ICC World Twenty20, 2021

Bangladesh vs Scotland - Match 2

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman

Date & Time: 17 October 2021

Bangladesh 134/7

RR: 6.7 | Scotland beat Bangladesh by 6 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Liton Das c George Munsey & b Brad Whealc George Munsey & b Brad Wheal5700
Soumya Sarkar c George Munsey & b Josh Daveyc George Munsey & b Josh Davey5510
Shakib Al Hasan c Calum MacLeod & b Chris Greavesc Calum MacLeod & b Chris Greaves202810
Mushfiqur Rahim bowled Chris Greavesbowled Chris Greaves383612
Mahmudullah c Calum MacLeod & b Brad Whealc Calum MacLeod & b Brad Wheal232211
Afif Hossain c Josh Davey & b Mark Wattc Josh Davey & b Mark Watt181220
Nurul Hasan c Calum MacLeod & b Brad Whealc Calum MacLeod & b Brad Wheal2300
Mahedi Hasan not out not out 13511
Mohammad Saifuddin not out not out 5210
Taskin Ahmed
Mustafizur Rahman
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 2, w 3, nb 0)
Total 134 (7 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
8-1 (Soumya Sarkar,1.3), 18-2 (Liton Das,3.3), 65-3 (Shakib Al Hasan,11.1), 74-4 (Mushfiqur Rahim,13.1), 106-5 (Afif Hossain,17.3), 110-6 (Nurul Hasan,18.2), 116-7 (Mahmudullah,18.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Brad Wheal4 0 24 3 6.00
Josh Davey4 0 24 1 6.00
Safyaan Sharif3 0 26 0 8.67
Michael Leask2 0 20 0 10.00
Mark Watt4 0 19 1 4.75
Chris Greaves3 0 19 2 6.33
Kyle Coetzer 0 0 0 0 0
George Munsey0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Cross 0 0 0 0 0
Richie Berrington0 0 0 0 0
Calum MacLeod0 0 0 0 0

Right then! The T20 World Cup is underway and we have had two great matches on the first day. The action now moves to Group A now. On 18th October, Ireland will face Netherlands at 2 pm Local (10 am GMT) and then Sri Lanka will face Namibia at 6 pm Local (2 pm GMT). Make sure you join us for that. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Kyle Coetzer, the skipper of Scotland, says that the Bangladeshi bowlers were outstanding and they were blown away a bit. Adds that Greaves was sensational with the bat and they have a lot of belief in their squad. Further adds that winning a game like this does boost their confidence a lot and this further strengthens their belief. Says that they will analyze after this game about how they can improve their game further. Finishes by saying that the team members really back each other.

Mahmudullah, the skipper of Bangladesh, says the wicket was good and the target was chaseable. Credits his bowlers by saying that they bowled really well but it was their batters who did not perform well. Adds that Scotland batted well after losing wickets in the middle overs. Tells that they will regroup and hopes that they do not repeat these mistakes in the next game and win the match. Signs off by saying that the wicket was very good to bat on but they need to pull their socks up now.

Chris Greaves, PLAYER OF THE MATCH, says they were in trouble and it does not always go that way, they needed to re-build and he is delighted he could be the one to play the crucial knock. States they had something to bowl at and power-hitting at the end was unbelievable. Adds he is glad he could contribute to his team's success. Finishes by saying that it feels incredible to be a Scottish cricketer at this moment.

What a show it was by Scotland! They were pumped up thanks to the blazing finish they got to their batting and came out with intent in the field. All the bowlers except for Michael Leask bowled really well and kept the pressure on the batters. Brad Wheal got 3 wickets and went for only 24 runs in his spell. Chris Greaves got 2 wickets while Josh Davey and Mark Watt chipped in with 1 wicket each. It was a team performance by them and even their fielding was superb. Calum MacLeod in particular was brilliant and took 3 catches in the field. Safyaan Sharif did go for runs in the last over but they had enough in their kitty to win this game. Overall, they will be very happy with their show in the game. This is just the way they would have wanted to start their campaign in the T20 World Cup.

