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    New Zealand (172/5) defeat Scotland (156/5) by 16 runs in the ICC T20 World Cup

    New Zealand take on Scotland in Group 2 of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai on Wednesday.

    New Zealand’s World Cup fate will be decided in the next five days as Kane Williamson’s side face three matches in quick succession as Group 2 races to a conclusion.

    The Black Caps produced a superb performance to beat India last time out and keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals well and truly alive.

    But now the focus switches to the daytime match against Scotland, who go into the clash in Dubai searching for their first win of the Super 12 stage.

    “It was a great team effort the other night against a very strong India side,” Tim Southee said. “We’re very pleased with how that went. But now our focus, obviously, shifts to Scotland and three games in five days, which are three day-games as well, which is a challenge in itself.

    “So as good a win as it was the other night, we know we have to park it and move on and look forward to a day game tomorrow against Scotland.”


    New Zealand know that their future in the tournament is in their own hands, with three victories being enough to guarantee a semi-final spot.

    But it is Afghanistan, the last opponent for New Zealand in this three-game run, who currently lie second in Group 2 following their demolitions of both Namibia and Scotland.

    And Southee, Williamson and company will be keen to pick up some big wins of their own to reduce the gap in net run rate between themselves on +0.765 and Afghanistan on +3.097 in case it finishes level on points in five days’ time.

    Scotland have had a week to recover from the disappointment of their loss to Namibia and now go into a busy run of their own, with India and Pakistan still to come in a week that could test Kyle Coetzer’s side to the very limit.

    “The last couple of days we've had some practice where the guys have realigned themselves, gotten themselves prepared for what we're going to face over the next couple of days,” the Scotland skipper said.

    “The emotions were all very high getting through to the Super 12s. It was something that we set as a target, and we believed that we could do, getting through to Super 12s. When you get through, then there's even more eyes on you and the pressure sort of just… that bar raises just that little bit further.”

    FIXTURE DETAILS

    The match: New Zealand v Scotland, Match 32
    Time: 14:00 local time, Wednesday 3 November 2021
    Venue: Dubai International Stadium

    The Teams

    Scotland are hopeful that captain Kyle Coetzer will be fit to return at the top of the order for Scotland, who have had an otherwise stable first-choice side throughout the tournament. Craig Wallace is the most likely player to drop out of the XI for Coetzer.

    Probable Scotland XI: Kyle Coetzer (captain), George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Matt Cross, Michael Greaves, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal

    New Zealand may opt to experiment with Kyle Jamieson in place of one of their experienced seamers, but with qualification still on the line it’s expected that the Kiwis will go in unchanged.

    Probable New Zealand XI: Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi

    Key Players

    Mark Watt, Scotland: The spinner has been a revelation throughout the tournament, producing an extremely consistent and stingy economy rate, while also picking up wickets at key times. Scotland will need Watt to produce again if they are to cut through New Zealand’s high-quality top-order.

    Daryl Mitchell, New Zealand: The shift to opener was an unexpected one for Mitchell, but the pinch-hitting batter has excelled in his new role. Tasked with getting the Kiwis off to a fast start alongside Martin Guptill at the top of the order, Mitchell tees off safe in the knowledge that there is batting strength-in-depth to recover if his risks fail to yield reward. And against India Mitchell showed just how dangerous he can be, smashing all three of his side’s maximums to break the back of the chase.

    Ladder Situation

    Pakistan have already sealed qualification from Group 2, but the second semi-final spot is still very much up for grabs, with all five other teams in the group still mathematically involved.

    New Zealand will be looking for convincing wins over Scotland and Namibia in their next two games, which could set up a qualification decider against Afghanistan in the final group game, depending on results elsewhere.

    Scotland’s two defeats and -3.562 NRR means they are almost certainly out already, but they could keep those unlikeliest of qualification hopes alive with victory against the Kiwis.

    It never looked in doubt - Pakistan are the first team to confirm a place in the ICC Men's #T20WorldCup semi-finals ����

    What They Said

    Scotland coach Shane Burger: “When you’re able to play cricket all the time against some of the world’s best players on the biggest stage, you’re only going to keep getting better. We have some world-class players in our team, given more time in the middle under pressure like we’ve just had, I have no doubt that performances will keep being more consistent.”

    New Zealand opener Daryl Mitchell: "Obviously, they [Scotland] have had a great qualifying tournament and it's awesome to see them here in the group stages. They're a very dangerous team - they've got a lot of guys who play county cricket, so they understand the nuances of T20 cricket and especially with the Blast over there, so they're obviously going to be a challenge in the next one. The World Cup is a funny old game, especially in conditions that are here with the pitches that bring everyone close. So, we're going to have to be ready to go from ball one."

