten 48 from only 30 balls.

Scotland took 20 runs from the penultimate over, but needed 22 off the last and could not get close.

In the day’s other warm-up match Afghanistan beat the Netherlands by 16 runs .

Source: ECB

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