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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 with one win and one loss in two games.

They began their Super 12-campaign with a disappointing defeat 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.

Ish Sodhi
Ish Sodhi (Image Credit: Getty)

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 new ball as the duo removed both the Indian openers inside the powerplay.

Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner then bowled brilliantly after the power play, giving 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.

Trent Boult and Martin Guptill.
Trent Boult and Martin Guptill. Credits: ICC

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 chased down the score in 14.3 overs. Kane Williamson too remained unbeaten on 33 off 31 balls.

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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, lost 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: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Dubai International Cricket Stadium- ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 32

Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchell. Image-Twitter

Dubai International Cricket Stadium will play host to the 32nd match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 between New Zealand and Scotland. New Zealand played their last game on this very ground against India.

There will be movement early on for the seamers and thus both team should look to bowl first upon winning the toss. There is not a lot of spin but if the spinners bowl at good areas, it will be tough for batsmen to play big hits, especially because of big boundaries. Having said that, it is a good batting surface and anything above 160 would be a par score here.

Average 1st Inns scores 142
Average 2nd Inns scores 124

The temperature here will be hot and humid. The conditions here should suggest that there is no possibility of rain. One could expect a good game of cricket. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius.