Cricket

England Vs Scotland, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Highlights: First Abandoned Game - Only 10 Overs Played In 5 Hours Amidst Rain Delays

England vs Scotland, Tuesday, June 4: Unfortunately, ICC T20 World Cup match 6 between defending champions England and Scotland at the iconic Kensington Oval in Bridgetown had to be abandoned posing several delays due to heavy rain after first 10 overs. Scots completed their innings with a commendable total of 90/0 runs. However, England missed their opportunity to chase the target. Stay tuned for more updates!

Rain is holding up Scotland's impressive start against England. The waiting game is on. X/ @ICC

England Vs Scotland, Tuesday June 4 , 2024

England vs Scotland, Tuesday, June 4: Unfortunately, ICC T20 World Cup match 6 between defending champions England and Scotland at the iconic Kensington Oval in Bridgetown had to be abandoned posing several delays due to heavy rain after first 10 overs. Scots completed their innings with a commendable total of 90/0 runs. However, England missed their opportunity to chase the target. Stay tuned for more updates!

Squads

England: Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt (WK), Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

Scotland: Richie Berrington (C), Matthew Cross (wk), Brad Currie, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Jack Jarvis, Michael Jones, Michael Leask, Brandon McMullen, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Charlie Tear (wk), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal.

Toss Update

Scotland win the toss and opts to bat. 

Playing XIs

England: Jos Buttler(w/c), Philip Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Scotland: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington(c), Matthew Cross(w), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Christopher Sole, Brad Wheal, Bradley Currie

Start Of Play Delayed Due To Rain

Game Delayed! It has started raining and the covers are on. Looks like we'll have a delayed start to the game.

Rain Update: The Sun Is Shining Again

Good News! The rain has stopped and the Sun is shining again. The umpires are on the ground for an inspection.

Rain Update

Play to start at 11:00 local time|8:30pm IST. No overs lost.

Covers Coming Off

The ground staff has started to take off the covers off.

Wet Pitch Alert

There seems to be a wet patch on the playing strip which the officials are still inspecting it. There will be a further inspection to confirm the start time.

Teams Are Out

Teams line up for the national anthems.

George Munsey And Michael Jones Open For Scots

George Munsey and Michael Jones to open for Scotland. Mark Wood will bowl the first over.

Scotland 2/0

Munsey Is Having A Good Time On Field

George Munsey seems to be having a good time on the strike as he sweeps two fours for the Scottish side.

Scotland 33/0

Covers Are Back, Rain Stops Play

The covers are put on. Play has been stopped due to rain. The sheet covering the 22 yards is being pinned down. Larger coverings are placed on the edges.

Scotland 51/0 in 6.2 overs

Covers Are Back On, Play To Start Shortly

The covers are put back on. The majority of the ground is covered in a massive, dark cloud. There will be a longer wait. It appears menacing. We have merely eliminated the restart time of 12:20 from the calculation. The groundskeepers are having a difficult time because of a strong gust.

Rain Rain Go Away!

Rain is holding up Scotland's impressive start against England. The waiting game is on. The rain continues to fall. But it started to brighten up.

Overs Reduced!

Due to heavy rain, the match has been shortened to 10 overs per side.

Scotland Continue With Sixth Over

Moeen Ali resumes with four deliveries left in this over. He starts with a dot as Jones steps out but Ali keeps it wide. Jones takes a single to deep covers on the next ball. Munsey sweeps and gets a top edge, sending it over Buttler behind the stumps, but only manages a single.

Scotland 61/0

Jones-Munsey Make Wicket Taking Dry For England

Jones and Munsey are not only unleashing powerful shots for Scotland, including sixes and fours, but they're also playing cautiously against the English bowlers, making it tough to take wickets.

Scotland 83/0

Last Over

In the final over, Adil Rashid seems to be focused on containing runs and securing dismissals. Munsey manages just one run to deep mid-wicket, while a dot ball follows as Munsey misses a reverse sweep. Rashid then concedes a single to Michael Jones, who drives it to long-off.

Scotland 90/0 in 10 overs.

Kudos To Ground Staff

Thanks to the amazing ground staff, the match is happening despite heavy rain. After the first innings, they cover the pitch as a precautionary measure against any potential rain, ensuring the game continues without interruption.

It's Time For The Chase; Target 109 In 10 Overs

With the intervention of the DLS system, England is set to chase 109 runs in 10 overs, a target Scotland appears content with. However, there's a lingering sense of missed opportunity as they reflect on the last two overs, which yielded only 18 runs. Rain disrupted play when Scotland stood at 51 for no loss after 6.2 overs, leading to a truncation of the game to 10 overs per side.

Match Abandoned!

And the BAD NEWS is here, the match is canceled due to rain. While a target of 109 would have surely made for an interesting chase for England, that's the end of proceedings for tonight. Each team gets a point each.

Good Night!

That wraps it up from our end. We'll be back with another exciting match soon. Stay tuned!

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement