The 32nd match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 sees New Zealand take on Scotland at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. New Zealand are currently sitting at number three on the points table in Group 2.
They began their Super 12-campaign with a disappointing loss against Pakistan. However, Kane Williamson then made a strong comeback as they registered an 8-wicket win over India. With that win, New Zealand have strengthened their case for a spot in the semi-finals.
Thanks to an exceptional bowling performance from Kane Williamson and Men, New Zealand restricted India to just 110 runs in the first innings. Trent Boult and Tim Southee were once again brilliant with the ball as the duo removed both the Indian openers inside the powerplay.
Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner then bowled brilliantly after the power play and gave little room for the batsmen to work with. The duo kept the batsmen guessing with guile and turn. Sodhi removed both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to leave India reeling at 48 for 4 inside 11 overs.
The middle-order too didn’t contribute much as India were bundled out for just 110 runs in the first innings. Daryl Mitchell played a vital 49-run knock in the second innings, helping New Zealand chase down the score in 14.3 overs. Kane Williamson too remained unbeaten on 33 off 31 balls.
On the other hand, Scotland find themselves at the bottom of the table. They have played two matches and lost both of them. Another defeat could end their prospects of reaching the semis. Scotland played their last game against Namibia. None of the batsmen in the top five stayed for too long and Scotland, as a result, half of their side on just 57 runs in 11.1 overs.
However, Leask’s 44-run knock off 27 balls helped the side reach 109 runs in the first innings. The bowlers fought hard and took the game till the very last over. However, Namibia eventually chased down the score in 19.1 overs.
NZ vs SCO Head to Head Records: New Zealand’s (NZ) H2H Record Against Scotland (SCO)- ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals
|Stats||Matches||NZ Win||SCO Won||N/R|
|At Dubai International Cricket Stadium||–||–||—|
|In the last 5 matches||1||1||0|
|In T20 World Cup||1||1||0||–|
Successful Head-to-Head Records in 1st Batting vs 2nd Batting:
|Innings||NZ won||SCO won|