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Cricket Scotland thanks 12-year-old who designed team’s T20 World Cup jersey

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Scotland has thanked a teenager who designed its team’s jersey for the ongoing T20 World Cup.© Instagram

Scotland took a major step towards qualifying for the Super 12 stage of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup when they beat Papua New Guinea by 17 runs to register their second win in as many matches in Group B of Round 1 matches. They had earlier defeated favorites Bangladesh in the first match of their tournament. Cricket Scotland took to Twitter on Tuesday to thank 12-year-old girl Rebecca Downey, who designed the jersey that the team is playing in the tournament, for supporting the team by watching the match on TV. He also posted a picture of Rebecca wearing the jersey along with the post.

Cricket Scotland wrote on Twitter: “12 year old Rebecca Downey from Haddington. She was following our first game on TV, proudly sporting the shirt she designed herself. Thanks again Rebecca!”.

Kyle Coetzer’s men then put up a scintillating bowling effort with Davey (4/18) to emerge as the standout bowler to dismiss PNG for 148 in 19.3 overs. PNG thus pulled out early from their first campaign in the T20 World Cup after their second successive defeat.

They lost to Oman by 10 wickets in their first match of the tournament.

Chasing 166 for victory, PNG needed to set their batsmen on fire but found no momentum and were soon reduced to 35 for 5 in 6 overs. Norman Vanua (47) and Kiplin Doriga (18) then added 53 runs in 29 balls to revive hope but Watt broke the partnership in the 17th over, dismissing the latter.

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Davy then returned to remove Vanua and dashed slim hopes of a first win in PNG’s first global appearance.

(with PTI inputs)

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