On the very first day of T20 World Cup 2021, there has been a big upset. Scotland beat Bangladesh by 6 runs in the second qualifying match being played to reach the Super 12. Scotland’s team had set a target of 141 runs for the victory in front of Bangladesh, in response to which Bangladesh could score 134 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Scotland’s bowlers bowled tight throughout the match and kept the opposition’s batsmen tied. Earlier, on behalf of the team, Chris Greaves played an important innings of 45 runs while batting brilliantly in difficult conditions and took the team to the total of 140. Greaves also took two wickets in the bowling.
Chasing the target of 141 runs, Bangladesh’s team did not have a good start and Soumya Sarkar went on scoring just 5 runs. After this, Liton Das (5) also could not show anything special. Shakib started well, but he failed to convert his innings and was dismissed for 20 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim struggled for the team and scored the highest 38 runs, but Chris Greaves, who was amazing with the bat, showed Rahim the way to the pavilion by clean bowling. After this, Bangladesh team lost wickets at frequent intervals and in 20 overs, the team could only score 134 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and lost the match by 6 runs.
Earlier, after losing the toss, Scotland had a very poor start and captain Kyle Coetzer was bowled by Saifuddin without opening the account. After this, the team lost wickets at frequent intervals and Scotland lost their 5 wickets by the time they reached 50 runs. After this, Chris Greaves took the lead and together with Mark Watt (22) made a half-century partnership for the seventh wicket. Greaves played a brilliant innings of 45 runs in 28 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 lofty sixes. On the basis of which Scotland made a comeback and scored 140 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.