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Scotland beat Bangladesh by 6 runs in first round of T20 World Cup

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Scotland players celebrate their victory over Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup on Sunday.© AFP

Scotland beat Bangladesh by six runs in their Group B opener of the T20 World Cup in Al Amrat on Sunday. Chris Greaves led the good fight down the order with 45 off 28 balls as Scotland recovered from a disappointing 140 for nine. Invited to bat first, Scotland were 53 for six in the 12th over before Greaves added 51 runs with Mark Watts (22 off 17 balls) to put Scotland ahead. In reply, Bangladesh were bundled out for 134 for seven in their allotted quota of 20 overs as the tournament was in trouble on the very first day of the mega-event. What was instrumental in Scotland’s victory was Greaves, who played a stellar knock with two crucial wickets from star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (20) and veteran Mushfiqur Rahim (38). Brief scores: Scotland: 140/9 in 20 overs (George Munsey 29, Chris Greaves 45; Mahedi Hasan 3/19, Shakib Al Hasan 2/17). Bangladesh: 134/7 in 20 overs (Mushfiqur Rahim 38; Chris Greaves 2/19, Bradley Wheels 3/24).

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