Match Report
T20 WC: Team India Crushed Scotland By Eight Wickets, Twitter Reacts
By Aditya Pratap - Nov 5, 2021 10:13 pm
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India and Scotland are playing in a Super 12 round match of the T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai. India registered their first win of the tournament against Afghanistan in their previous game while Scotland are yet to win a game in Super 12 round.

KL Rahul scored a flamboyant fifty in 18 balls

Virat Kohli finally won a toss and elected to bowl first. India brought Varun Chakaravarthy in place of Shardul Thakur while Scotland named an unchanged playing XI.

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India got off to a good start with the ball as Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Scottish skipper Kyle Coetzer for 1. Mohammad Shami, then, removed dangerous-looking George Munsey for 24. Scotland were 27/2 after the powerplay.

Virat Kohli tossed the ball to Ravindra Jadeja for the seventh over. The Indian all-rounder changed the game by taking two wickets in the same over to further deteriorate Scotland’s condition. Jadeja removed in-form Michael Leask as well in the same spell before Ravichandran Ashwin joined the party by dismissing Chris Greaves.

Mohammed Shami, then, bowled an excellent 17th over. He removed Calum MacLeod’s stumps on the first ball with a pin-perfect yorker. On the next ball, Safyaan Sharif ran for a non-existent single and got run out. Shami was breathing fire and rattled the stumps of Alasdair Evans on the third ball to sink Scotland to 81/9. Jasprit Bumrah finished the formalities by taking out the last wicket as Scotland got all-out for 85.

India needed to win the match within 7.1 overs to leapfrog both Afghanistan and New Zealand on net run-rate.

The Indian openers came out with this in mind and went berserk from the word go. Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were batting aggressively and scored 70 runs for the first wicket within five overs. Rohit got out for 30 runs in 15 balls, which featured five fours and one six. KL Rahul wasn’t going to stop there and notched up his fifty in just 18 balls. He got out after scoring 50 runs in 19 balls, where he hit six fours and three sixes.

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Suryakumar Yadav finished the match with a six as India chased down the target within 6.3 overs while having 8 wickets in hand.

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