Scotland Vs Bangladesh Quick Review – Scotland recover from precarious position and win against the much-fancied Bangladesh side.
Memorable victory for the Scottish team. Much to ponder for Bangladesh.
Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights
Toss: Bangladesh won the toss and chose to field first.
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat
Umpires: Ahsan Raza & Richard Kettleborough
What Actually Happened
- Winner: Scotland won by 6 runs
- Scores: Scotland 140/9 – Bangladesh 134/7
- Player of the Match: Chris Greaves
- Best Figures
- Mahedi Hasan – 3/19
- Brad Wheal – 3/24
- Most Runs
- Chris Graves – 45 (28)
- Mushfiqur Rahim – 38 (36)
Moments of The Day: Bangladesh’s Spinners, Chris Greaves, and MacLeod’s Catching Makes It Scotland’s Day
- Bangladesh Spinners Turn The Screws – George Munsey and Matthew Cross had taken Scotland up to 45/1 in 7 overs after the early wicket of their captain. Within the next 5 overs, Bangladesh took full control with the Mahedi Hasan-Shakib al Hasan duo. Scotland
- Chris Greaves and Mark Watts Manifest Recovery of the Ages – Switch hits, smart running, and with proper cricketing shots, the Greaves-Watts partnership of 51 (34) gave Scotland belief. Watts departed by Greaves continued on his merry way to 45. Add Safyaan Sharif’s 8* (2) including a mighty six, Scotland got much needed momentum.
- Calum MacLeod Catches Three Out of Thin Air – Although tight all-round bowling was the reason Bangladesh could not chase the score, equally as important was Calum MacLeod’s role as a boundary rider. Important catches of Shakib, Mahmudullah, and Nurul Hasan was the difference between a win or loss. One drop, and Bangladesh close that six run margin. However, MacLeod’s brilliance made sure that did not happen.
- Honorable Mention: There Is Swing at the T20 World Cup! Taskin, Saifuddin, Brad Wheal, & Josh Davey all found some hints of swing
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: The Musfiq-Shakib Partnership
- Mushfiqur Rahim has been one of the best wicketkeeper-batters over the past decade, and Shakib Al Hasan is undoubtedly one of the greatest all-rounders of all time (and now the highest wicket taker in T20Is). However, today’s loss might be attributed to their slow partnership – 47 (46) recovery was done, but could not carry on. 38 (36) & a painful 20 (28) does not do justice to their talents and experience.
Tweets of the Day
Scotland have had their struggles at the international level, but are slowly competing consistently against the best in the world.
T20 World Cup Points Table, Stat Alert
No need to go elsewhere for the Points Table, Highest Run Scorer, Highest Wicket Taker, Most Catches, and Most Dismissals. We will keep updating it in every article!
- Jatinder Singh – 73* runs (Oman, 1 Match)
- Zeeshan Mahmood – 4 wickets (Oman, 1 Match)
- Calum MacLeod (Scotland, 1 Match) – 3 catches
Group B Table
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Oman||1||1||0||0||2||+ 3.135|
|2. Scotland||1||1||0||0||2||+ 0.300|
|3. Bangladesh||1||0||1||0||0||– 0.300|
|4. Papua New Guinea||1||0||1||0||0||– 3.135|
Also, if you have not yet read our T20 World Cup Previews, here is a list of all of them! Check them out and share ahead:
- A Review – Group A 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Ireland, Namibia, Netherlands, Sri Lanka
- B Review – Group B 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Bangladesh, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland
- 1 Review – Group 1 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies
- 2 Review – Group 2 2021 T20 World Cup Squads Dissected: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand
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