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05-Nov-2021 16:36:00 GMT
India vs Scotland - 37th Match, Dubai

Shami, Jadeja shine as India beat Scotland to keep Semis hopes alive

India 89 for 2 (Rahul 50, Rohit 30) beat Scotland 85 (Jadeja 3-15, Shami 3-15, Bumrah 2-10) by eight wickets

Dubai: India registered another thumping win in the ongoing T20 World Cup, defeating Scotland by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday to not just boost their net run-rate but also keep their semi-final hopes alive.

India needed 7.1 overs to chase down the target of 86 and India reached the total in just 39 balls with opener KL Rahul scoring an 18-ball half-century.

Earlier in the evening, India's seasoned bowlers skittled out the unheralded Scotland side for a paltry 85 in just 17.4 overs.

With net run-rate being their primary target after defeats of big margin against Pakistan and New Zealand, captain Virat Kohli, who celebrated his 33rd birthday, won the toss and opted to bowl.

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah (2/10) made life miserable for the batters in his opening spell while the ever-accurate Ravindra Jadeja (3/15) ran through the middle order dismissing Matthew Cross (2), Richie Berrington (0) and Michael Leask (21 off 12 balls) in quick succession. The lethal Mohammed Shami (3/15) then sent the lower order packing.

Ravichandran Ashwin (1/29) and Varun Chakravarthy (0/15) were also accurate for the better part of their spells.

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