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Australia Win, England In: Memes flood after Australia gift England Super 8 qualification

Australia Win, England In: Memes flood after Australia gift England Super 8 qualification

Scotland got knocked out of the T20 World Cup after their close loss against Australia.

The internet was left buzzing after Australia beat Scotland in order to gift England a Super 8 qualification. The high-intensity match-up between Australia and Scotland was of great importance from a qualification point of view. Had Scotland won the match, they would have created history to make it to the Super 8 stage. However, Australia continued their domination and spotless records against associate nations as they registered a nervy win by 5 wickets at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St. Lucia on June 16, Sunday.

Marcus Stoinis turned out to be the chief tormentor against the Scotland team. Â While chasing a competitive target of 181 runs, Australia stuttered early on as they were reeling at 60/3. However, the 80-run partnership between Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis had ensured that Australia stayed ahead in the chase. Despite losing both the batters, Australia held their nerves to complete the chase with 2 balls to spare. Stoinis continued his brilliant form in the tournament as he scored a quick-fire 59 from just 29 balls. He was adjudged as the Player of the Match for his innings against Scotland.

However, the internet chose to hail Stoinis in a unique style. The Australian team made headlines when Josh Hazlewood said that they might look to go easy against Scotland ahead of the match. However, Pat Cummins and coach Matthew Mott regarded this as a joke by Hazlewood. The internet praised Stoinis by saying that he missed the team meeting and hence played such a brilliant knock.


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