T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier: Scotland crush Italy on record-breaking day for Oli Hairs

Ollie Hairs and Brandon McMullen shared an explosive partnership of 183

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Ollie Hairs and Brandon McMullen shared an explosive partnership of 183 at The Grange
Scotland: 245-2 (20 overs) Hairs 127*, McMullen 96
Italy: 90 all out (12.4 overs) Stewart 41; Main 5-26
Scotland win by 155 runs
Scorecard

Oli Hairs equalled Scotland’s highest T20 score with 127 not out as Italy were demolished by 155 runs.

The opening batter, dropped twice early on, also set a new national mark for the fastest century, getting to 102 in just 40 balls at the Grange, Edinburgh.

Brandon McMullen fell on 96 as Scotland reached 245-2 to make it three T20 World Cup Qualifier wins from three.

Italy could only muster 90 in 12.4 overs, with Gavin Main taking five wickets.

Hairs’ maiden international century included fourteen fours and eight sixes as the 32-year-old punished Italy for those missed catching opportunities inside the first four overs.

With George Munsey gone for 12 after slashing at a wide delivery, McMullen looked certain to join Hairs on three figures but holed out going for the…

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