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Scotland’s Michael Leask (centre) celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies’ captain Nicholas Pooran during the Australia 2022 Twenty20 World Cup cricket match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Scotland won by 42 runs. Image Credit: AFP

Hobart: Scotland beat two-time champion West Indies by 42 runs today to produce the the second big upset in two days at the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup after Namibia’s win over Sri Lanka.

George Munsey scored an unbeaten 66 to lift Scotland to 160 for five after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions at Hobart.

Regular wickets

Disciplined bowling from Scotland resulted in regular wickets and restricted West Indies to 118 in 18.3 overs in the Group B opener.

Mark Watt (3-12) took three wickets and Brad Wheal (2-32) and Michael Leask (2-15) each took two wickets.

The teams that place first or second in each of the preliminary-round groups will advance to the Super 12 round, which starts this weekend with defending champion Australia against New Zealand.