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    Teams:

    New Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson(c), Devon Conway(w), James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

    Scotland (Playing XI): George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer(c), Matthew Cross(w), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal

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    Scotland have won the toss and have opted to field

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    Josh Davey is out injured and Alasdair Evans comes in for Scotland, as well as Kyle Coetzer being back out as captain. Craig Wallace exits in a straight swap.

    Kane Williamson says he would have bowled first as well. New Zealand is playing the same XI as the win over India.
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    So far everything going in Indiaís favour

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    ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 | New Zealand v Scotland | Dubai | 03 November, 2021 | Match Discussion

    Martin Guptill, amongst the greatest minnow-bashers of all times, has had marked the date of this match on his calendar a long time ago.

    Anyone out there who thinks that he might get out cheaply here is merely fooling himself.


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    scotland giving india hope


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    Scotland keeper to Greaves " All of India is supporting you"


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    NZ will bowl Scotland for around 80

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    New Zealand will easily score 135 and then bowl out Scotland under 100.

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    Scotland letring foot of gas after putting nz under pump in first 8//9 overs

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    India lacked a solid middle order No.4 player (not flashy types) perhaps Shreyas Iyer, he was missed on these slow dead pitches to steady & then launch.

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    New Zealand - 163/5 (19 overs).


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    New Zealand end up with 172/5 after 20 overs.

    Scotland need 173 to win.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DHONI183 View Post
    Martin Guptill, amongst the greatest minnow-bashers of all times, has had marked the date of this match on his calendar a long time ago.

    Anyone out there who thinks that he might get out cheaply here is merely fooling himself.

    Wow ..what a prediction

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    New Zealand scored 37 more than I predicted.They lost three quick wickets up front and I thought Scotland will restrict them to 135.Very good come back by NZ.

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    NZ 172/5 (20)
    SCO 5/0 (0.3) CRR: 10 REQ: 8.62
    Scotland need 168 runs


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    Scotland - 9/0 after 1 over (target: 173).


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    Scotland may struggle against spin. But, they should be able to handle the Kiwi pacers.


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    Good start from Scotland so far.

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    Scotland - 17/0 after 2 overs (target: 173).


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    Scotland lose their first wicket.

    21/1.


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    Scotland - 27/1 after 4.3 overs (target: 173).


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    Scotland - 50/1 after 6.2 overs (target: 173).

    Scotland are doing pretty okay.


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    india back in the hunt, scotland could win this if they carry on . munsey showing the rest how to play sodhi

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    Scotland can win this

    India believe!

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    : : : : : : : :

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING CROSS??!!!!

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    A note to Pakistan to not take Scotland too lightly. I'd still make a couple of changes - perhaps with the bowling, can't harm to rest Imad and perhaps Shaheen or Rauf.

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    Scotland - 71/2 after 9.1 overs (target: 173).


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    Scotland need 101 runs from 64 balls.

    Kiwis should win but Scotland are not out of the game yet.


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    Scotland - 76/2 after 10 overs (target: 173).

    Scotland need 97 runs from 60 balls.


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    Puts into perspective our very good win against Namibia...and we weren't as desperate to win like the Kiwis today

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    Next 5 overs are key.


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    Whole India is probably doing prayers for the Scottish lads Ö could there be a twist in this group?

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    A kiwi win ideally but I have a soft spot for Scotland as itís my place of birth

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    Wicket!

    76/3.

    Scotland lose a wicket at a crucial stage.


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    games done scotland running out of steam fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirpur express View Post
    Whole India is probably doing prayers for the Scottish lads … could there be a twist in this group?
    England would fancy New Zealand instead of India in the Semis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirpur express View Post
    Whole India is probably doing prayers for the Scottish lads … could there be a twist in this group?
    Scotland wicket-keeper Matt Cross won the hearts of Indian fans on Wednesday as he was heard telling bowler 'Chris Greaves that the 'Whole of India is behind you.' The incident happened during the ongoing T20 World Cup clash between Scotland and New Zealand.

    After India lost to New Zealand on Sunday, their chances of making in to the semi-final are hanging by a thread and out of their hands. Virat Kohli's side needs some other result to go their way in order to have any hope of qualifying for the semi-final.

    One of the things India needs to happen is for New Zealand to lose at least one of their remaining games. Scotland keeper Cross was well aware of the scenario and was heard telling Chris Greaves during the 8th over of the Black Caps' innings that, "Cmon Greavo, whole of India is behind you here."

