Day 1, Game 2, And First Shock! Scotland produced a thrilling win over Bangladesh in the second match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in Al Amerat, Oman on Sunday. Put in to bat in their Group B opener, Scotland were looking down the barrel at 53/6 in 11.3 overs. But they turned the table with Chris Greaves, in his second T20I, first hitting 45 off 28 balls then taking two wickets for 19. The 31-year-old was ably supported by Mark Watt, who hit 22 off 17 and took a wicket, and Bradley Wheal, who claimed three for 24. On a day Shakib Al Hasan became the highest wicket-taker in T20Is, Bangladesh played the first quarter of the game perfectly, then lost the plot. In the last over, however, Mahedi Hasan tried to pull off a win but '24 in 6' was always going to require a miracle. In T20 cricket, two fours and a six in one over don't really count as a miracle though. And the result, a six-run defeat. Catch cricket scores and highlights of ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, Group B match between Bangladesh and Scotland here:
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11:19 PM IST: Result
Mahedi Hasan finds a four, to deep cover boundary. 8 in 1. Then, Safyaan Sharif conceded a single off the last ball. 17 from the over. But a big win, massive win for Scotland. The first shock of the tournament, one matchday 1. BAN - 134/7 (20); SCO - 140/9 (20).
11:17 PM IST: 12 In 2
A single off the third. 18 in 3. A full toss and Mahedi Hasan launches it for a six. 12 in 2. Hasan is even asking for a no-ball for height.
11:14 PM IST: 19 In 4
Safyaan Sharif with the final over. Mahedi Hasan takes a single off the first. 23 in 5. Mohammad Saifuddin hits the next for a four. 19 in 4.
11:11 PM IST: Seven Down
Mahmudullah hits a massive six off the third ball to ease some pressure, then departs. He goes for 23 off 22. Another catch for MacLeod. Bangladesh need 25 runs in 7 balls. BAN - 116/7 (18.5).
11:07 PM IST: Six Down
Another one bites the dust. Bradley Wheal on with his final over, and gets his second. Nurul Hasan (2 off 3), caught by Calum MacLeod. Mahedi Hasan joins the battle. Bangladesh need 31 runs in 10 balls. BAN - 110/6 (18.2).
11:02 PM IST: Another Wicket
Mark Watt on with his last over. And a wicket of Afif Hossain (18 off 12), caught by Josh Davey at deep mid-wicket. Nurul Hasan joins skipper Mahmudullah in the middle. Bangladesh need 35 runs in 15 balls. BAN - 106/5 (17.3).
10:58 PM IST: 37 In 18
Josh Davey completes his spell. 12 from the over, including two fours. His figures: 1/24. 31 runs in the last five over. Bangladesh need 37 runs in 18 balls. BAN - 104/4 (17).
10:40 PM IST: Another Big Wicket
Second for Chris Greaves. Mushfiqur Rahim (38 off 36) is bowled by a beauty from the spinner. Afif Hossain is the new man. Bangladesh need 67 runs in 41 balls. BAN - 74/4 (13.1).
10:31 PM IST: Massive Wicket
Chris Greaves removes Shakib Al Hasan for 20 off 28, caught by Calum MacLeod at deep mid-wicket. Skipper Mahmudullah joins Mushfiqur Rahim in the middle. BAN - 65/3 (11.1).
10:22 PM IST: Ten Overs Remaining
A 41-run stand in 39 balls for the third wicket between Shakib Al Hasan (17 off 23) and Mushfiqur Rahim (29 off 25) revives Bangladesh. They need 82 runs in 60 balls. BAN - 59/2 (10).
10:02 PM IST: Powerplay Over
Safyaan Sharif is operating with some control. Three from his second over. Nine from his two overs. Veteran Bangladeshis, Shakib Al Hasan (9 off 14) and Mushfiqur Rahim (4 off 10), are taking some time to settle down. BAN - 25/2 (6).
