IND vs SCO: India’s biggest win at T20 International, KL Rahul’s stormy half-century

History highlights

  • India beat Scotland by eight wickets
  • IND’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals remain intact

The Indian team recorded their second consecutive victory in the 2021 T20 World Cup. India defeated Scotland by eight wickets in the match played in Dubai on Friday. The Indian team achieved the goal by scoring 89 runs on just 39 balls. With this victory, Virat Brigade’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals remain. If the Afghanistan team manages to beat New Zealand on Sunday, the India team’s chances will be awakened.

Stormy outing for Rohit-KL

Pursuing a small goal, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put India close to victory with a brilliant 70-run partnership in five overs. Rohit shared 30 runs on 16 balls, which included five fours and one. ‘Hitman’ Rohit was fired lbw by Bradley Wheel and ended this association.

KL Rahul’s record beating fifty

After Rohit’s expulsion, KL Rahul completed his half century in just 18 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. This was the third fastest half century in the history of the T20 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the fastest half-century in the T20 World Cup, hitting fifty on just 12 balls against England in the 2007 World Cup. Rahul fell victim to Mark Watt at his next dance.

India’s biggest victory

After Rahul’s ejection, Suryakumar gave India the victory by hitting Chris Greaves for a six on the third ball of the seventh over. India achieved the goal with 81 balls remaining, which was India’s biggest victory in terms of balls at T20 Internationals. By early 2016, India had achieved the goal against the United Arab Emirates with 59 balls to spare.

Team India ties Scotland with 85 runs

The Indian bowlers performed brilliantly to knock out Scotland with 85 runs in 17.4 overs. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the draw and chose to bowling for the first time in the tournament on his birthday. Fast pitcher Jasprit Bumrah didn’t get Scotland off to a good start by pitching dangerously in the first period. Bumrah (64) also surpassed Yuzvendra Chahal to become India’s biggest land receiver in this format.

Starter George Munji (24 runs on 19 balls) gave Bumrah six on the square leg and Varun Chakraborty to open his hands to four. Scottish captain Kyle Coetzer (1) was thrown first by Bumrah and then with a slower ball.

Shami and Jadeja’s sharp bowling pins

Mohammed Shami sent Munji to the pavilion. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took 3-3 wickets for 15-15 runs. Jadeja fired Matthew Cross (2), Richie Berrington (0) and Michael Leask (21 of 12 balls). Bumrah took 2 wickets for 10 runs.

Scotland’s score was 44 of 4 after 10 overs. After this, the Indian bowlers did not look back. Callum McLeod scored 16 runs on 28 balls.

Scotland’s batsmen did not perform well even against more or less weak teams like Namibia and Afghanistan. For India, Ravichandran Ashwin took 1 wicket for 29 runs, while Varun Chakraborty gave 15 runs but did not get a wicket.

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