India won by eight wickets against Scotland in Dubai in the T20 world cup match 37. To win this match, India came up with the strategy of defeating Scots by good margins to land up the table preceding New Zealand and Afghanistan. When Scotland scored 85, India needed to achieve the target in 11.2 overs to get the net run-rate to + 1.
While to climb up the ladder leaving New Zealand behind, men in blue needed to score in 8.5 overs, and to glide by Afghanistan, they needed to score in 7.1 overs. Team India is leading in the net run rate value of +1.619, with all the teams playing the same number of matches. Pakistan and New Zealand acquired maximum points of 8 and 6, respectively. Meanwhile, India's transformation in the leaderboard still lies in the match of New Zealand and Namibia game in which New Zealand won the match by 52 runs. India would have grabbed the second position on the points table if it was a close match and the Kiwis had lost to Namibia.
Being skipper's birthday, Virat Kohli won the toss as a coincidence when Kohli has lost seven of the previous eight tosses in T20s. Kohli opted to bowl first as he was very well aware of the dew factor where every ball is important and to restrict the Scots from scoring a big target.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer came padded up the field, and Bumrah latched onto first over with 8 runs with a six over the square leg. In the third over, Bumrah took a maiden wicket of Scottish captain with an awesome off-cutter putting the bails down the ground.
When Ravichandran Ashwin was replaced in the fourth over, George Munsey placed four back-to-back boundaries, one at mid-off and extra cover and the next two reverse sweep making Indians nerves beat faster. Mohammed Shami ended the powerplay overs with a maiden wicket of George Munsey by being caught at the mid-on. The shot was perfect but could not attain enough altitude in the hit.This time Indian bowlers proved their bowling end to the fans by confronting four wickets for 29 runs in the first seven overs.
Leask, who was seeming danger for men in blue with a huge blow to Mohammed Shami with a six and a four. Jadeja did the honors of sending Leask back to the stands by an easy decision by the umpire of a leg before the wicket. Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt made blunders over the pitch with a wrong call for a run made Ishan Kishan run to the stumps and snap off the bails. Shami completed his hat-trick with a steaming yorker to Alasdair Evans before he could place his bat down at the right time.
Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja made an easy win for India by confronting three wickets each as the Indian bowlers toppled Scotland batsmen for 85 in 17.4 overs.
Without any changes in the batting lineup, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did the opening. The openers keep hitting most of the balls to boundaries into a four or a six, not letting Scottish bowlers breathe a bit. KL Rahul stamped three fours in Brad Wheal's over, the second over of the second half of the innings
Fifty comes up for India in just 23 balls. The duo snapped Wheal with six and two fours in the fifth over. Wheal unplayable yorker between the sizzling boundaries, cornered our Hitman with his intelligent delivery in front of the stumps.
Rahul continued with his slamming on the bowlers, leaving none of the veteran bowlers of Scotland. The quick fifty by Rahul in just 18 balls was a treat for his fans. Soon he was caught at the long-on in the last delivery of the powerplay. Hereupon, India needed four runs in 7 balls to push down Afghanistan in the leaderboard. Kohli and Surya Kumar Yadav finished the game in style in just 39 balls.