    Greaves has been one of Scotland's most consistent performers with both bat and ball during the tournament so far. In 6 matches, he has scored 84 runs and has four scalps to his name.

    Meanwhile, Cross is Scot's second-highest run-scorer in the tournament so far with 101 runs in six innings in the competition so far.

    Scotland caused a major upset in the first round of the tournament as they defeated Bangladesh and finished first in their group. However, they have struggled in the Super 12 as Afghanistan beat them by a comprehensive margin which was followed by a narrow defeat against fellow associate nation Namibia.

    They made an encouraging start to the game by dismissing skipper Kane Williamson along with Daryl Mitchell and Devon Conway early but a fine half-century by Martin Guptill has put New Zealand in a comfortable position.

    India will face Afghanistan on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi as they hope to get their campaign back on track. The Men in Blue will need to win all three remaining games and need other results going in their favour.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/sports/...ind-you/829080
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    Scotland - 77/3 after 11 overs (target: 173).


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    Quote Originally Posted by NeVerMind View Post
    Puts into perspective our very good win against Namibia...and we weren't as desperate to win like the Kiwis today
    Namibia bowled brilliantly to be honest. Credit to them for not gifting an easy run fest to Pak top order.

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    I hope Scotland wins today and we thrash Afghanistan. There is still an outside chance for us. The best we can do is win all the remaining matches with a big margin.

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    Scotland - 81/3 after 12.2 overs (target: 173).

    Required run rate is now 12.


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    New Zealand have 3 overs of spin and 4 overs of pace left (after this over).


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    Scotland - 87/3 after 13 overs (target: 173).

    Scotland need 86 runs from 42 balls. Should be difficult.


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    Scotland - 102/4 after 14.5 overs (target: 173).

    Scotland need 71 runs from 5.1 overs.


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    no, I for one do not want India to really even have a glimmer of a heart beat, and Kiwi loss could have put a real dent on this situation and would have likely created a two way 3-2 tie where India could have very well come in front on net run rate. Glad kiwis have this match in control.. although I wouldnt mind if Scotts score more then 150 and show Pakistans win over Namibia was indeed worthy as bowling second in these conditions is truly a tough ask.

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    Indians have actually lost interest in this world cup! Not many are really bothered about this match or even the match coming up. Just the media are cooking up these stories...

    I don't think India has the morale to win even against Afghanistan. Afghanistan will be charged up and this is their best chance (best pitch/conditions) to beat India!

    I expect the whole Indian Cricket to take a totally different shape under new captain & coach Dravid. Dravid has the best access to modern Indian Cricket and domestic structure...

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    good fight from scotland. very impressed

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    Still a possibility

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    39 off 12 needed. could a miracle happen?

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    If Leask chases this down

    BCCI should give him an honorary guaranteed IPL contract

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    I sincerely feel bad for the people of India, as I think craze is greater in India then Pakistan. Pakistan cricket fever was highest in the 90s when team was highly electric, players were well spoken and we were damn good.. then seemed like we were hit by one controversy after another, and every time team got rebuilt and people wanted to get behind youngsters, another controversy hit. Its been a depressing last two decades. Now there is hope that team has finally turned the corner and people can get behind these group of classy youngsters. Meanwhile I feel bad for India, because this brings shades of 2007 which was a dark period in both Indian and Pakistani cricket. Todays match win will be a consolation prize and a loss would just put a good Indian team into complete revamp mode.. I think Indian batting is just in a slump, these things happen in sports, If you watch baseball, batsman can go through a week to two week period where they are in a big slump, entire teams go on slump. I think in the bowling department Bumrah needs another heavy hitting reliable pacer. I don’t know why Ashwin wasn’t used, hes proven and miles better then Jadeja.

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    26 from 6

    Not impossible, but very unlikely

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    26 off 6. this is looking like a nail bitter. indians are def watching lol

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    Cmmon Scotland...go as close as you can. Never supported Scotland so badly

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    Unlucky Scotland

    Very impressive

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    I got what I wanted.. Pakistan played a tougher Namibia team, scored more then Kiwis and allowed less runs.. Kiwi made this a much closer match and going into lost four balls could still mathematically lose it

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    the good thing for india here is kiwi wont be gaining much more on net run rate.. India has to beat the living juice out of Afghanistan today, hope for an Afghanistan win and at the same time erase the net run rate deficit.. outside of a win the best they could have hoped for is a close match outcome.. so this went in their favor.. Now they would want Namibia to do the same to kiwis.. a close match and then Afghan win by a slim margin.. while india absolutely crushes all three.. this would be the only way

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    Good stuff from scotland. other than the loss against namibia, they had good tournament

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    [ HIGHLIGHTS ] NEW ZEALAND VS SCOTLAND <div style="width: 100%; height: 0px; position: relative; padding-bottom: 100%;"><iframe src="https://streamable.com/e/dfj8qc" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="100%" allowfullscreen style="width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;"></iframe></div>

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    Scotland did well. Impressed.


