India thump Scotland for record win

Brief scorecard: Scotland 85/10 (George Munsey 24, Michael Leask 21; Mohammed Shami 3/15, Ravindra Jadeja 3/15, Jasprit Bumrah 2/10) lost to India 89/2 (KL Rahul 50, Rohit Sharma 30; Mark Watt 1/20) by 8 wickets

Statistical highlights of India vs Scotland T20 World Cup 2021 – Super 12 match

  • India registered their biggest win in T20 International cricket—in terms of ball to spare (81)—as they beat Scotland by eight wickets in a Super-12 match at the Dubai International Stadium.
  • The victory has kept India’s hopes of semi-final berth alive, as a quick-fire run-chase boosted their net run-rate to +1.61 to move up to third, ahead of Afghanistan (+1.48), in Group 2.
  • Facing Scotland for just the second time in T20Is, India produced a clinical performance to beat the Associate side fair and square, and win with 13-and-a-half overs to spare. It was India’s 94th T20I win overall in T20Is.
  • India captain Virat Kohli won just his second toss in last 15 matches and chose to field first, citing the prevalence of heavy dew in the second half of night matches in Dubai.
  • His bowlers were relentless against a Scotland batting line-up which was hurried for pace by Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, while the spin triumvirate of R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakravarthy posed the biggest challenge for batsmen with less exposure to playing quality spin.
  • George Munsey top-scored for Scotland with 24 and Michael Leask’s 21 helped take them past 50. However, they failed to bat out the overs as they were bowled out for 85 with 14 balls of their allocation going unused.
  • Shami and Jadeja—both picked three for 15—registered their best bowling figures in India T20Is, while Bumrah went past Yuzvendra Chahal’s 63 T20I wickets to become India’s highest wicket-taker in the format.
  • Chasing 86, India were keen to get to the target in 7.1 overs to take their net run-rate past Afghanistan’s. A 70-run partnership between KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma helped ensure they achieved their objective quite easily.
  • Rahul made his 14th T20I half-century, a 19-ball 50, studded with six fours and three sixes.
  • The victory was India’s 29th in 49 T20Is under Kohli’s captaincy.