T20 World Cup: Scotland stuns Bangladesh

Shubham Singh
18 Oct 2021
06:57
T20 World Cup: Scotland stuns Bangladesh

Scotland beat Bangladesh by six runs in an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup thriller. Batting first, Scotland made what then looked like a below-par total of 140. However, a middle-order collapse rendered Bangladesh short in the chase. Chris Greaves turned out to be the Player of the Match for both his batting and bowling.

Scotland batted first and saw six wickets falling for only 53 runs and except George Munsey’s 29 runs innings, the rest of the top and middle orders batters fell cheaply. Mark Watt and Chris Greaves then formed a 51 runs partnership and once Watt got out after making 22, Greaves broke free. He smacked Taskin for both four and sixes and ended up scoring 45 runs off 28 balls. A late six by Safyaan Sharif propelled Scotland to a decent 140/9.

Bangladesh lost Sarkar and Liton by the score of 18. Then the experience of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan came to the rescue. The pair batted till the score of 65 but Shakib and later Rahim fell to poor shots. Both batters fell to Reaves who continued to have a sensational game.

Ultimately, Bangladesh needed 37 off 18 balls but Watt struck to remove Afif Hossain to give Scotland an edge. Mahmudullah scored some boundaries but fell when the team needed his most. With Bangladesh falling short by six runs in the last over, Scotland claimed the win and Reaves bagged the Player of the Match award for his 45 runs and two for 19 runs spell.

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