Pakistan maintain unbeaten record in T20 World Cup, beat Scotland by 72 runs


Pakistan on Sunday became the only team to have not lost a single match as they finished their group stage campaign by defeating Scotland. They beat Scotland by 72 runs.

Batting first, a team effort by Pakistani batsmen saw them pile up a total of 189-4 in 20 overs. Skipper Babar Azam made 66 in 47 balls, while Shoaib Malik remained unbeaten at 54, which he took just 18 balls to score.

Scotland could only post 117-6 in 20 overs.

This was 17th consecutive victory for Pakistan in the UAE, which has become their home ground of sorts.

Shoaib Malik, who was declared Man Of The Match for his 18-ball 54 run knock, said Pakistan had planned to post in excess of 150 runs and not give much room to Scottish batsmen to score freely.

Pakistani skipper Babar Azam said that his side’s great run in the World Cup was due to their ability to play as a unit.

Pakistan will face Australia in Dubai on 11 November, while New Zealand will lock horns with England in Abu Dhabi a day earlier.

Earlier in the day, India were knocked out of the T20 World Cup after New Zealand convincingly beat Afghanistan in their last group stage match. India will play their last group match against Namibia on Monday.

Indian fans were desperately hoping for Afghanistan win to keep India’s semi-final hopes alive.