Bangladesh would have wanted a good start given the kind of experience they have in their batting ranks but that did not happen. Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das fell very cheaply and they were 18 for 2. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim then repaired things with a good stand in the middle but the required run rate kept creeping up. First, Shakib Al Hasan fell while looking to up the ante and then Mushfiqur Rahim followed him soon. Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain hit some boundaries in the death overs to keep the game alive but their departure in successive overs was the final nail in the coffin for Bangladesh. Mahedi Hasan did hit a few boundaries in the last over, but it was not enough for them.

What a win for Scotland! They were down and out in the first innings but came back strong to put on a good score on the board. Then they walked out on the field and bowled with fire to defend it. What a way to get the T20 World Cup underway for Scotland. Bangladesh, on the other hand, would be very disappointed with the way this game turned out for them. Celebrations in the Scotland camp and they have deserved this victory!

Safyaan Sharif to Mahedi Hasan, That is it! Scotland have handed Bangladesh a defeat in their opening game! Back of a length, around off. Mahedi Hasan pulls it to deep mid-wicket and can only manage a single. Scotland WIN THE MATCH BY 6 RUNS!
Safyaan Sharif to Mahedi Hasan, FOUR! Another full toss, around off. Mahedi Hasan carves it past covers for a boundary. 8 runs needed off the last ball!

They are checking for a no ball here! Could be a game-changing moment but it seems fine for now and it is not termed as a no ball which means Bangladesh need 12 from two.

Safyaan Sharif to Mahedi Hasan, SIX! BANG! Well, well! Is there a twist in the tale? Sharif serves a juicy full toss, on middle and leg. Mahedi Hasan stays back and sends it sailing way over deep square leg for a maximum! 12 runs needed off 2 balls!
Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Saifuddin, Top delivery! A yorker, around middle and leg. Mohammad Saifuddin squeezes it out to the left of the bowler for a run.
Safyaan Sharif to Mohammad Saifuddin, FOUR! Bangladesh more of these if they are to win this game now! Length ball, outside off. Mohammad Saifuddin lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

The physio is out as Mahedi Hasan hit the ball onto his helmet. He seems fine though.

Safyaan Sharif to Mahedi Hasan, Leg bye! Full ball, around leg. Mahedi Hasan gets low and looks to scoop it over the keeper but he gets an inside edge onto his pads. The batters take a run.

Safyaan Sharif to bowl the last over. He has plenty of runs to defend. 23 to be precise. Can Bangladesh spring in a surprise?

Brad Wheal to Mahedi Hasan, Good-length ball, around off. Mahedi Hasan lofts it to mid off and takes a run. 24 runs needed off the last over!

Mohammad Saifuddin walks out to bat!

Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, OUT! TAKEN! Oh, dear! That probably should be the game for Scotland as Bangladesh lose their skipper! Full ball, in the slot, outside off. Mahmudullah looks to smash it over long on but it takes the toe end and the ball goes to that man again, Calum MacLeod at long on who takes a simple catch.
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, Excellent delivery! Yorker-length delivery, around off. Mahmudullah digs it out back to the bowler.
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, SIX! BANG! Mahmudullah breaks the shackles! Wheal hurls a slower ball, on a length, outside off. Mahmudullah frees his arms and tonks it way over deep mid-wicket for a biggie!

Mahedi Hasan walks out to bat now!

Brad Wheal to Nurul Hasan, OUT! CAUGHT! Another good catch from Calum MacLeod and Bangladesh slip further! A slower ball, on a length, around off. Nurul Hasan looks to go downtown but it takes the toe end of the bat and the ball lobs up in the air towards long on. Calum MacLeod there, takes the catch, he realizes the momentum is taking him over the ropes. He throws it up inside the ropes, comes back and takes it with ease.
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, A low full toss, outside off. Mahmudullah looks to slog hard but it takes the outside edge to the right of the keeper. The keeper dives to his right and stops a certain boundary. A single taken.

Brad Wheal to bowl now. He has been given the 19th. probably the most important over of the game. 32 needed.

