T20 World Cup: Greaves helps Scotland to 140/9 after Shakib, Mahedi strikes – Al Amerat (Oman) Information


Inserted into batting first, Scotland misplaced captain Kyle Coetzer for a seven-ball duck as Mohammad Saifuddin rocked his stumps with a yorker. Matthew Cross and George Munsey stitched a 40-run partnership for the second wicket earlier than Hasan took out the duo in a span of 4 balls. While Cross was trapped plumb in entrance of the stumps, Munsey was clear bowled.

Three overs later, it was Al Hasan’s flip to wreak havoc with the ball. Richie Berrington lofted to long-on, however was caught by Afif Hossain popping the ball within the air and finishing the catch after leaping again in from the boundary rope. Two balls later, Michael Leask departed for a duck, holing out to long-off. The dismissal made Al Hasan the very best wicket-taker in males’s T20Is, going previous Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga.

Hasan returned within the subsequent over to rattle Calum MacLeod’s off-stump. Greaves and Mark Watt counter-attacked with a 51-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Greaves started by reverse-sweeping Hossain for a boundary earlier than dispatching a full-toss from Mustafizur Rahman with a change hit. Watt supplied assist by swatting boundaries in opposition to Rahman and Al Hasan in successive overs. Greaves introduced the half-century of the partnership with a thick periphery over the third man within the 18th over.

Though Watt holed out to long-off off Taskin Ahmed, Greaves continued the cost by slicing and slapping Ahmed for 3 boundaries. Josh Davey’s six off Saifuddin took Scotland previous 130. Though Rahman dismissed Greaves and Davey on consecutive deliveries within the ultimate over, Safyaan Sharif hit a six adopted by a single to take Scotland to 140.

Brief Scores: Scotland 140/9 in 20 overs (Chris Greaves 45, George Munsey 29, Mahedi Hasan 3/19, Shakib Al Hasan 2/17) in opposition to Bangladesh

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