AUS vs SCO Highlights 6-15-2024

Watch cricket video highlights of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 thirty-fifth match between Australia vs Scotland. Venue of the match will be Gros Islet.

Scotland was on the verge of a historic event. Up until that point in their chase, Australia’s asking rate had been close to 13 overs per over. It had been a lackluster showing. However, Marcus Stoinis, with assistance from Travis Head and then Tim David, dashed their hopes, leaving England in Antigua with a sense of relief as the outcome guaranteed them a Super Eight spot in the T20 World Cup 2024. With a 25-ball half-century to turn the tide back in Australia’s favor, Stoinis—who is having an incredible tournament—mixed power and deftness in another outstanding performance.

Meanwhile, Head ignited the crowd with a somewhat sedate 45-ball fifty that featured three sixes off of consecutive legal deliveries. Australia needed just five runs going into the last over, but there was one last twist, despite the fact that both had gone. When David was dropped by Chris Sole at deep midwicket with three needed off four balls, Scotland’s last chance vanished. The ball was sent into the bleachers next.

Scotland had been excellent for three-quarters of the match. On one of the finest batting surfaces of the tournament thus far, Brandon McMullen put on a brilliant showing that created the foundation for their success. Australia, who gave up six opportunities in a dismal fielding performance, recovered in the next ten overs, but some superb bowling kept them to 36 for 2 during their powerplay. But in the end, their batting order’s strength and depth proved to be too much, resulting in a wide range of emotions on both islands.

Throughout the first half of the innings, Australia was unable to match or surpass the asking rate. Following Mark Watt’s magnificent delivery that pitched on off stump and straightened to dismiss Glenn Maxwell, who had hit one six over long on, Scotland were feeling confident and there was a feeling that Australia may pay a price for being slow. But thanks to a misfield, Stoinis was able to avoid his opening ball and square cut one of Watt’s 24-yard passes.

He appeared on his game after skillfully reverse-sweeping Michael Leask from the first delivery of the following over, for which he is so well-known for his pure raw might. Even then, Stoinis’s reverse-hit six over point and subsequent down the ground to dismiss Leask elevated the need to a daunting 87 from 39 balls. The game changed dramatically when Head hit three sixes off Safyaan Sharif; at one point, 12 valid deliveries hauled in 46 runs. Although Australia had allowed itself some leeway, Sharif did retaliate by having Head removed from the picture.

Scotland had a few overs to assess the situation after being sent in, and by the middle of the third over, they had yet to reach double digits. When McMullen elegantly lofted Nathan Ellis over long off, it all changed. What came next was even better, as he flayed Mitchell Starc into the stands above cover using just his feet. Upon being inserted, Adam Zampa displayed remarkable footwork to dismiss him for six. He proceeded to drive through the off-side against a shorter delivery, and in the eighth over, he pulled up a 26-ball fifty with a brace of sixes off Ashton Agar.

George Munsey, on the other hand, had labored to 4 off 10 balls but, following McMullen’s example, took Glenn Maxwell’s over within the powerplay with 14 off the final three balls. Before dragging the following ball, which was a broader delivery, into the palms of deep midwicket, he swept Maxwell for another six. Scotland will be a little disappointed when, after 8.5 overs, they were down to 92 for 1, and that the final 11.1 overs only yielded 88 runs. Ellis, who kept getting better, deserves a lot of the credit for that after two really well-executed death overs.

Australia’s day on the field was surprisingly bad. Though none of the opportunities were easy, all told, they missed six catches, which according to statistics is the most in a Men’s T20 World Cup match. They once put down three balls in a row when Mitchell Marsh spilled a low ball at cover, Zampa palmed Matthew Cross’ draw over the fine leg line, and Matthew Wade was unable to take a glove down the leg side as Cross swept at Maxwell. Two earlier had been dismissed in Starc’s second over, when Head grassed a hard one at cover from McMullen and Marsh was unable to grasp a chance above his head at mid-on.

After Agar removed Michael Jones with a strike in the first over of the match, a lot had transpired by the time the game finished. He was participating in his first Twenty20 International since October 2022, when Australia was looking forward to possible Super Eight matchups. National selector George Bailey told reporters, “Deep in a tournament, when the same grounds are being used a lot, we’re starting to see some wickets that are starting to show a bit of fatigue in the West Indies.” Many of the players in this group have extensive cricket experience, having either played extensively in this squad or most recently in the IPL.

“However, Ash [Agar], who is recovering from his injuries, hasn’t been able to play as much as he would have liked because of how we’ve arranged things when he has been available.just having the chance to implement that in the midst and enable Mitch to handle the situation of having many spinners on the squad.” Australia ultimately employed 12 overs of spin, with all three bowlers—Agar, Maxwell, and Zampa—bowling their whole arsenal. When they play India in their last Super Eight match, they will return to St Lucia. It looked for a time as though Scotland might be joining them, but that turned out to be excruciatingly far away.

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Scotland Innings

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Australia Innings

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