T20 World Cup 2021: Cricket fraternity reacts as Rahul-Rohit blitz chases down Scotland’s 85 in just 6.3 overs

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma | Getty

Team India registered their second victory in the ongoing T20 World Cup as they annihilated Scotland by eight wickets in Dubai on Friday (November 5).

Opting to bowl first, India bowled out Scotland for a paltry 85 in just 17.4 overs. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and speedster Mohammad Shami (3-15) starred with the ball as they claimed three wickets by conceding only 15 runs. Jasprit Bumrah (2-10) and R Ashwin (1-29) also returned with impressive bowling figures.

It was a listless batting performance from Scotland as no one even managed to touch the 30-run mark.

In reply, the Men in Blue needed to chase down the target in 7.1 overs to better their net run-rate than New Zealand and Afghanistan but the opening blitz from KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma took India over the line in just 6.3 overs.

While Rahul slammed 50 off 19 balls (6 fours and 3 sixes), Rohit smashed 30 off 16 balls. Both of them might have got out but they had done their job and the duo of Suryakumar Yadav (6* off 2) and skipper Virat Kohli (2) completed the formalities in the end.

Cricket experts on Twitter lauded the Indian team for their clinical display, which still keeps them in contention for a semi-final spot.

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