Shane Burger upbeat despite cyclone ending hopes of win in Oman

The Scotland coach says his side were in a good place before abandonment.

Shane Burger upbeat despite cyclone ending hopes of win in Oman SNS Group

Scotland head coach Shane Burger took major encouragement from their series in Oman despite a cyclone depriving them of a chance for a fourth successive win.

Scotland were on 100 for three after 23 overs against their hosts when rain stopped play on Saturday, and forecasts for more extreme weather forced an abandonment.

Taking seven points from four matches has seen Scotland move into second place in the Cricket World Cup League 2 table and they have six games in hand on leaders Oman, who are 11 points ahead.

Burger, whose side bagged two wins over Papua New Guinea and one against Oman earlier in the series, said: “It’s disappointing that we couldn’t get out and play again, but all in all I’m relatively pleased with the trip.

“To get seven out of eight points in foreign conditions, particularly against a team like Oman who are probably going to push us all the way to the end of the CWCL2, to get a victory against them and have a game set up in a reasonable position when the rain did come, we’ll take a lot of heart from that. We’ve certainly achieved our goals that we set.”

Scotland now head to the United Arab Emirates to build up for the T20 World Cup.