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World T20 2021: Scotland lose six wickets in final two overs against PNG

Papua New Guinea made a fine return against Scotland with the ball in their second World T20 2021 match in Al Amerat on Tuesday after they scalped six wickets in the final two overs. 

Batting first, Scotland lost a couple of early wickets and were reduced to 26/2 when Matthew Cross and Richie Berrington joined hands to provide the resistance to the side. 

The two batsmen compiled a partnership of 92 runs for the third wicket before Cross was dismissed for 45 off 36 trying to hit one out of the park. Berrington on the other hand went on to score a 49-ball 70 that included three maximums and six fours during the course. 

The right-hander also stitched a stand of 33 runs with MacLeod for the fourth wicket but the latter’s dismissal broke the shackles and PNG were back in the game as Scotland saw a flurry of wickets in quick succession. They were reduced to 165/7 to eventually get restricted to 165/9 in 20 overs. 

Kabua Morea picked up a total of four wickets at the cost of 31 runs in 4 overs while Chad Soper had three scalps to his name for 24 runs in 4 overs. Simon Atai returned with figures of 1/20 in three overs.  

Scotland who have a win under their belt in the competition lost four wickets in the final over of the innings.  

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