Pakistan Vs Scotland Quick Review – Shoaib Malik rolls back the years as Berrington makes a WC Super 12 fifty.
The semi-finalists are now solidified – (1) England Vs New Zealand and (2) Pakistan Vs Australia.
Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and chose to field first.
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE
Umpires: Rod Tucker & Paul Wilson
What Actually Happened
- Winner: New Zealand won by 72 runs
- Scores: Pakistan 189/4 Scotland 117/6
- Player of the Match: Shoaib Malik 54* (18)
- Best Figures
- Hamza Tahir (4-0-24-1)
- Shadab Khan (4-0-14-2)
- Most Runs
- Babar Azam 66 (47)
- Richie Berrington 54* (37)
Moments of The Day: Babar-Malik-Shadab Demolish Scotland
- Pakistan now have had 5 different Player of the Match awards—Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Asif Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, and now Shoaib Malik. Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam so far? 68*, 9, 51, 70, & 66. Highest run-scorer of the tournament, 4 fifties, and has not been their most important player yet. Wow.
- Shoaib Malik has been playing international cricket for 22 years, about the age of several Pakistani players in this young side. Today, he showed the world why he is one of the best players against spin. Six sixes and one four as Pakistan scored 77 in the last 5.
- Richie Berrington had made a 50 in the qualifying stages but an unbeaten fifty today ensured Scotland do not suffer a repeat of the Afghanistan game (Afghanistan had scored around 190 and routed Scotland for 60). Good knock.
- Pakistan’s spinners were ultra impressive. Imad Wasim scored 4-0-17-0 and Shadab Khan with 4-0-14-2. Miserly spells. Tied down George Munsey for 17 (31). Strike rate of 54.83. The reason of this slowdown was brilliant captaincy. See the graphic below.
Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: Kyle Coetzer
- Kyle Coetzer has been synonymous with Scotland Cricket for more than a decade now. One of the stars of the mammoth ODI victory against England.
- Lot was expected of the captain but scores of 0, 6,41, 10, 17, 1, & 9 do not inspire much confidence. 84 runs at an average of 12, from which 41 runs came in one match. For a top order batter, that is way too low.
In any case, hope Scotland bounces better in the 2022 T20 World Cup, which they have already qualified for since they made it to the Super 1ws this time.
T20 World Cup Points Table, Most Runs, Wickets, Catches, Dismissals
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!
- Babar Azam – 264 runs (Pakistan, 5 Matches)
- Wanindu Hasaranga – 16 wickets (Sri Lanka, 8 Matches)
- Calum MacLeod – 8 catches (Scotland, 7 Matches)
- Matthew Wade – 8 dismissals (Australia, 5 Matches)
Group 1 Table
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. England||5||4||1||0||8||+ 2.464|
|2. Australia||5||4||1||0||8||+ 1.216|
|3. South Africa||5||4||1||0||8||+ 0.739|
|4. Sri Lanka||5||2||3||0||4||– 0.269|
|5. West Indies||5||1||4||0||2||– 1.641|
|6. Bangladesh||5||0||5||0||0||– 2.383|
Group 2 Table
|Points||Net Run Rate|
|1. Pakistan||5||5||0||0||10||+ 1.583|
|2. New Zealand||5||4||1||0||8||+ 1.162|
|3. India||4||2||2||0||4||+ 1.619|
|4. Afghanistan||5||2||3||0||4||+ 1.053|
|5. Namibia||4||1||3||0||2||– 1.851|
|6. Scotland||5||0||5||0||0||– 3.543|
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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Image Courtesy: Graphic (original work), Kyle Coetzer – Photo by Francois Nel-ICC/ICC via Getty Images, Mahmudullah – Photo by Mike Hewitt-ICC/ICC via Getty Images