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T20 World Cup 2021: New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs

New Zealand vs Scotland, ICC T20 World Cup 2021: New Zealand beat Scotland in their third Super 12 match.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 3, 2021 7:45:43 pm
New Zealand vs Scotland live score, T20 World Cup 2021 NZ vs SCO LIVE ScoreNew Zealand vs Scotland: Highlights

New Zealand vs Scotland Highlights: New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs in their Super 12 game. Chasing 173, Scotland could only score 156 for five in 20 overs with Michael Leask top-scoring with 42 not out. For New Zealand, Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi took two wickets while Tim Southee got one.

Earlier, veteran opener Martin Guptill smashed 93 off 56 balls to take New Zealand to a challenging 172 for five. Guptill hit six fours and seven sixes during his 56-ball knock and added 105 runs in little over 12 overs with Glenn Phillips (33 off 37 balls) after the Black Caps were reduced to 52 for three just after the power play. For Scotland, pacers Brad Wheal and Saafiyan Sharif got two wickets apiece.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 172/5 in 20 overs (Martin Guptill 93; Brad Wheal 2/40, Saafiyan Sharif 2/28).

Scotland: 156/5 in 20 overs (Michael Leask 42 not out; Trent Boult 2/29, Ish Sodhi 2/42).

Match EndedICC World Twenty20, 2021 - Super 12 - Match 32

New Zealand

172/5 (20.0)


156/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Super 12 - Match 32 )
New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs

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NZ vs SCO, T20 World Cup 2021: Highlights

19:01 (IST)03 Nov 2021

New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs - excellent fight back lead by Leask - this is the second win for Kiwis from 3 matches in the T20 World Cup 2021. Well played Scotland Almost pulled a rabbit out of the hat! It’s so heartening to see nations like Afghanistan, Scotland & Namibia put up more than a decent fight against test-playing nations! Great advertisement for cricket!

18:58 (IST)03 Nov 2021
SIX! Leask connects

Two wides to start the over, and a huge six to finish it, and once again.. it is that man... Leask. His third six and Adam Milne has 26 to play with in the last over! What a fight by Scotland 

18:56 (IST)03 Nov 2021

Leask is on fire and Scotland get 17 from the over! He wont go down quietly and ends Sodhi's spell with six, four and four. Southee to bowl the 19th. Scotland needs to get 39 in 12 balls.

18:52 (IST)03 Nov 2021
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18:50 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Muscled over midwicket !

Boult misses the yorker length and his slower is in the zone for Leask, who moves his front leg out of the way, and smashes it over mid-wicket. Can Scotland do the impossible here? Seems unlikely...

18:47 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Caught by Conway!!

Berrington is gone for 20(17). Ish Sodhi picks up the wicket. The Kiwis are in complete control here.SCO: 108/5 after 16 overs.

18:39 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Bowled!! Scotland lose their fourth

Boult bowls MacLeod for 12. NZ in full control now after a good start from Scotland. They batted really well in powerplay. Scotland require 70 runs from 30 balls.

18:30 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Bowled Him!!

Tim Southee knocks off the middle stump of Matthew Cross with a beautiful delivery. An important wicket for New Zealand.

18:13 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Halfway mark:

Scotland 76/2 at the halfway mark in the chase. They need 97 more runs to win from the remaining 10 overs.

18:13 (IST)03 Nov 2021
What a catch! Southee with a stunner

A crucial wicket for New Zealand. Munsey departs for 22 after taking the attack to Ish Sodhi.

17:59 (IST)03 Nov 2021

Matthew Cross hits 20 runs off Adam Milne's second over. Cross ends the powerplay in style! Scotland: 48/1 in 6 overs, they need another 125 runs in 84 balls

17:35 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Smooth start by Scotland

Coetzer gives Southee the Boult treatment now. Great hit for a four. Square drive on the up through point and Mitchell can't pull it in! Two wides in this over already. Southee struggling to find his groove. 8 off this over. SCO 17/0 after 2 overs.

17:28 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Double fours to start

Munsey and Coetzer are at the crease. Munsey is on strike. Boult will open the attack. And here's the first boundary of the Scottish innings. Coetzer drives on the up with amazing timing. Another boundary to follow. Two fours off Boult in the very first over. SCO 9/0 after 1 over.

17:21 (IST)03 Nov 2021
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17:13 (IST)03 Nov 2021
NZ reach 172/5 after 20 overs

Last over now. Sharif to bowl the over. Can they get one big hit? Or will Scotland check them off? Excellent over. Just 5 off it. There's a check for run out now. Nope, he's properly in. 9 off this over. New Zealand end at 172/5 after 20 overs.

17:05 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Guptill gone

And Wheal takes two for two. Guptill is finally gone. He misses his century. Chipped to long on! Guptill runs out of gas! Full on middle, he tried to loft down the ground but he got it off the toe and could not have picked out long on better if he tried. MacLeod holds on easily. NZ 157/5 after 18.3 overs.

17:02 (IST)03 Nov 2021

And gone. Philips holes out to deep midwicket. Short cutter banged in, Phillips again miscues trying to clear deep midwicket, Greaves came in off the rope and held the catch well. NZ 157/4 after 18.2 overs.

16:57 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Guptil into the 90s

150 up for New Zealand! More than half of those runs have come from Martin Guptill's bat, who is currently unbeaten on 92. NZ: 150/3 after 17 ovs


16:44 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Top-Edge & SIX!

Guptill went for the pull on the short ball and it went miles in the air off the top half of the bat. Scotland fielder Leask was in position on the rope but seemed he was trying to be careful about his foot and lost balance and the ball landed right next to him over the rope! NZ: 120/3 after 15 ovs

16:36 (IST)03 Nov 2021
Fifty for Martin Guptill

It's a day of milestones for Martin Guptill! Reaches his 50 with a massive six! 5 fours, 3 sixes and looking good for more! NZ: 103/3 in 12.4 overs

Having already played Pakistan and India, they're expected to breeze past Scotland and Namibia while the clash against Afghanistan could be tricky. The Kiwis have a potent bowling attack and in both the games, they have showed why their bowlers are rated so highly. Defending a modest 134, they made life difficult for Pakistan batters before stifling a star-studded Indian line up. Spinners Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner were sensational against India. In their eight overs, the duo gave just 32 runs while also securing crucial scalps of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, while the pacers, led by star seamer Trent Boult, too contributed handsomely. In the batting department, Daryl Mitchell has embraced his role as an opener. Along with veteran Martin Guptill, the two make a formidable pair. After the failure in the tournament opener, the unit was not tested much against India. The biggest worry, however, remains Williamson's fitness. He is still not hundred per cent and continues to play with an elbow injury. But resting the skipper, a pillar of the New Zealand side, from either of the two games would be a risk the Kiwis may not be willing to take.

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