T20 World Cup results: England and Scotland’s opener washed out in Barbados

Whether the final rain shower hurt England’s chance to begin with a win or allowed them to escape from a tough task probably depends on your level of optimism.

Scotland would have fancied themselves to defend their target. In contrast, little went right for England on a frustrating day.

First play was delayed by rain and again because water managed to get onto the pitch through the covers.

In the first 6.2 overs of Scotland’s innings, England were guilty of misfields as well as Wood’s transgression, which allowed the Scots to reach 51-0.

Jofra Archer was given a warm ovation in his first international in the country of his birth and bowled two overs for 12 runs but Chris Jordan, another England bowler born in Barbados, was hit for 17 in one over, including a pulled six by Michael Jones onto the Kensington Oval roof.

When play began again, Scotland had full license to attack and Jones struck Adil Rashid’s first ball straight for six while Munsey hit two reverse slogs later in the over – the first for four and the second for six.

England are defending the title they won in Australia 18 months ago but also attempting to move on from their disappointing campaign in the 50-over World Cup last autumn.

This was an awkward start, while Scotland showed they can trouble anyone.

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