Scotland cause first upset at T20 World Cup; beat Bangladesh in opening match


Scotland on Sunday caused a big upset at the T20 World Cup after they beat Bangladesh in their opening match by six runs.

Batting first, Scotland scored 140-9 in 20 overs with Chris Greaves scoring 45 in 28 balls. Opener George Munsey made 29 in just 23 balls.

Bangladesh never looked comfortable in their run-chase as they kept losing wickets at a regular interval. In the end, they could only manage 134-7 in 20 overs. Mark Watt and Josh Davey shared one wicket each.

Greaves was declared Man Of The Match for his all-around performance. Speaking after the match, Greaves described the match as ‘incredible’ saying that his side felt confident after Scotland scored 140 runs in 20 overs. “I’m so glad I could contribute what I did,” he said.

Brad Wheal was the pick of the bowler for Scotland as he finished with a spell of 3-24 in four overs. Chris Greaves claimed two wickets by conceding just 19 runs in three overs.

In another match, Oman beat Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets. Chasing 130 to win, Oman achieved the target without losing any wickets with 6.2 overs to spare. Aqib Ilyas remained unbeaten at 50, while Jatinder Singh was not out at 73, scored in 42 balls.