IND beat SCO Highlights: Birthday gift for Virat Kohli; KL Rahul, Shami & Jadeja star as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

IND beat SCO Highlights: Rahul, Shami and Jadeja's birthday gift to Kohli as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR
IND beat SCO Highlights: Rahul, Shami and Jadeja's birthday gift to Kohli as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

IND beat SCO Highlights: India takes huge NRR boost – Everything went according to plans for birthday boy Virat Kohli. He won the toss after 13 matches and opted to bowl first on a tricky Dubai pitch against Scotland. India’s bowlers bowled out Scotland for 85 and Kl Rahul’s 50 off 19 and Rohit Sharma’s 30 off 16 ensured India surpassed Afghanistan in NRR to climb to 3rd place. Follow Insidesport.in for all T20 World Cup LIVE updates. 

Opting to bowl, India battered Scotland batsmen with spin attack. Ravindra Jadeja bagged three wickets while Varun Chakravarthy and Ashwin bagged a wicket apiece while Mohammed Shami’s 3/15 and Jasprit Bumrah’s 2/10 meant, Scotland folded in 85 runs.

IND beat SCO Highlights: Birthday gift for Virat Kohli; KL Rahul, Shami & Jadeja star as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

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India needed to chase the target in 7.1 overs to surpass Afghanistan and they did that in style. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul began hammering from the word-go and brought up fastest 50-run stand of the T20 World Cup 2021 in just 3.5 overs. KL Rahul smashed an 18-ball 50, fastest of this WC and Rohit Sharma scored 30 off 16 balls as India chased the target with Suryakumar hammering a six off Chris Greaves to take a huge NRR boost.

The win meant, India moved to third in Group 2 with 4 points from as many games with an NRR of +1.619. New Zealand are in second spot with 6 points. India will now eagerly wait for Afghanistan vs New Zealand match and if Afghans win, India will have a huge chance to progress to the semifinals if they beat Namibia in the last match.

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IND beat SCO Highlights: Birthday gift for Virat Kohli; KL Rahul, Shami & Jadeja star as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

With Pakistan already in the semifinals, the last spot will be decided on Sunday in the Afghanistan vs New Zealand match and India will want Afghans to win. As India will be equal on points with NZ but will be ahead on NRR if they beat Namibia.

POS TEAM PLAYED WON LOST N/R TIED NET RR POINTS
1  PAKISTAN 4 4 0 0 0 +1.065 8
2  NEW ZEALAND 4 3 1 0 0 +1.277 6
3  INDIA 4 2 2 0 0 +1.619 4
4  AFGHANISTAN 4 2 2 0 0 +1.481 4
5  NAMIBIA 4 1 3 0 0 -1.851 2
6  SCOTLAND 4 0 4 0 0 -3.494 0

 

IND beat SCO Highlights: Birthday gift for Virat Kohli; KL Rahul, Shami & Jadeja star as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

India Innings: 89/2

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
KL Rahul c CS MacLeod b MRJ Watt 50 19 6 3 263.16
Rohit Sharma lbw b BTJ Wheal 30 16 5 1 187.50
Virat Kohli (C) Not out 2 2 0 0 100.00
Suryakumar Yadav Not out 6 2 0 1 300.00
Extra 1 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 89/2 (6.3)
Yet To Bat Rishabh PantHH PandyaRA JadejaRavichandran AshwinM ShamiVarun ChakravarthyJJ Bumrah
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Mark Watt 2 0 20 1 10.00
Brad Wheal 2 0 32 1 16.00
Alasdair Evans 1 0 16 0 16.00
Safyaan Sharif 1 0 14 0 14.00
Chris Greaves 0.3 0 7 0 14.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rohit Sharma 1-70 4.6
KL Rahul 2-82 5.6

 

IND beat SCO Highlights: Birthday gift for Virat Kohli; KL Rahul, Shami & Jadeja star as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

Over 6: Watt back in attack

  • SIX! Rahul sweeps it for a 74m six.
  • FOUR! Rahul moves into 40s with a cover drive 4.

Over 5: Wheal back in attack

  • WICKET! Yorker and Rohit is trapped LBW.
  • FOUR! Rohit Sharma picks up a short ball and sends it for a 4.
  • SIX! Rahul follows up four with a six. The Scottish fielder gets his hand but not enough.
  • FOUR! KL Rahul continues hammering. This time in the cover and a midfield goes for a 4.

Over 4: Sharif comes into attack

  • FOUR! Rohit Sharma hammers another for a 4, brings up fastest 50 off the tournament and 50-run stand.
  • FOUR! Rohit is now taking charge. Another shot off the cover and it goes for a 4.
  • SIX! Rohit welcomes Sharif with a huge six. Full-length delivery and it sails for a 6.

Over 3: Evans comes into attack

  • FOUR! This time, Rohit opens the face of the bat and sends Evans for a 4.
  • SIX! Biggie! Rahul clears the fences and it goes for a 6.
  • FOUR! Rahul taking charge, hammers Evans for a 4.

Over 2: Wheal comes into attack

  • FOUR! Rahul is taking Wheal for cleaners, hammers him for another 4.
  • FOUR! Another four. Even though mishit, it sails for a 4.
  • FOUR! Rahul gets into the act, hammers Wheal for a 4.

Over 1: Watt begins for Scotland

  • FOUR! Rohit Sharma frees his arms and smashes a 4.
  • KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma begin 86 chase.

