T20 World Cup: Pakistan beat Scotland by 72 runs

Pakistan and Scotland will face off in T20 World Cup today. Photo: File
Pakistan and Scotland will face off in T20 World Cup at the moment. Photo: File   

DUBAI:  Pakistan on Sunday defeated Scotland by 72 wickets in Sharjah because the Men in Green arrange a 190-run goal for the opponents. 

Scotland might solely rating 117 runs on the lack of 6 wickets on the finish of the 20th over. 

Scotland openers George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer proved to be powerful nuts to crack for Pakistan’s star bowlers as they held on regardless of a barrage of bouncers delivered by Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Hassan Ali was capable of dent the Scottish armour although with a piercing supply that hit the off stump at 5.three overs, dismissing Coetzer.

Next to go was Matthew Cross, run out by Imad Wasim at 7.6 overs.

Shadab struck within the 11th over to say George Munsey and Dylan Budge’s scalps.

Michael Leask was the subsequent one to be despatched again to the pavilion as he was bowled by Shaheen Afridi after scoring 14 runs.

Meanwhile, Chris Greaves was bowled by Haris Rauf within the second ball of the 19th over, leaving the Scottish staff confined to 114 runs on the lack of 6 wickets. The staff managed to attain three extra runs within the remaining over to make a complete of 117 runs.

Earlier, Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik propelled his staff to a lofty 189-run whole.

The former skipper’s blitz of boundaries proved instrumental for the Men in Green after captain Babar Azam’s marketing campaign got here to an finish at 17.three overs.

Babar scored 66 off 47 balls, his fourth 50 within the event up to now, mar Shoaib Malik, alternatively, scored 58 off 18 — the quickest 50 in Pakistan males’s T20I historical past.

Scotland first drew blood towards Pakistan by dismissing opener Muhammad Rizwan at 6.1 overs. That adopted by Fakhar Zaman being despatched again to the pavilion at 9.four overs. The third man to go was Muhammad Hafeez, at 14.6 overs.

The Men in Green gained the toss and had opted to bat first.

The star duo of skipper Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan opened the sport for the facet.

Rizwan was changed by Fakhar Zaman, who was then changed by Muhammad Hafeez, who in flip was changed by Shoaib Malik.

With 4 males down, Pakistan seemed to Malik and Asif Ali to offer the facet a defensible whole.

Pakistan was the primary staff to qualify for the semi-finals within the T20 World Cup after it carried out tremendously within the Super 12 stage — beating India, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Namibia. Although Pakistan’s place within the prime two is confirmed, a win at the moment will guarantee they end first in Group 2, and tackle the second-place finisher in Group 1 within the semis.

Match venue

Pakistan performed its fifth match of the mega occasion towards Scotland on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE at the moment. The thrilling fixture began at 7pm.

For Scotland, it is one other likelihood to study from the perfect. Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer mentioned, “Just the conversations following the game versus India have been positive.”

“The fact that we’re so disappointed losing the manner in which we did and the opportunities that were created to go and speak to some of the finest players in the world yesterday was a really special moment. The guys have learned more in the last two or three games than they have in probably the last three, four years, I reckon,” he added. 

Pakistan’s possible XI:

Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.

Scotland’s possible XI: 

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (capt), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans/Hamza Tahir, Brad Wheal.