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T20 World Cup: Rain beat Scotland, not England

Written by on June 4, 2024

Scotland’s T20 World Cup washout against England in Barbados has left them both “confident and frustrated”, according to opening batter Michael Jones.

There were signs of what was to come when the start was delayed by a passing shower, but Jones and George Munsey started quickly against England’s much-vaunted bowling attack.

They took 51 from the first 6.2 overs, unperturbed by the pace of Mark Wood and Jofra Archer, before they were taken from the field of play once more.

When they returned for a shortened 10-over match, Scotland’s opening pair added 39 more, but Richie Berrington’s side were denied the chance to defend a revised target of 109 after the heavens opened in Bridgetown.

“The rain beat us,” Jones said. “We’ve got good bowlers and we’re a good team, so it’s annoying.

“The game was more in our favour if the game was going to be shorter. We felt confident, which is why it’s so frustrating. Scotland have been done by the rain a few times at big tournaments now.

“If you’d asked us before the game if we would have taken a point, we might well have taken it, but taking on England and being in that position, it’s really frustrating.”

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