India defeated Scotland by 8 wickets in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup. The day started perfectly for the Men in Blue as Virat Kohli finally won the toss. Scotland batters were never in the game as Indian bowlers took regular wickets. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each, while Jasprit Bumrah dismissed two batters to keep Scotland on a below-par score of 85 runs.
Needing to chase 86 in just 7.1 overs to go ahead of New Zealand and Afghanistan in terms of NNR, India completed the task in just 6.3 overs.
KL Rahul scored his second consecutive fifty of the T20 World Cup. His innings lasted 19 balls and was laced with 6 fours and 3 sixes. He was assisted by Rohit Sharma, who scored 30 off 16 balls, hitting 5 fours and a six before getting dismissed.
Virat Kohli was a happy captain after India’s dominant performance.
” A dominating performance. It was something we were striving to do again. I don’t want to say too much about today because we know how we can play. These little things in T20 cricket (toss, conditions) matter and we’re glad to be back in our mojo. We spoke about 100-120 max but we restricted them to a total that allowed us to leapfrog everyone else. We spoke about finishing in the 8-10 over bracket. You don’t want to go in with a six-and-a-half or a seven-and-half run mark because then you’re doing too much. We gave that bracket and allowed them to get that momentum,” he said.
Virat Kohli turned 33 today and when he was asked about the birthday celebration, the right-handed batter said: “I’m over that phase now. My wife and daughter are here and that celebration is enough, the family being here is a blessing in itself.”