IND beat SCO Highlights: Birthday gift for Virat Kohli; KL Rahul, Shami & Jadeja star as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

 

Scotland Innings: 85 all out in 17.4 ovs

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
George Munsey c HH Pandya b M Shami 24 19 4 1 126.32
Kyle Coetzer (C) b JJ Bumrah 1 7 0 0 14.29
Matthew Cross (WK) lbw b RA Jadeja 2 9 0 0 22.22
Richie Berrington b RA Jadeja 0 5 0 0 0.00
Calum MacLeod b M Shami 16 28 0 0 57.14
Michael Leask lbw b RA Jadeja 21 12 2 1 175.00
Chris Greaves c HH Pandya b Ravichandran Ashwin 1 7 0 0 14.29
Mark Watt b JJ Bumrah 14 13 2 0 107.69
Safyaan Sharif runout (Ishan Kishan) 0 1 0 0 0.00
Alasdair Evans b M Shami 0 1 0 0 0.00
Brad Wheal Not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
Extra 4 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 85/10 (17.4)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Jasprit Bumrah 3.4 1 10 2 2.73
Varun Chakravarthy 3 0 15 0 5.00
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 0 29 1 7.25
Mohammed Shami 3 1 15 3 5.00
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 15 3 3.75
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
KJ Coetzer 1-13 2.3
HG Munsey 2-27 5.2
RD Berrington 3-28 6.3
MH Cross 4-29 6.6
MA Leask 5-58 11.2
CN Greaves 6-63 13.4
CS MacLeod 7-81 16.1
SM Sharif 8-81 16.2
AC Evans 9-81 16.3
MRJ Watt 10-85 17.4

 

@21:00: India need to chase the target in 7.1 overs to surpass Afghanistan in NRR.
– If India chase 86 in 8.5 overs, Virat Kohli & Co will surpass New Zealand in NRR.
AFG have an NRR of +1.481 and NZ have +1.277.
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Over 17: Shami back in attack
  • WICKET! Another, Shami gets his name on it, cleans up
  • WICKET! Appeal for an LBW but Ishan Kishan runs out Shariff.
  • WICKET! Clean bowled! Shami back in attack and cleans up MacLeod.


Over 11: Jadeja continues 

  • WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, gets his third wicket.

 

Ravindra Jadeja was at his incisive and miserly best, India vs Scotland, Men's T20 World Cup 2021, Super 12s, Dubai, November 5, 2021

Over 11: Shami back in attack

  • FOUR! Another boundary, this time 4. Leask again and smashes one on the long on for a four.
  • SIX! Short ball and Leask hammers it for a 6.


Over 10: Chakravarthy back in attack

  • FOUR! Leask sweeps Varun for a 4 to end Scotland’s boundary drought.

Over 7: Jadeja comes into attack

  • WICKET! Trapped leg before, Cross departs.
  • WICKET! Bowled. What a delivery from Jadeja, Berrington’s struggle ends on duck.

Over 6: Mohammed Shami comes into attack

  • End of powerplay and Scotland have scored just 27/2.
  • Very good over from Shami, maiden and a wicket.
  • WICKET! Munsey tried to go over the mid-on but gave away a catch to Hardik.

Over 5: Varun Chakravarthy back in attack

  • Good over from Varun, just 2 runs from it.

Over 4: Ashwin comes into attack

  • FOUR! Three in a row, another sweep and another four for Munsey.
  • FOUR! Top shot from Munsey and he smashes the slower delivery for a 4.
  • FOUR! Three dot balls and Munsey finds the gap and smashes Ashwin on the off side.

Over 3: Bumrah continues 

  • Slower delivery and Cross almost gave a catch to Suryakumar.
  • WICKET! Inside edge and Bumrah cleans up Coetzer’s stumps.

Over 2: Varun Chakravarthy comes in early

  • It was a good over before the 4.
  • FOUR! Munsey reverse sweeps Chakravarthy for 4.

Over 1: Jasprit Bumrah opens India’s bowling attack

  • SIX! Munsey hammers Bumrah for a 6.
  • Munsey gets a single after two dot balls.

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IND beat SCO Highlights: Birthday gift for Virat Kohli; KL Rahul, Shami & Jadeja star as India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR

As for Playing XI, Varun Chakravarthy comes in place of Shardul Thakur. That means India will go with three spinners. Scotland go unchanged.

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah

Scotland (Playing XI): George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer(c), Matthew Cross(w), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal

@19:10: If India need to better NRR to +1.000, India need to chase down Scotland’s target in 11.3 overs. If they do that in 7.4 overs, India can get past Afghanistan.

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@18:46: What do you reckon of this pitch?

@18:15: Can R Ashwin weave his magic again tonight?

@18:00: Scotland looks all set for the clash –

@17:30: Varun Chakravarthy was the lone Indian player in the optional practice session on Diwali as he was asked to give a fitness test. Will he come back in place of Shardul?

@17:00: For the first time, Virat Kohli will play a match on his birthday. But a win will not be enough. All eyes will be on the winning margin.

World Cup Semifinals RaceHow India can make it to the Last 4? Virat Kohli’s team clinched a commanding win over Afghanistan in their last match – but they need nothing less massive win against Scotland to harbor any hope to qualify for Semifinals.

What India need to qualify for the semi-final?

  • India need to register huge wins the next two games, with games against Namibia and Scotland. But that too will only come to play if Afghanistan beats New Zealand.
  • If New Zealand beats Afghanistan – India, Afghanistan will be out & New Zealand will qualify as 2nd time, provided they also beat Namibia.
  • Should New Zealand vs Afghanistan end in the latter’s favour, and Virat Kohli and Co. register wins in both their games, the three teams will be tied at 6 points each, with net run-rate being the deciding factor.
  • Currently, India are trailing both New Zealand and Afghanistan in that regard, but could leapfrog them with huge wins.

IND beat SCO Highlights: KL Rahul’s birthday gift for Virat Kohli with quickfire 50, India thrash Scotland by 8 wickets to surpass Afghanistan in NRR