T20 World Cup: New Zealand win by 16 runs against Scotland, register their 2nd straight win

At the 2021 T20 World Cup, the fightback by Scotland went in vain as New Zealand beat them by 16 Runs.

The 32nd Match of the 2021 T20 World Cup was a New Zealand vs Scotland encounter played on Wednesday, 03 November 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium, United Arab Emirates.

This encounter is from Group 2 of the Super 12 round at the ongoing 2021 T20 World Cup.

Line-up for New Zealand vs Scotland – T20 World Cup

Scotland won the toss and chose to bowl.

Scotland’s fightback went in vain, as New Zealand wins by 16 Runs

1st Innings – New Zealand puts 172 Runs on the board

Early on, New Zealand was in a bit of trouble as Scotland’s Safyaan Sharif picked 2 Wickets in an over. Sends back Daryl Mitchell and Captain Kane Williamson. Black Caps were 35/2 in 4.5 overs.

Then, just after the powerplay, another wicket falls as Devon Conway departs. New Zealand was 52/3 (6.1 overs).

However, a 105 Run stand between Martin Guptill & Glenn Phillips puts New Zealand back in the game. But Brad Wheal then picked 2 Wickets in an over, to send back Phillips and Guptill. A fine inning of 93 Runs (off 56 balls) by Martin Guptill. New Zealand was at 157/5 in 18.3 overs.

In the end, James Neesham’s 10* (off 6 balls) & Mitchell Santner’s 2* (off 3 balls) made sure New Zealand finished their innings at 172/5 (20 overs).

2nd Innings – Scotland’s Target is 173 Runs

Scotland lost an early wicket of Captain Kyle Coetzer 17 (off 11 balls), they were 21/1 (2.4 overs).

Then, an expensive last over of the powerplay by Adam Milne as he concedes 20 Runs. As Matthew Cross hits 5 consecutive Fours.

But two quick wickets fall, of George Munsey on 22 (off 18 balls) and Matthew Cross on 27 (off 29 balls). With that, Scotland was 76/3 in 10.5 overs.

However, again 2 wickets fall in quick succession as Calum MacLeod and Richie Berrington departs. After that, Scotland was at 106/5 (15.4 overs).

In the end, Michael Leask’s 42* (off 20 balls) fightback went in vain, as Scotland finished their innings at 156/5 (20 overs).

As a result, New Zealand won the match by 16 Runs. Hence, the Player of the Match was given to Martin Guptill – 93 (off 56 balls).

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