Kyle Coetzer-led Scotland National Cricket Team faced a humiliating defeat against Virat Kohli-led India National Cricket Team in the 37th match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday, November 5.
India completely outperformed Scotland and won the game by 8 wickets in just 6.3 overs. Earlier, Birthday Boy Virat Kohli won his first toss of the T20 World Cup 2021 and opted to bowl first. The decision favoured India a lot as all the bowlers except Varun Chakravarthy bagged at least one wicket each and Scotland was bowled out at the score of 85.
Chasing the target openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were off to a flying start and they added 70 runs off 30 balls and Suryakumar Yadav finished off in style by smashing a six. Also after the one-sided victory, India now has a better run-rate than both Afghanistan and New Zealand National Cricket Team.
Boys Are Still Going To Take Something Out Of This – Kyle Coetzer After The Loss Against India
The Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer after the 8-wicket loss against India in the post-match presentation said that they were “outclassed” in all three departments. However, he also said that the players will take ” something out of this battle.” He said:
“We were outclassed in every department. The only way we’re going to improve is by getting games like this. Boys are still going to take something out of this.”
Kyle Coetzer further lauded Mark Watt who picked the wicket of KL Rahul and said that he has given an excellent performance for Scotland in the marquee event. Coetzer also lavished praise on Michael Leask for his power-hitting abilities. He asserted:
“Mark has been excellent for us all tournament. He has a great set of skills, he has learnt a lot from other spinners too. That’s another important reason for us to be in this tournament. He (Leask) is a fantastic striker of the cricket ball, lovely to watch.”