India crush Scotland, wish ‘Sunday Experience’ from Afghans

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Dubai: India showed their class and may with an overall effort as they pulverised Scotland by 8 wickets in a Super 12 video game on Friday, making sure that they live to eliminate another day in the ICC T20 World Cup.

The whole match lasted a simple 24.1 overs as India initially skittled Scotland for 85 in 17.4 overs and then batted for another 6.3 overs to knock off the runs, taking the net run-rate to +1.619, which is now best amongst all six teams, even much better than top placed Pakistan (+1.065 ).

To exceed Afghanistan’s current Net Run-Rate of +1.481, India required to score the required runs in 7.1 overs and KL Rahul (50 off 19 balls) and Rohit Sharma (30 off 16 balls) included 70 in five overs to make sure that they achieve it in design.

The fastest team 50 of this edition came inside 4 overs and the poor Scotland bowlers had no concept what hit them as they hit an overall of 11 fours and four sixes between them.

But that was the controllable part of the story. What they do not have any control over is their fate and now the Rashid Khans, Mohammed Nabis will determine it on Sunday versus New Zealand.

A win for Afghanistan will mean that India will know how to win against Namibia and get in the semi-finals when no one anticipated them to. A New Zealand success, though, will knock India out of the competition.

The ridicule with which Rahul batted demonstrated how hurt the Indian group was and a minimum of wanted to course fix the part that they could.

There were standard pulls, pick-up pulls, flat batted shots and slog sweeps which signified his intent of demonising the bowlers.

It was a frightening batsmanship for any opposition and when he went out attempting to get his 4th 6, India had actually sealed the video game.

In fact, it was over in the first innings itself as Virat Kohli won a toss finally on his 33rd birthday and put Scotland into bat.

India’s seasoned bowlers then finished the unheralded batting line-up with both Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja returning with similar career-best T20 figures of 3 for 15.

Jasprit Bumrah (2/10) went beyond Yuzvendra Chahal (63 scalps) to now end up being India’s greatest wicket-taker in fastest version.

Adventurous left-handed opener George Munsey (24 off 19 balls) clipped Bumrah over square leg for a six and reverse swept Varun Chakravarthy for a limit to signify favorable intent however the gulf in class was constantly obvious.

Skipper Kyle Coetzer (1) was pegged on the backfoot by a Bumrah yorker first off and after that he bowled a slower one which beat the Scotsman all ends up.

A lethal Shami (3/15) then sent out back the unsafe looking Munsey, who stopped working to clear mid-on. That was completion of Scotland batting’s short intense spot.

The disciplined Jadeja (3/15), with his ‘darts-like’ accuracy, got rid of Matthew Cross (2 ), Richie Berrington (0) and Michael Leask (21 off 12 balls) in quick succession to blow away the middle-order.

Jadeja differed the pace of his shipments but periodically bowled the ones that skid through the surface area rushing the batters.

As soon as Scotland were 44 for 4 after 10 overs, there was no recalling for the Indian bowlers.

It was a game where even portion bowling was enough to rattle the Scotland batters, who didn’t find a lot of options to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Scotland’s previous bad program with willow versus weaker teams like Namibia and Afghanistan was an indication that they would not do any better versus India.

As soon as half the side was out with less than 60 on the board, the lower order was caught between survival and attack.

Calum MacLeod (16 off 28 balls) laboured along prior to being cleaned up by Shami as Indians barely needed to bowl a lot of effort balls to dismantle the opposition.

Conserve one where No. 10 Alasdair Evans was yorked by a 90 miles per hour thunderbolt by Shami.

It was one such happy evening in the workplace where skipper Kohli wasn’t bothered whether there was a 6th bowler available or not.

Ravichandran Ashwin (1/29) and Varun Chakravarthy (0/15) were also accurate for the better part of their spells.



Released at Fri, 05 Nov 2021 12:04:34 -0500