The first coup in the T20 World Cup qualifiers. Scotland, who have little title in cricket, overthrew Bangladesh. In the second match played yesterday, the Scottish team won by six runs. Chris Greaves’ all-round performance gave Scotland a beautiful victory. He is also the star of the game.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field. Bangladesh’s calculation was that they could finish the game quickly by beating Scotland by a small margin. But everything went wrong. Scotland won the toss and elected to bat. Bangladesh could take only nine wickets.
Scotland took six wickets for 53 runs, but it was only later that Scotland took the field. Chris Greaves and Mark Watt led Scotland to victory. Greaves scored 45 runs. That too from 28 balls. Greaves’ innings consisted of four fours and two sixes. Mark Watt scored 22 runs. Watt’s innings came off 17 balls with two fours. Scotland crossed the 140 mark with the addition of the tail end. Mehdi Hasan took three wickets for Bangladesh.
When the ball was bowled, the Scottish column brought out Vishwaroopam. Bangladesh lost two wickets in 18 overs … Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim held on for a while. Then Chris Greaves took 2 wickets. Scotland’s shock treatment for Bangladesh when the best field of the last overs was added. Bangladesh were all out for 134 in 20 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Mushfiqur Rahim is Bangladesh’s top scorer with 38 runs. Chris Greaves gave up 19 runs in three overs.