Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma started the 86-runs chase on a positive note against Scotland in match 37 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai. India chased down the runs in 6.3 overs and won the clash by eight wickets.
India’s net run rate is above Afghanistan and obviously, New Zealand. However, this all would be useless if New Zealand win their match against Afghanistan.
While India’s Hitman was sent back after a powerful 30 runs of 16 balls, the damage was already done. Rahul’s half-century and skipper Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav’s cameo helped India win the match comfortably.
Fastest 50s in T20 World Cups (balls):
12 Yuvraj Singh v Eng Durban 2007
17 Stephan Myburgh v Ire Sylhet 2014
18 Glenn Maxwell v Pak Mirpur 2014
18 KL Rahul v Sco Dubai 2021
Earlier, opting to bowl first after winning the toss on his birthday, Kohli made sure his bowlers took wickets in quick succession. Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja bowled devastating spells as they took three wickets each, Jasprit Bumrah took two while R Ashwin had one wicket to his name.
Earlier, India made one change as they brought back Varun Chakaravarthy in place of Shardul Thakur.
Winning with most balls to spare in T20 World Cups:
90 SL v Net Chittagong 2014
82 Aus v Ban Dubai 2021
81 Ind v Sco Dubai 2021 *
77 SL v Net Sharjah 2021
74 NZ v Ken Durban 2007
70 Eng v WI Dubai 2021
They also need to register another convincing victory against Namibia in order to better their NRR. They even need to hope other results go in their favour as well.