Last Updated on October 17, 2021 by Umar Khan
On a high, Ban vs Scot second match of Group B. Bangladesh has started The ICC T20 World Cup campaign. Bangladesh won the toss and was elected to field first. Taskin opens the bowl from the Bangladesh side. It was an excellent first over. The combo FIZ and Taskin look brilliant. After the first two over, Scotland has just managed to score four runs. Taskin started with four runs without any wicket, and The FIZ boy began with a maiden.
From Scotland side, K Coetzer and G Munsey Started the innings. It was a stutter for the Scottish side. They could not get the start they were looking for and lost their first wicket in 3rd over for 5 runs only on the board. M Saifuddin took the all-important wicket of Coetzer. He faced seven balls but could not open his account.
After the powerplay, Scotland managed to score 39 runs for the loss of one wicket. It is an excellent recovery after the first burst from the Bangladesh pace attack. At the end of the powerplay, Scotland is 39/1 in 6 overs.
In the 8th over of the game Mehdi Hassan Strikes. M Cross is the Man to go. LBW by Mehdi Hassan. It looked plumb, and Umpire raised a finger without wasting too much time. This is a double stile over—the most successful over of the Bangladesh Inning. Mehdi is now 2 in this over. It was fast delivery. At the end of the 8th, Scotland is 47/3. Scotland is in a bit of bother. The new Man in is MacLeod.
At the end of the halfway stage, Scotland is in miserable condition. At the end of the 10th, The team has only managed to score 51 runs, which is not enough for a team like Bangladesh. Shakib the senior pro has got his first wicket of the T20 World Cup 2021. Afif Hossain takes a blinder at the boundary line. Another wicket for Shakib Ul Hassan M Leask has to go this time. L Das takes an easy catch. At the end of 11, Scotland is 52/5 in deep trouble.
Another one bit the dust. MacLeod has bowled out by Mehdi Hassan. What a spell he is bowling at the moment. Mehdi Hassan took 3 wickets giving 7 runs in his 3 overs spell.
Mehdi Hassan finishes on a high, though the last over was a bit expensive. His four overs produced 11 dots, got 3 wickets for 19 runs. Excellent bowling!! Come on, Champ. After 15 overs Scotland scored 87 for the loss of 6 wickets. A good partnership is going on for Scotland.
At the end of halfway stage, Scotland after collapse managed to score 140 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. It is a good total. Mastafizur Rehman took two wickets in the last over on two consecutive deliveries. He was on a hat trick.
Chasing down a gettable target of 141 runs on 120 deliveries was not a difficult task for the Tigers. But due to Asian nature, they made a match of it. The start was a stuttering one again from the chasing team.
Bangladesh lost two wickets cheaply on 18 runs. It was not the start that Bangladesh was looking for. Brad Wheal and Josh Davey took 1 each in their initial burst pushing the Tigers on the back.
At the halfway stage Bangladesh managed to score only 59 runs. But the important thing was that they did not lose any more wickets. After 10 overs Bangladesh 59/2.
After 15 over Bangladesh has lost two more important wickets. Shakib Ul Hassan and Mushfiq Ur Rahim have lost their wickets. Bangladesh is 87/4. The match is equally poised now.
Wow! what a match are having at the moment. 15 balls remaining and Bangladesh needs 35 runs in 2.3 overs. Afif has just departed on 106/5.
Okay! Last two overs Bangladesh needs 32 runs. What a game of cricket we have. Another wicket went Bangladesh is 10/6. what a catch, on the boundary line. And Bangladesh is in deep deep trouble now. Six Runs! Muhaamdullah Tigers are back into the game. Oh, he has gone too. that’s not good for Bangladesh. Scotland is Just 7 balls away from making history.
7 balls and 25 runs to get. Bottom Line:
SCOTLAND BEAT BANGLADESH BY 6 RUNS