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World T20: Scotland register first upset, beat Bangladesh by 6 runs Scotland
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World T20: Scotland register first upset, beat Bangladesh by 6 runs

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Oct 2021, 11:28 pm

Muscat: Scotland registered the first upset of World T20 as the team defeated Bangladesh by 6 runs in a Group B match of the tournament here on Sunday.

Bangladesh received a jolt in their path to qualify to the main round of the tournament.

After posting 140 runs for the loss of nine wickets, Scotland bowlers restricted the South Asian side at 134 for the loss of seven wickets.

Brad Wheal and spinner Chris Greaves bowled brilliantly to make things tough for the favourites in the match Bangladesh.

Brad Wheal picked up three wickets including skipper Mahmadullah (23) to end all hopes for the opponent.

Mahmadullah hammered one boundary and a six in match but failed to help his side reach the target as he was dismissed by the Scottish bowler in the 19th over of the game.

Mushfiqur Rahim added 38 runs while all-rounder Shakib-Al Hasan contributed 20 runs with his willow in their opening match of the showpiece tournament but both of them failed to convert the start they made.

 Earlier, Chris Greaves' 28-ball 45 in the death overs allowed Scotland to put up a fighting total of 140/9 against Bangladesh in the Group B match of the T20 World Cup here on Sunday.

Asked to bat first, Scotland had a horrible start with Bangladesh bowlers Mahedi Hasan (3/19) and Shakib Al Hasan (2/17) removing the top six Scottish batters for just 51 runs by the 12th over.

Skipper Kyle Coetzer was the first wicket to fall for nought to pacer Saifuddin.

Scotland did put up a fight after the first wicket as Matthew Cross (11) and George Munsey (29) added 40 runs for the second wicket.

The fightback was soon laid to rest by Mahedi, who removed the two Scottish top-order batters in his first over.

Shakib then put Scotland in further trouble by getting rid of Richie Berrington (2) and Michael Leask (0) in quick succession with the scoreboard at 51/5.

Greaves then came to the batting side's rescue with four boundaries and two sixes in the latter half of the innings. Mark Watt also chipped in with a 17-ball 22 before falling to Taskin Ahmed.

Josh Davey and Safyaan Sharif (8 runs each) also added some quick runs down the order to take Scotland to 140/9.