Match Details

ENG vs SCO 6th Match, T20 WC 2024

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That's it from our coverage of the 6th game in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Although no result was achieved in the match. The Scotland openers displayed their class with some good strokes. That will be it from this coverage. Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Akshay Bhide and scorer/analyst Manish Bishnoi. Special mention to Ajay for all the updates during the intervals. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world and in the T20 World Cup as well.
Richard Berrington (Scotland Captain): "Yeah, obviously, everyone is frustrated to not get a game. It was a good job from the guys to go out there and put a good score on the board. But disappointed with the result.

We had to give ourselves the chance of defending the total. We had to see how the wicket behaved but we would have fancied ourselves of defending the total if we had bowled and fielded well.

Jones can bat anywhere in the middle order. He is a very good player and we just felt he will be well suited up the order.

Munsey is in great form in recent times. He is hitting the ball well and we know what he can do when he gets going. He is brilliant against the spinners and it was nice to see him play those shots. Not sure whether I would be able to play those."
Jos Buttler (England Captain): "We were confident coming into the game. Obviously expected a tough challenge. There are no easy games but we were confident. Disappointment for everyone, isn't it? For both sides and the crowd that's here.

I think we were couple of balls here and there. All in all with the conditions and stops and starts and then the constraints. Then we went back out with certain bowlers who were already bowled out as well. I thought we scrapped tight and we were confident of chasing that score down.

We all make mistakes, we can understand that but you want to set the tone as best we can. No ball wicket is always disappointing and no one's more disappointed than Woody but these things do happen. The reaction was good to that. Kept going and couple of balls falling in away from the fielders. Those kind of happens in T20 cricket. We just wanted to get underway."
England are yet to win a single match against a European nation in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup history.
12:18 AM IST, 2:48 PM Local Time: Handshakes all over! The match has been called off. 1 point distributed to both sides. A great chance for Scotland to turn things around and beat the defending champions in their tournament opener but rain has played spoilsport at the Kensington Oval.

The openers faced all the 10 overs that were possible in the rain-hit fixture. Michael Jones played some lusty strokes to finish unbeaten at 45 with George Munsey scoring 41 in 31 deliveries. No England bowler could leave a mark and finished wicketless.

There were multiple delays caused by rain and in the end the officials have decided to call the game off as it is still raining and the ground cannot be prepared in the due time.
12:10 AM IST, 2:40 PM Local Time: The rain has gotten heavier now. The entire square is under covers. A couple of Scottish players were taking catches on the outfield but have returned to their dressing room. This doesn't look good.
12:00 AM IST & 2:30 PM Local Time: Just as the innings comes to a halt, the covers rush on the field again! It was drizzling during the last 2 overs, not a big shower, the covers are precautionary. It is still drizzling and the players can't take the field until it stops completely. Looks like we are on for a longer wait for the chase to begin.
Highest partnerships for Scotland for any wicket in T20 World Cups:

92 - R Berrington & M Cross vs Papua New Guinea in Al Amerat, 2021 (3rd wicket)

90* - M Jones & G Munsey vs England in Bridgetown (1st wicket) - TODAY

84 - K Coetzer & G Munsey vs Afghanistan in Nagpur, 2016 (1st wicket)

77 - R Berrington & M Jones vs Ireland in Hobart, 2022 (3rd wicket)
11:57 PM IST, 2:27 PM Local Time: That's the end of the innings. Scotland finish their innings on 90/0 after opting to bat first. England will get a revised DLS target when they come out to bat in the second innings. The Scottish openers in George Munsey and Michael Jones did all the work for them and will be pretty happy with their effort. Here comes the confirmation of the DLS target. England will be chasing 109 runs in 10 overs.

After electing to bat first, the Scottish side got off to a wonderful start as George Munsey and Michael Jones played some lovely strokes up front. Munsey survived a big scare while he was on 16. He was caught off a no-ball off Mark Wood in the fifth over. Jones teed off in the last over of the powerplay and scored 15 off Chris Jordan as Scotland finished the powerplay on 49/0.

The opening pair put 50 between them and Scotland were 51/0 after 6.2 overs before the rain arrived and the play was stopped. After a pause of more than two hours, the match resumed and it was reduced to 10-overs per side. Munsey took on Adil Rashid in his opening over as he scored 18 runs in it.

Chris Jordan bowled the penultimate over and conceded 10 runs in it. Rashid bowled the last over and gave only eight runs as Scotland finished their innings on 90/0. Munsey and Jones remained unbeaten on 41 and 45 respectively for Scotland. They have 109 runs to defend now and will be hoping that their bowlers step up in this crucial fixture. Let's hope the weather clears and we start the second innings in time.
Michael Alexander Jones
George Munsey
Adil Rashid
9.6 A Rashid to Jones
4 FOUR!!! A boundary to end the innings. Rashid bowls a flighted leg-break outside off, 77.4 kmph, Jones shuffles across the stumps and sweeps it aerially in front of square in the leg side. Beats deep mid wicket to his right and collects a boundary.
Jones changes his position in the crease just as Rashid gets to the crease. The leg spinner pulls off and reloads.

1 more delivery to go, brilliant comeback from Rashid after conceding 18 in his first over. Can Jones hit a biggie?
9.5 A Rashid to G Munsey
1 Munsey again changes his stance and on seeing it, Rashid bowls it well outside leg, Munsey drags it to mid off for a single. Jordan stops it and has a shy at the stumps but misses.
9.4 A Rashid to Jones
1 Good length outside off, leg-break, 86.7 kmph, Jones gets low and mistimes the slog towards long on for a run.