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    Guptill special quells Scotland fight

    New Zealand kept their semi-final ambitions on track with a win against Scotland in their Group 2 Super 12 fixture.
    Scotland showed fight with both bat and ball, but a Martin Guptill special in the Dubai afternoon heat put victory beyond their reach.

    Guptill struck seven sixes in a power-packed 93 off 56 balls to lift New Zealand to 172/5. And while Scotland reached 156/5, they couldn't deny the Black Caps a 16-run win.

    A double-wicket over for Safyaan Sharif in the New Zealand Powerplay, figures of 1/13 for Mark Watt, tight death bowling and an over when Matt Cross hit Adam Milne for five fours in a row were some highlights for Scotland. However, these moments of brilliance weren't enough as New Zealand picked up their second win in three matches of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
    Guptill punishes width

    Asked to bat, New Zealand began strongly, tallying 13 runs in the first over from Brad Wheal, and that set the tone for the match.

    Guptill plucked off boundaries with ease on the off-side. Alasdair Evans, one of two changes for Scotland, was taken for back-to-back fours from widish deliveries.

    Needing 24 in this match to get to 3000 runs in T20 internationals, Guptill reached the milestone in some style, targetting the shorter leg-side boundary for the first six of the day.

    The bulk of New Zealand's Powerplay score of 52/2 was down to him.
    Sharif's double-strike

    The two wickets were thanks to Sharif, who was the only bowler to keep the batters quiet in the Powerplay with his back-of-a-length deliveries.

    He got the breakthrough when he had Glenn Mitchell lbw, with the decision upheld on review.

    In the same over, Williamson, who had been denied the singles behind square to third that he so likes, feathering one going down leg to the wicket-keeper to be out without scoring.

    After his first two overs, Sharif had incredible figures of 2/2.

    Guptill targets the leg side

    Watt struck in the first ball of spin, having Devon Conway caught behind tried to reverse sweep the left-arm spinner. It marked the start of a period of four overs of spin that went for just 18 runs.

    However, the next five overs resulted in 50 runs. Guptill and Glenn Phillips stepped on the accelerator, both of them releasing the pressure with sixes on the leg side.

    Guptill's fifty came off just 35 balls, with another massive slog sent into the stands. That was his 150th six in T20Is.
    He survived a couple of dropped catches, with the fielder in the deep struggling to keep sight of the ball in the sun, and piled on the runs. Most of his big hits soared over midwicket or the square-leg boundary. Even Sharif was dispatched for two sixes on his return.

    He was finally caught at long-on in the penultimate over from an exhausted shot. Scotland did well at the death to concede just 22 runs in the last three overs.
    Scotland show fight

    The chase was still a steep one, though, and Scotland couldn't build on their starts.

    Skipper Kyle Coetzer began with a flurry of boundaries and was timing the ball well when he became the first wicket to fall early. Trent Boult came back well from being hit for four, to have Coetzer sky a slower one.

    Facing a quality bowling attack, the Scotland batters chose their battles well. Milne began with a maiden over, but the pace bowler was greeted with five back-to-back fours around the ground by Cross when he returned for his second.

    At 48/1 in the Powerplay, Scotland wouldn't have been too disappointed.
    New Zealand chip away

    George Munsey, always strong against the spinners, brought out his sweep to smash Ish Sodhi for a couple of sixes. Hungry for a third in the same over, he didn't get all of it on a full toss and Tim Southee, running to his right in the long-on region, took an excellent catch, his second of the day.

    Southee then got among the wickets himself, bowling Cross with some movement. With Boult and Sodhi chipping away, half the opposition batters were back in the hut for 106 and New Zealand were on top.

    With 67 needed from the final 26 balls, Michael Leask swung hard for 42* off just 20 balls, but he had been left with too much to do.

    Via : https://www.t20worldcup.com/news/2327773

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    Martin Guptill’s electric 93 helped New Zealand underline their semi-final credentials and knock Scotland out of the tournament with a comfortable 16-run victory in Dubai.

    Opener Guptill blitzed seven sixes, the most of any innings so far at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, in a boundary-filled 93 off 56 balls and shared a stand of 105 with Glenn Phillips, who made 33, to help New Zealand recover from 52 for three to post 172 for five.

