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England get huge net run rate win

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Published: 21:29, 14 June 2024  
England get huge net run rate win

Defending champions England won their first match of the T20 World Cup 2024 as they hammered Oman by eight wickets in a Group B clash in Antigua on Friday. 

After dismissing Oman for just 47, England finished on 50-2 in a mere 3.1 overs to bolster their net run-rate which could yet prove decisive in their bid to qualify for the second-round Super Eights. 

England would hope for a favour from arch-rivals Australia, who face Scotland in their final group game on Sunday.

Adil Rashid was the pick of an outstanding four-prong attack with figures of 4 for 11, before a turbo-charged chase capped by Jos Buttler's 24 not out from eight balls.

Assuming England can achieve a further two points against Namibia on Saturday, Scotland will be left with the daunting task of beating the Group B leaders Australia if they hope to progress to the Super Eight - and even Josh Hazlewood at his most tongue-in-cheek might baulk at permitting that prospect.