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Good Afternoon, طاب مسائك, Tráthnóna maith! Hello and Welcome to the Group B match of the ongoing Desert T20 2017, between Oman and Scotland, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. I am Aditya Sahay, and I will be bringing to you the live updates from this crucial fixture. Scotland are at the top of the table at the moment, winning both their games. They are followed by Oman at the second spot, who have won as well as lost one game. Oman are slightly ahead of Netherlands, who share equal number of points and sit just behind them at No. 3. Thus, we are set to witness a tight finish for the spots of two semi-finalists from Group B.

Talking about Scotland, they have been clinical in their approach so far. They started their campaign by beating Hong Kong by 24 runs followed by a win over Netherlands by 7 runs at Abu Dhabi. The star performers for them in the victories were Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington with the bat and Josh Davey with the ball. While Scotland’s top-order excelled against Hong Kong, their middle and lower-order came good in the game against Netherlands and put up a competitive 148 on the board. Their bowlers led by Davey and Con de Lange then bowled tight spells to stop Netherlands on 141.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Oman vs Scotland, Desert T20 2017, Group B match at Dubai

Oman, on the other hand, lost to Netherlands but beat Hong Kong to stay alive in the tournament. Their game against Scotland thus becomes a virtual knock out game. If they lose on Thursday where as Netherlands beat Hong Kong in their final fixture, Oman will be knocked out while Netherlands will sail through to the semi-finals alongside Scotland. The penultimate day of Desert T20 2017 thus promises to be exciting.

Desert T20 2017: Points Table and Team Standings

Squads:

Oman: Sultan Ahmed (c), Aqib Ilyas, Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah, Khawar Ali, Khurram Nawaz, Ajay Lalcheta, Mehran Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Naseem Khushi, Arun Poulose, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Sufyan Mehmood, Zeeshan Maqsood.

Scotland: Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Con de Lange, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Oman vs Scotland, Desert T20 2017, Group B match at Dubai