    Scotland had done well to ensure they were not chasing more but the total turned out to be enough as regular wickets prevented them from ever mounting a serious challenge with No.6 Michael Leask’s unbeaten 42 off 20 balls turning out to be too little too late as the defeat ended their chances of progressing further in the competition.

    After being put in to bat, New Zealand got off to a fast start as Guptill and Daryl Mitchell pushed the Black Caps up to 35 without loss after four overs.

    That all changed when Safyaan Sharif took two wickets in five balls, removing Daryl Mitchell lbw for 13 before crucially strangling New Zealand captain Kane Williamson down the legside for a duck.

    Unperturbed by the carnage at the other end, Guptill became the second batter, after India captain Virat Kohli, to chalk up 3,000 T20I runs with a booming six off Alasdair Evans as New Zealand took 16 from the last over of the powerplay, reaching 52 for 2.

    Spinner Mark Watt made an immediate impact having Devon Conway caught behind for just one as he tried to reverse sweep his very first ball, wicket-keeper Matthew Cross taking another excellent catch behind the stumps.

    Scotland continued to slam the brakes on after the powerplay with just 18 runs coming from four overs as New Zealand made it to 70 for three at the halfway stage.

    However, Guptill started to motor and brought up an excellent half-century off just 34 balls with an almighty 102m six off Chris Greaves, becoming the first man to hit 150 T20I maximums.

    Guptill found solid support in the form of Phillips but his partner was given a reprieve on 20 when Leask, struggling with the sun in the deep, shelled a catch off Greaves.

    Leask could have redeemed himself shortly after by snaffling Guptill on the boundary edge but again he lost the flight of the ball as it landed just over the rope for a six off Brad Wheal.

    Despite visibly struggling with the heat in Dubai, Guptill set about trying to ruin Sharif’s figures, lamping the seamer for two sixes in the 16th over which cost 17.

    Scotland persisted with bowling back of a length and Guptill continued to oblige by sending the ball out of the park and soon brought up the 100 partnership with Phillips from just 71 balls with a single off Watt, who escaped with impressive figures of one for 13 from his four overs.

    A stand of 105 was soon ended when Phillips, 33 off 37 balls, skyed one to Greaves in the deep off Wheal.

    An exhausted Guptill fell agonisingly short of a century the very next ball, chipping straight to Calum MacLeod at long-on and trudging off for a very well-made 93, 66 of which came in boundaries.

    Those two wickets helped Scotland restrict New Zealand to just 22 runs from the last three overs, leaving them 173 to win when it could have been even more.

    Back in the side after injury, Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer made a sprightly start to the chase, hitting four boundaries on his way to 17 from 11 before Trent Boult’s knuckle ball deceived him and he was caught by Tim Southee in the third over.

    Adam Milne’s searing pace greeted Cross’s arrival to the crease and the Scottish gloveman initially had no answer, facing out a maiden.

    But when the two were reacquainted in the final over of the powerplay, Cross certainly made up for his slow start by smoking Milne for five consecutive fours to drag Scotland up to 48 for one after six.

    George Munsey, 22 off 18, took up the gauntlet after Ish Sodhi’s introduction to the attack, swatting the spinner for back-to-back sixes over the legside.

    But the opener perished two balls later when he did not get all of a full toss, allowing a knee-sliding Southee to take a splendid catch on the move down the ground.

    Richard Berrington joined Cross and after ten overs Scotland were 76 for two, six runs and one wicket better off than New Zealand were at the same stage but still needing another 97 to pull off an upset.

    However, Southee poured cold water on Scotland’s hopes of an unlikely win when his nip-backer bowled Cross for 27.

    And when MacLeod’s attempted scoop ended in him being bowled by Boult for 12, Scotland needed a miracle with 71 runs off 31 balls required.

    Berrington’s departure for 20 realistically signalled the end of Scotland’s hopes and although Leask entertained with three late sixes it only served to narrow the deficit as they finished on 156 for five.

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    Good that Scotland didn't chase this down....an undeserving team like India should not reach semis after what had happened.

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    New Zealand (172/5) defeat Scotland (156/5) by 16 runs in the ICC T20 World Cup

    Quote Originally Posted by cricket.mad View Post
    Wow ..what a prediction
    Erm,.... although I would easily take the praise on offer, but I would think that this is common knowledge. Players from minnow teams don't leave from home if Guptill is in the same province.

    On the other hand, the prediction below from another thread about Rohit was pretty close as well, mind you. A Man of the Match award sounds quite close to a century, doesn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by DHONI183 View Post
    .... a century is on its way against one of the three weaker teams coming up next. Stay tuned.....
    Link:
    http://www.pakpassion.net/ppforum/sh...1#post11335481


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