USA Beats Scotland at Cricket

Yes, you did read that right. The final round of the group stages of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers took place today, and USA registered their second win of the tournament (the other being against hapless minnows, Oman). Unfortunately that wasn’t enough to get them into the playoffs. It was, however, just enough to lift them above Uganda on net run rate, so they finished 6th in their group. On Thursday they will play Bermuda, who were 6th in the other group, for 11th place overall.

Scotland, meanwhile, should not be too disappointed. They managed to qualify for the playoffs, as did Canada. The two group winners were Afghanistan and Namibia, while Netherlands and Ireland took the runners-up spots. By next week we should know which two teams get to play with the big boys in Sri Lanka later this year.