9:47 PM IST: Two Tigers Down
George Munsey takes another catch, this time to send Liton Das back. Bradley Wheal gets his first wicket. Das goes for 5 off 7. Mushfiqur Rahim joins Shakib Al Hasan. BAN - 18/2 (3.3).
9:37 PM IST: Sarkar Falls
Straight to the man. Soumya Sarkar finds a waiting George Munsey at deep midwicket. He goes for 5 off 4. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man. BAN - 8/1 (1.3).
9:34 PM IST: Chase Begins
Bradley Wheal concedes seven runs in the first over, with Soumya Sarkar hitting the second ball for a four. Liton Das is Sarkar's opening partner. Target - 141.
9:18 PM IST: Innings Break
Mustafizur Rahman on a hat-trick, and the new man Bradley Wheal plays the next ball to deep mid-wicket for a single. Safyaan Sharif, then, hit the next for a six. Nine from the last over. Rahman's figures: 2/32 including one maiden. 54 runs in the last five. SCO - 140/9.
9:05 PM IST: Greaves Show
Chris Greaves (43 off 23) keeps Scotland's hopes alive. He hits Taskin Ahmed for 4, 6 and 4 in the 18th over. 54 runs and one wicket in the last five overs. SCO - 119/7 (18).
8:55 PM IST: 2/17 For Shakib
A little fightback from Scotland. Shakib finished his spell with figures of 2/17. SCO - 96/6 (16).
8:33 PM IST: Hasan Joy
Mahedi Hasan gets his third. Calum MacLeod (5 off 14), bowled. 11 runs and five wickets in the last five overs. SCO - 53/6 (11.3)
8:29 PM IST: Shakib Record!
Another one, and Shakib Al Hasan breaks Lasith Malinga's record to become the greatest wicket-taker in T20Is. The Bangladesh all-rounder now has 108 scalps. Michael Leask (0 off 2), caught by Mahmudullah at long off. SCO - 52/5 (10.4).
8:26 PM IST: Shakib Strikes
First wicket for Shakib Al Hasan, thanks to a stunning catch by Afif Hossain at deep. Richie Berrington goes for 2 off 5. SCO - 52/4 (10.2).
8:17 PM IST: What An Over
Mahedi Hasan strikes in his first over. Not once, but twice. Matthew Cross (11 off 17), LBW off the second ball, then George Munsey (29 off 23), bowled off the fifth. Calum MacLeod joins Richie Berrington in the middle. SCO - 47/3 (8).
8:07 PM IST: Powerplay Over
Scotland lose skipper Kyle Coetzer (0 off 67), bowled, to Mohammad Saifuddin. George Munsey (26 off 18), and Matthew Cross (8 off 12) are in a rebuilding mode. SCO - 39/1 (6).
7:16 PM IST: Pitch Report
Murali Kartik and Anjum Chopra with pitch report for the official broadcasters. And they can't stop talking about the sun setting in Oman.
"Still a good pitch for batters, 170 would be gettable," they reckon. Moments ago, Oman beat Papua New Guinea, batting second.
7:07 PM IST: Playing XIs
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
Scotland: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal.
7:03 PM IST: Toss
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah wins the toss and opts to bowl first against Scotland.
6:28 PM IST: Oman Win
In the first match of the tournament, Oman chased down Papua New Guinea's 129/9 in just 13.2 overs without losing a wicket. A convincing 10-wicket win for the host in their Group B match. Aqib Ilyas (50 off 43) and Aqib Ilyas (73 off 42) hit unbeaten fifties.
Skipper Zeeshan Maqsood took four wickets for 20 runs, including three in one over. And he's the man of the match. His rival number, Assad Vala hit 56 off 43. But a poor start, with both the openers getting out for ducks, spoiled Papua New Guinea's chances.
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (c), Liton Das, Mohammed Naim, Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammed Saifuddin.
Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Ally Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal.