Scotland lose thriller to Singapore in opening game of T20 World Cup Qualifier

Since they slumped into a two-run defeat scotlands bid for a spot at the next seasons T20 World Cup in Australia got off to a losing start.
Scotland needed eight with four wickets in hand over in the last to trump the 168-6 of Singapore – but lost three wickets in four balls to complete in Dubai.
Calum Macleod (44) fell to the third chunk of the 20th finished, with Safyaan Sharif dismissed in the penultimate ball after which Alasdair Evans run out from the last delivery.
Scotland had raced to 70-0 inside eight overs thanks principally to George Munsey (46 off 25 balls), who is hoping to be selected by a side during Sundays inaugural draft for The Hundred.
Surendran Chandramohan (51 off 55 balls) top-scored for Singapore, while Sharif and Josh Davey picked up two wickets apiece for Scotland.
The next years tournament proper will be reached by the top six sides at the 14-team World Cup Qualifier, together with West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, England, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The qualifiers will combat Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the first round, with the top four linking the rest of the sides in the Super stage.

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