HOBART, Australia (AP) — Scotland beat two-time champion West Indies by 42 runs Monday in 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 from 53 deliveries to lift Scotland to 160 for five after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions at Hobart.
Disciplined bowling from Scotland resulted in regular wickets and restricted West Indies to 118 in 18.3 overs in reply in the Group B opener.
“It’s a special win for us,” Scotland captain Richie Berrington said. “There’s a lot of hard work that’s gone into this. I’m just extremely proud.”
Left-arm spinner Mark Watt (3-12) opened the bowling and took three wickets, and pace bowler Brad Wheal (2-32) and offspinner Michael Leask (2-15) each took two wickets.
Zimbabwe had a 31-run win over Ireland later Monday, with Sikandar Raza leading the way with 82 from 48 deliveries.