Greaves' heroics leads Scotland to a sensational triumph against Bangladesh

The underdogs Scotland thrashed favourite Tigers by 6 runs at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground on Sunday

By Web Desk
October 18, 2021

The underdogs Scotland thrashed the favourite Tigers by 6 runs at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground on Sunday.

In the second match of the ICC T20 World Cup, Scotland defended a small 141-runs total to kick-off their World Cup campaign in a grand style.

Man of the match Chris Greaves' heroics and all-round performance of 45 runs and 2 wickets propelled the Scottish side to pull-off a stunning victory.

During the presentation, the star-performer said: "We were in a tough situation obviously and it doesn't always go that way. It was just to rebuild the innings at that stage and see where we could go from there."

He also stated: "I think once we got that total on the board with our bowling lineup, we'll back it. It was a great, great game. I think it was my day today".

When Bangladesh came out to bat in reply, Brad Wheal and Josh Davey kept the Tigers on the back-foot by bowling tight lines and made full use of the new ball.

The first wicket fell for 8 runs when Wheal took Liton Das wicket in the second over while Davey claimed Sarkar’s scalp in 3.3 over leaving Tigers 18-2.

Though, the senior-duo of Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim tried to consolidate the innings, but their partnership lasted for 47 runs when Greaves claimed Shakib’s scalp at 65-3.

The Scottish bowlers kept bowling tight lines as pressure continued to mount on Bangladesh.

Though Mahmudullah and Atif Hossain put up a 41 runs stand, but after the skipper’ dismissal at 116 all hopes vanished.

Being put into bat by the Bangladeshi skipper Mahmudullah, Scotland posted 141-9 in their 20 overs.

At one time, Scotland was reeling at 52-5, after Chris Greaves and Mark Watt steered the ship and took the total to 140.

Greaves scored 45, George Munsey 29, and Mark Watt 22 made crucial contributions.

Mehdi Hasan took 3 wickets and Shakb Al Hasan took 2 scalps to become T20 international leading wicket-taker.

In the last over 24 runs were required, though Mehdi Hasan smashed a six and a four but Tigers ended 6 runs behind the finishing line.