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Pakistan are in a good position to end the Super 12 stage with five wins from five matches.
That's all from us folks! There's a dead rubber tomorrow between India and Namibia. Until next time then …
Pakistan Cricket @TheRealPCB 05:24 PM • Nov 11, 2021
Clinical – Pakistan win by 72 runs
Scotland were 24 for 1 at the end of the powerplay and then 41 for 2 at the halfway mark. Shadab Khan bagged two in the 11th to reduce Scotland to 43 for 4. There was no real flourish in the chase and even though Richie Berrington made XXX, Scotland not once threatened to take the game away from Pakistan.
Five overs to go – Scotland 81 for 4; need 109 off 30
Shadab bags two
Wicket, dot, wicket, dot, 1 and 1 – this was Shadab's third over. Not much going Scotland's way and there are plenty of smiles on the faces of the Pakistan players.
Scotland 43 for 4 in 11 overs
10 overs done
It's a tough chase and the Scotland innings is going no where. They were 24 for 1 at the end of the powerplay and reach 41 for 2 at the halfway mark. It's been all too easy for Pakistan bowlers so far.
Scotland set 190
Pakistan were 60 for 2 at the halfway mark and went on to score 129 in the last ten overs. They have been exceptional in the second half and Scotland crumbled under pressure. Babar scored a half-century while Hafeez and Malik went after the bowling to help Pakistan post a challenging total after they chose to bat. Malik got to his half-century on the last ball of the innings and ended with 54 off 18. The last over from Greaves was taken for 26 as Malik struck three sixes and one four.
Five overs to go
The stage is set for Pakistan. Their captain has reached his half-century and Hafeez was looking in really good touch. However, Sharif had him plumb lbw and Pakistan lost a review as well. Scotland kept things in check till the 10th over but are under pressure now and struggling. With a little less than five overs to go, Pakistan can aim to add another 60 runs.
Pakistan 112 for 3 in 15 overs
Fakhar Zaman goes now. The left-hander makes 8 off 13 and falls to Chris Greaves.
Pakistan 60 for 2 after 10 overs
Apart from the fourth over, where Wheal leaked 14, Scotland have managed to keep things in check. Pakistan had only 35 on the board after the powerplay and the pressure has resulted in a wicket. Hamza Tahir, who gave just one in the opening over, has Rizwan caught behind.
Pakistan 35 for 1
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are out to open, Hamza has the ball and we are all set …
TOSS – Unchanged Pakistan opt to bat
Scotland: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer(c), Matthew Cross(w), Richie Berrington, Dylan Budge, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the T20 WC 2021 clash between Pakistan and Scotland in Sharjah. Before we get going, here's Aayush Puthran's preview for the game –
The 2021 T20 WC may have reached a stage where the result of every contest seems to have a bearing on not only the teams playing the match, but also the rest in the group. Those with the calculators are working overtime, and amidst all the chaotic calculations, comes a rather innocuous contest between Group 2 table toppers Pakistan and an inspired Scotland, who have punched above their weight.
Irrespective of who wins the contest, Pakistan have a ticket to the semifinal while Namibia stand no chance of qualifying. Yet, for whatever its worth, there will be a few boxes to tick for both the teams.
For Pakistan, it will be the form of Fakhar Zaman. The southpaw had come into the competition on the back of a couple of good knocks in the warm-ups. Still, he is yet to give the in-form openers the cushion at No 3. The veteran duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik may have made an impact in the limited deliveries they have faced so far, but would want to spend more time in the middle.
Even as none of Pakistan's bowlers have disappointed, only Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf have delivered match-turning spells so far in the tournament. Hasan Ali bowled a miserly spell in the previous game, but is yet to stamp his authority – much like the spin duo of Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim. Their good form though has ensured that Pakistan haven't had to rely much on their sixth bowling option – which can be split by Hafeez, Malik and Asif Ali.
Scotland don't have as many corrections to make, but a win in the Super 12s to end the campaign wouldn't be such a bad thing for a bunch of players who wished to be noticed by the member nations, a larger cricket-watching public and T20 franchises around the world.