ICC T20 World Cup : Chris Greaves all-round performance helps Scotland to beat Bangladesh.

Chris Greaves scored 45 runs and took 2 important wickets.

Chris Greaves scored 45 runs and took 2 important wickets.

The T20 World Cup’s set of experiences of well known results was given one more part as Scotland pipped the much-liked Bangladesh in an engrossing experience at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground. Stifled by twist and diminished to 53 for 6, Scotland discovered a legend in Chris Greaves, who drove an absolutely exhilarating counter-assault with a 28-ball 45 to push the all out to 140 and afterward got back with the ball to prize out the vital wickets of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan to clear the compensation for a vital triumph.


A shocking beginning

Scotland lost the throw, were approached to bat and left reeling at 53/6

They had advanced to a consistent 44 for 1 after 7 overs when Matthew Cross attempted to break liberated from his PowerPlay trench by swiping Mahedi Hasan across the line to a straight ball. He missed and was decreed out LBW. In his first finished, Mahedi likewise added the wicket of the very much set Goerge Munsey, who additionally missed a trudge tidy and was up bowled.

Not to be scattered, Shakib Al Hasan created a twofold wicket over of his own, excusing Richie Berrington and Michael Leask to gets at long on and long-off separately. The second of those strikes, took the veteran all-rounder to the highest point of the wicket-takers’ rundown, outperforming Lasith Malinga’s count of 107 wickets. At the point when Callum MacLeod was bowled by Mahedi, Scotland were reeling at 53 for 6 in the twelfth over.


Chris Greaves summons a counter-assault

Greaves had played a single T20I heading into this first round of the T20 World Cup however he gave a false representation of that freshness with an exhilarating counter-assault. He executed a converse range for his limit. The accompanying over, he raised the stakes, by crunching Mahedi, Bangladesh’s best bowler of the evening, for a six. Imprint Watt had his influence with a windy 22 in the 50 years stand.

More splendor continued in the eighteenth over bowled by Taskin Ahmed. Greaves waited on his backfoot and cut a ball past point for four. He followed that by an upper-cut six over thirdman and a bored four past additional cover.

Greaves got done with 45 off 28, with the last five Bangladesh overs delivering 53 runs. At the point when 100 looked some distance away, they had gotten to 140, a score they could battle with.

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The beginning of the bowling battle

140 was some way off standard on a genuinely decent surface in Oman. Scotland likewise needed to battle with dew on the outfield however more than compensated for it with their bowling smarts. Josh Davey had Soumya Sarkar trapped in the profound playing the get flick, which he had taken care of in the hole in the past finished. Bradley Wheal took out the other opener, Liton Das, hauling his length short and inspiring a miscue to mid-off.


Greaves to the salvage once more

Bangladesh were 25 for 2 toward the finish of the PowerPlay yet in Mushfiqur and Shakib, they had recently the right mix of involvement and right-passed on skill to moor the pursuit. Regardless of batting quietly, the pair took the score to run-a-ball levels by the midway imprint, thanks in boss to Mushfiqur looting a couple of sixes off Michael Leask.

The condition had diminished to 76 off 54 when Greaves was approached to move his legbreaks. With his first conveyance, a drag down, he had a steady Shakib (20 off 28), straight back from the IPL last, gotten perfectly at profound mid-wicket. With the principal bundle of his second finished, he pushed over Mushfiqur (38 off 26) when the previous commander planned an oar scoop and missed.

Between these two overs, left-arm spinner Mark Watt, utilizing the wrinkle, squeezed out a 1-go to well and really apply the press.

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The last little details

Watt delivered another tight over in which he excused the risky Afif Hossain and Bradley Wheal followed that with a twofold wicket over in which Nurul Hasan and chief Mahmudullah holed out. That left Bangladesh requiring an implausible 25, leaving Kyle Coetzer’s group with sufficient protection races to surrender 17 and still end up on the right half of a well known outcome.


Brief scores: Scotland 140/9 in 20 overs (Chris Greaves 45, George Munsey 29; Mahedi Hasan 3-19, Shakib Al Hasan 2-17) beat Bangladesh 134/7 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 38; Bradley Wheal 3-24, Chris Greaves 2-19) by 6 runs.

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