ICC T20 WORLDCUP : Bangladesh vs Scotland Match Result

That was a huge win for the Scots, an upset to be sure, but tell that to Coetzer and his team. This outcome has completely opened up Group B. Bangladesh is solely responsible for their own actions. They had two home series wins coming into this event, but both were on very sub-par pitches where hitting was a lottery. Despite overcoming New Zealand and Australia’s second-string teams, you had the feeling it wouldn’t be the best preparation for a competition like the World Cup. Defeats to Ireland (warm-up game) and today’s defeat reaffirm that belief. In this style, their batting has always been their weakest suit, and as Mahmudullah stated, they must rectify it as soon as possible. We hope you liked our coverage of the match. We had a lot of fun presenting it to you. 

Kyle Coetzer

Credit to the Bangladesh bowlers, they displayed high class talents. They did blow us away a bit. But you can’t count any team out in T20s. We have a lot of conviction in our batting depth, we do feel we can all smash the ball a long way. Greaves and Watt showed it. It was tough, there was plenty of moisture. I felt our fielders tackled it well apart from me, full credit to them. It (lower order fightback) merely proves that we can win a game from any position. We fought back with some terrific knocks and this is a wonderful confidence builder. We recognise that we have to play really well to beat sides. We obviously didn’t play to our full ability tonight against a talented Bangladesh team.

Mahmudullah

I thought the wicket was pretty excellent and 140 was gettable. We were missing that one huge over in the middle. Bowlers did their job extremely well but the batting unit weren’t good enough tonight. (If Bangladesh were complacent when Scotland were 53/6) Don’t think so, we were only one wicket away. Credit goes to their batsmen, they had a nice finish. Yeah, when you can’t chase 140, there has to be a look-in, need to rectify the faults. We still need to remain optimistic and figure out where we made mistakes, and not try to repeat them. Beautiful pitch to bat on, amazing ground and audience, we need to pull our socks up and play better cricket.

Chris Greaves Man of the Match

We were in a terrible predicament. The aim was to rebuild and see where we can reach from there. Unbelievable that I could be that person (to give), fantastic. With the score on the board you gained something to bowl at. The power-hitting straight through our side is tremendous. So yes, after we reached that total, with our bowling line-up, we backed it and… fantastic game. It was my day. There would be many other days when any one of us could perform well. Glad that I contributed. Incredible to be a Scottish cricketer nowadays. So many words I could put to use. Enjoyable. Take one day at a time and hopefully many more triumphs to come.

This is a robbery, a spectacular one at that. At 53/6 in the first half, Scotland were down for the count. Bangladesh would have not only scented a win but also thought about increasing their net run rate. This is T20 though, weird things happen here all the time. Greaves and Watt brought the Scots to 140 and while it was a below-par total, it was respectable for sure. Bangladesh started shakily, losing their openers in the powerplay and there was just no energy in the opening six overs. Rahim and Shakib tried to fix things but once that relationship was destroyed (by Greaves again, who else), things went crazy for the Asian side. Both set batters fell to Greaves in his consecutive overs and Scotland never really let up their hold over the game thereafter. There was dew, and that makes this attempt from Scotland all the more admirable. A top, top win.

Scotland Innings

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
George Munsey  b Mahedi Hasan29234722126.08
Kyle Coetzer (c) b Mohammad Saifuddin0715000.00
Matthew Cross †lbw b Mahedi Hasan1117281064.70
Richie Berrington c Afif Hossain b Shakib Al Hasan25130040.00
Calum MacLeod  b Mahedi Hasan514180035.71
Michael Leask c Liton Das b Shakib Al Hasan023000.00
Chris Greaves c Shakib Al Hasan b Mustafizur Rahman45284542160.71
Mark Watt c Soumya Sarkar b Taskin Ahmed22172820129.41
Josh Davey  b Mustafizur Rahman851501160.00
Safyaan Sharif not out82401400.00
Brad Wheal not out11300100.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 1, w 4)9
TOTAL(20 Ov, RR: 7.00)140/9
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Taskin Ahmed302819.33113201
Mustafizur Rahman413228.00122220
Mohammad Saifuddin403017.5082120
Shakib Al Hasan401724.25121000
Mahedi Hasan401934.75110100
Afif Hossain1010010.0011000

Bangladesh Innings

BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Liton Das c Munsey b Wheal57180071.42
Soumya Sarkar c Munsey b Davey55710100.00
Shakib Al Hasan c MacLeod b Greaves2028531071.42
Mushfiqur Rahim  b Greaves38365312105.55
Mahmudullah (c)c MacLeod b Wheal23224011104.54
Afif Hossain c Davey b Watt18122220150.00
Nurul Hasan †c MacLeod b Wheal2350066.66
Mahedi Hasan not out1351211260.00
Mohammad Saifuddin not out52910250.00
Extras(lb 2, w 3)5
TOTAL(20 Ov, RR: 6.70)134/7
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Brad Wheal402436.00122100
Josh Davey402416.0072010
Safyaan Sharif302608.6673110
Michael Leask2020010.0040200
Mark Watt401914.7570000
Chris Greaves301926.3351010

Match Info

TossBangladesh, elected to field first
SeriesICC Men’s T20 World Cup
Season2021/22
Player Of The MatchChris Greaves
Match numberT20I no. 1311
Match days17 October 2021 – night (20-over match)
UmpiresAhsan RazaRichard Kettleborough
TV UmpireChris Gaffaney
Reserve UmpireKumar Dharmasena
Match RefereeRanjan Madugalle
PointsScotland 2, Bangladesh 0

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