Mark Watt to Nurul Hasan, Full ball, outside off. Nurul Hasan digs it out towards sweeper cover and collects a couple. 32 runs needed off 2 overs!
Mark Watt to Nurul Hasan, Yorker-length ball, around off. Nurul Hasan digs it out back to the bowler.
Mark Watt to Mahmudullah, Full ball, on the pads. Mahmudullah works it to long on for a run.
Mark Watt to Afif Hossain, OUT! CAUGHT! A huge wicket this for Scotland and Bangladesh lose their fifth wicket! Watt fires in a quicker ball, on a length, around middle. Afif Hossain looks to heave it away but it goes off the inner half of the bat straight to Josh Davey at deep mid-wicket who takes a good catch. 50th T20I wicket for Mark Watt. Nurul Hasan walks out to bat.
Mark Watt to Mahmudullah, Quicker ball, fuller in length, outside off. Mahmudullah drills it hard towards long off for just a run.
Mark Watt to Afif Hossain, Full ball, around off. Afif Hossain squeezes it out towards long off to collect a single.

Mark Watt to bowl his last.

Josh Davey to Mahmudullah, FOUR! Nicely done by the skipper, Mahmudullah! A full ball, outside off. Mahmudullah shuffles across and reverse-scoops it. The ball flies over the keeper and goes into the fence! 37 runs needed off 18 balls!
Josh Davey to Afif Hossain, Short ball, outside off. Afif Hossain reaches out and punches it to cover for one.
Josh Davey to Mahmudullah, Slower ball, dragged down. Mahmudullah is early into his pull and the ball rolls towards deep square leg for a single.
Josh Davey to Afif Hossain, Full ball, outside off. Afif Hossain drills it to long off for a run.
Josh Davey to Afif Hossain, FOUR! Cheeky from young Afif Hossain! A low full toss, on middle. Afif Hossain gets low, shuffles across and scoops it over the keeper for a boundary.
Josh Davey to Mahmudullah, Slower ball, banged in short, around leg. Mahmudullah miscues his pull and the ball goes to short fine leg. A single taken!
Chris Greaves to Mahmudullah, Just the one! Fuller and on middle, Mahmudullah hits it down to long on. No timing again, just a single.
Chris Greaves to Afif Hossain, Just the one! On middle, Afif Hossain pulls it towards square leg for only one. Singles won't harm Scotland.
Chris Greaves to Afif Hossain, Put down! That is a tough chance though! Outside off, Afif slashes at it. It goes off the underedge and hits the lower part of the gloves of the keeper. He had no time to react.
Chris Greaves to Afif Hossain, JUST IN! Not the best of running from Afif Hossain! Shorter and outside off, this is cut past point. They go for the second after finishing one. The fielder in the deep hits the stumps at the keeper's end but Afif is in.
Chris Greaves to Mahmudullah, Does not time it at all again! On middle, comes down the track does Mahmudullah, makes it into a full toss but it goes off the bottom towards long on for one.
Chris Greaves to Mahmudullah, A dot! Dots are gold! A yorker outside off, Mahmudullah jams it out to covers.
Brad Wheal to Afif Hossain, FOUR! Wheal can't believe how Afif Hossain has hit that for a boundary! Even we can't, what a delivery that was. A yorker on middle, Afif Hossain manages to jam it out, he just opens the face at the end and plays it past short third man for a boundary. Spoils the over a little but still a good one. 54 needed in 5 overs.
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, This one lands safe! Shorter and on off, Mahmudullah looks to flat bat it, it goes off the splice towards mid off for one more. 58 needed in 31, run rate needed above 10. Can Wheal end it well?
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, Two! Mahmudullah skips down the track again, this time he connects with the fuller ball, drags it wide of long on for two.
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, Another swing and another miss! Pressure building on Mahmudullah! Length and outside off, looks to heave it over the leg side but no connection.
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, That has just missed the stumps! Close! Mahmudullah comes down the track and Wheal shortens the length and bowls it on middle. Mahmudullah swings but misses. It goes just over the leg pole.
Brad Wheal to Mahmudullah, Dots are gold at the moment! This is on a length and outside off, Mahmudullah looks to guide it down to third man but misses.