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ICC T20 World Cup: Scotland Cruise To Seven-Wicket Victory Over Oman

Scotland boosted their chances of qualifying for the second round of the T20 Cricket World Cup after thrashing Oman by seven wickets in Antigua to move to the top of Group B.

Brandon mcmullen's unbeaten 61 off just 31 balls steered Scotland to victory with nearly seven overs to spare as the scots finished on 153-3 off 13.1 overs to reel in Oman's total of 150-7.

Mcmullen and the Scotland team are set to face Australia in their final group game, carrying a wave of confidence after a strong start to the tournament.

Oman Captain Aqib Ilyas meanwhile lamented his team's failure to build a more competitive total, and missed chances in the Scotland innings, after winning the toss and opting to bat at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North sound.