The 2021 ICC T20 World Cup saw a thrilling match between Scotland and New Zealand, with the latter emerging victorious. New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs, with a great batting and bowling performance. This was an exciting match and a great start to the tournament.
NZ vs SCO T20 World Cup 2021
The match between New Zealand and Scotland was the first match of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. It took place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India on 18th March 2021. Both teams were eager to start their tournament on a positive note and put up a good show.
New Zealand Beat Scotland
New Zealand won the match by 16 runs, with a brilliant batting and bowling performance. Scotland won the toss and elected to field first. New Zealand posted a total of 183/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Scotland, in response, could only manage 167/8 in their 20 overs.
New Zealand got off to a good start with openers Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert putting up a 49-run partnership. The middle order batsmen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips and James Neesham, all chipped in with valuable runs. Neesham was the star of New Zealand’s batting, scoring a quickfire 51 off just 22 balls.
Scotland’s Batting Performance
Scotland’s batting performance was lacklustre. Openers Kyle Coetzer and George Munsey put up a good fight and scored a 56-run partnership, but the middle order batsmen failed to capitalise on their start. They were bowled out for 167 in the 19th over.
New Zealand’s Batting Performance
New Zealand’s bowling performance was outstanding. Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Scott Kuggeleijn were the pick of the bowlers. Southee was the most economical, picking up 3 wickets for just 15 runs in his 4 overs. Ish Sodhi and Scott Kuggeleijn also picked up 2 wickets each.
In the end, New Zealand won the match by 16 runs. This was an impressive start to the tournament for New Zealand and they will look to carry this momentum into their next match.
The 2021 ICC T20 World Cup has kicked off with a thrilling match between New Zealand and Scotland. New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs, with a great batting and bowling performance. This was an exciting match and a great start to the tournament.