Dubai. India kept their hopes of entering the semi-finals alive after beating Scotland by eight wickets in the Super 12 stage match of the T20 World Cup by displaying an all-rounder game. Full match 24. Lasted for 1 over. India beat Scotland first. Got out for 85 runs in 4 overs and then 6 . Won the match in 3 overs. With this India’s net runrate plus 1. 619, which is the best of the six teams in the group. The net run rate of the first-ranked Pakistan is also plus 1. is 065.
Afghanistan’s net run rate plus 1. India’s target to leave 481 behind. Had to get it in 1 over. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma scored 70 runs in the first five overs. Rahul scored 50 runs in 19 balls and Rohit 30 runs in 16 balls. India’s 50 runs in four overs became the fastest half-century of this tournament. The Indian batsmen together hit 11 fours and four sixes.
India’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals, however, rest on Afghanistan, who will take on New Zealand on Sunday. Afghanistan’s win means that India will know how to beat Namibia. New Zealand’s win, however, would take India out of the tournament. Seeing Rahul’s batting, it was felt how hurt the Indian team is by these conditions and now they do not want to hesitate to do whatever they have in their hands.
Earlier, under the leadership of Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja, the Indian bowlers performed brilliantly to beat Scotland to 17. He was dismissed for 85 in 4 overs. Indian captain Virat Kohli, on his 33rd birthday, won the toss and elected to bowl for the first time in the tournament. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah did not allow Scotland to get off to a good start by bowling dangerously in the very first spell.
Bumrah also surpassed Yuzvendra Chahal (65 wickets) to become the highest wicket-taker for India in this format. Opener George Munsi (24 off 19 balls) gave Bumrah sixes at square leg and Varun Chakraborty to open his hands for a four. Scottish captain Kyle Coetzer (1) was first bowled by Bumrah and then bowled on a slower ball.
Mohammed Shami sent Munsi to the pavilion. Shami and Jadeja 15. Took three wickets for 15 runs. Jadeja dismissed Matthew Cross (2), Richie Berrington (0) and Michael Leask (21 off 12 balls). Scots were 44 for four after ten overs. After this the Indian bowlers did not look back.
Callum McLeod made 16 off 28 balls after which Shami ended the innings. Scotland’s batsmen did not perform well even against more or less weak teams like Namibia and Afghanistan. Ravichandran Ashwin took one wicket for 29 runs for India. While Varun Chakravarthy gave 15 runs but he did not get a wicket.(Language)