T20 WC: Stoinis reveals the turning point of the match after Australia's victory against Scotland


Castries [Saint Lucia]: After his team's five-wicket win over Scotland in their ICC T20 World Cup match, Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis said Travis Head's three sixes in the 16th over changed the complexion of the match.

T20 WC: Stoinis reveals the turning point of the match after Australia's victory against Scotland

Half-centuries from Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis helped Australia finish the group stage unbeaten and defeat Scotland by five wickets in their ICC T20 World Cup match in St Lucia on Sunday.

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“The plan was usual, go in, play good shots, try to hit the ball hard then assess the situation. There was a strong breeze and that was the area to hit, the pitch was really good and I thought the Scots hit well, we were just talking about hitting, taking on a bowler and I think he changed the game with those three sixes I bowled consistently, got chances in the 3-4. last few months and in the IPL, it has helped me stay fit and get some runs,” he said during the post-match presentation.

With this victory, Australia leads Group B with four wins in four matches and eight points. Scotland failed to qualify for the Super Eights, finishing third with two wins, one defeat and no results, giving them five points. Defending champions England entered the Super Eights with this big help from their main rivals, as they also have the same win-loss and points record as Scotland, just a higher net run rate .

Coming into the match, Australia put Scotland on first. After losing Michael Jones early, George Munsey and Brandon McMullen put together a quick 89-run partnership to put Scotland back in the game. A fine knock from skipper Richie Berrington took Scotland to 180/5 in 20 overs.

Glenn Maxwell was the pick of the bowlers for Australia. Ashton Agar, Nathan Ellis and Adam Zampa got a wicket each.

In the 181-run chase, Australia lost a few early wickets and were 60/3 at one point. Then, an 80-run partnership between Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis took Australia to the brink of victory and Tim David applied a fine finish to clinch victory with two balls to play.

Mark Watt was the pick of the bowlers for Scotland.

Stoinis won the “Player of the Match” award.

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