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England have a slog ahead at T20 World Cup after washout

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Defending T20 world champions England were left high and dry after rain washed out their first World Cup match against Scotland on Tuesday night in Barbados.

Jos Buttler, captain of England. Picture: Randy Brooks, AFP

DEFENDING T20 world champions England were left high and dry after rain washed out their first World Cup match against Scotland on Tuesday night in Barbados.

With the Scots going well at 90/0, the rain could have well prevented a big shock in the tournament’s opening round.

England captain Jos Buttler doesn’t think so, though, and says of the Barbados encounter being rained out: “We expected a tough challenge, there are no easy games, but we were confident coming into the game.

“It is disappointing for everyone… We scrapped hard and we were confident of chasing that score down.”

England face Australia in their next Group B encounter this Saturday.

The Baggy Greens opened their tournament against Oman in Barbados on Thursday, winning that encounter by 39 runs.

Minnows Papua New Guinea and Uganda also battled it out for a first World Cup win in their Group C match in Guyana at 1.30am.

In that match, Papua New Guinea were dismissed for 77 in 19. overs, and Uganda had to scrap for the win, ending on 78/7 in 18.2 overs.

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