Bangladesh vs Scotland Declared 2nd Match: Scotland Win By 6 Runs

Scotland made a great start to the ICC MenT20 World cup with an easy victory over Bangladesh by 6 runs win in their opening match.

Right arm pacer Brad Wheel was the highest wicket-taker from Scotland’s side. His contribution with the ball made restrict the Bangladesh team to – runs.

Bangladesh’s spinners lead with the ball in the first half

After winning the toss, Bangladesh Caption Mamudullah was selected to field first. Their bowlers made a decision right. Bangladesh bowlers restrict Scotland to 140 runs.

Scotland once was in good stage with a score of 42-1 in 7 overs, but they lost their 5 wickets in a short time in just 8 runs. This made Scotland’s situation 53-6 from 42-1. A partnership of 51 runs between MRJ Watt and CN Greaves made Scotland reach to 140 runs mark in the end. George Munsey and Chris Greaves were the top scorers from Scotland’s side.

Munsey played a knock of 29 runs with the help of two fours and two sixes. He was looking good touch, but Hassan had to get out on the way to hitting sweep shot to Mehendi. Chris Greaves made a crucial knock of 45 in 28 deliveries with the help of four fours and two sixes. Made Scotland reach a challenging total of 140 runs.

Mehendi Hassan was a leading wicket-taker in today’s match. He picked three wickets by giving only 19 runs in his 4 overs spell. Mustafizur Rahman took 2 back to back wickets in an over with one maiden over. Shakib Al Hassan also picked two wickets by spending 17 runs in his 4 overs spell. Pacers Mohammad Saifuddin and Taskin Ahmed manage to pick one wicket.

Scotland Tight Feilding and excellent bowling made restrict the Bangla tigers to 134 runs

After collecting two early wickets in the powerplay, Scottish bowlers tighten their grip on the match. A partnership between Shakib and Musfiqur handled their attack. But their efforts weren’t enough to make them win. Skipper Mahumudullah disoriented his fans by scoring only 23 runs. Taking wickets on crucial points, Scotti’s bowlers made Bangladesh dream to start their journey with win fade.

Brad Wheel was the highest wicket taken from his side. He took 3 wickets by spending 24 runs. Chris geaves give good accompany to him. He took 2 wickets in his three-over spell by giving 19 runs. Josh Davey and Mark Watt had taken one wicket each to help their country win.

After scoring 140 runs on this pitch, Bangladesh fans thought it would be an easy chase for them in front of inexperienced Scotland’s bowlers. But their willpower made them win the match. Scotland took some amazing catches on the field. Picking wickets at the right time made Bangladesh’s innings chances to win fade.

Mushfiqur Rahim was the highest scorer from Bangladesh’s side. He scored a knock of 38 runs with the help of one-four after losing two early wickets. He made a partnership of 47with Shakib Al Hassan. But Greaves made Shakib catch to MacLoed on 23runs. Graves was awarded as Man Of The Match award for his all-around der performance with ball and bat. He scored a knock of 43 runs and took two wickets.

Scotland will play their second match against PNG on 19th October 2021 at 3.30 PM.

Bangladesh will play their match against host Oman on Tues  19th October 2021 at 7.30 PM

The team that will finish at the top in group B in the qualification round will get added to the top 6 in India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan.

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