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European Cricket Championship Match 5

European Cricket Championship Match by 11ic

Match 5 of European Cricket Championship is a head-to-head match between Malta and Scotland XI. With two wins in two games, Luxembourg tops the standings at the end of Day 1. With two points, Malta is below Luxembourg, having won one game on day one, and has a net run-rate of +0.738. After winning one game and losing one, Belgium is ranked third in the points table. They have a net run-rate of +0.248 Malta sits at the bottom of the points table below these countries. Two points have been earned by the Scotland XI, who have also won one and lost one. In net terms, they are doing poorly with a -0 run-rate.824 and, the result is that we sit in fourth place. Despite a strong start to the European Cricket Championship, France lags at the bottom of the table at the end of the first day. Day Two will be an opportunity to turn the tables around as they have lost both of their games so far.

Malta wins their first match of the tournament, and what an opponent they had to defeat to get there! This team contains some players who might be considered for Scotland in the near future, so to beat them by so much in such a short format should make Malta very proud. In addition, they should be proud of how quickly they turned things around after Scotland went on an absolute tear thanks to Jack Jarvis! Immediately after Bilal's first over, none of Malta's bowlers were able to stem the run flow, providing hope of a convincing victory for the Scotland XI. 122 was Malta's total with Varun Prasath at the crease, and it was Prasath with the ball who got Jarvis to hole out at cover with the crucial breakthrough! It was not until Prasath's second over that the tide began to turn. He gave only eight off his first over. It was one wicket at a time for the Scotland XI, but with most of their batters holing out in the deep, Malta could see a victory approaching! Justin Shaju accounted for Scotland's captain, Angus Guy, in the seventh over, conceding only one run from the over! Scotland's bowlers drew motivation from that; Shaju gave a single off his second over as well, one that had two wickets, including a sharp return catch, and Bilal Khan had 29 balls left to bowl for the victory. Malta completed a memorable victory with only 5 losses given away by Bilal. Malta won the match against Scotland XI by 24 runs

Malta vs Scotland XI

Malta won by 24 runs

Match 5 of European Cricket Championship 2022 happened at Cartama Oval in Cartama Spain.

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