T20 World Cup 2021: Social media rejoices as India demolishes Scotland within 7 overs to boost semis chances
India shocked the world by pulling off a quickfire chase against Scotland within seven overs and winning by eight wickets in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Consequently, social media expressed its delight.
Minnow Scotland was obliterated by former champion India in the Group 2 Super 12 tie of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup on Friday at the Dubai International Stadium. India secured an eight-wicket win within just seven overs, with 81 balls to spare. The success has allowed India to stay in contention for the semis and improved its net run rate by a sizable margin, as it now has the best NRR in the group, going past Afghanistan.
As far as India's chances for semis are now concerned, it still has to defeat minnow Namibia in its last Super 12 game in Dubai on Monday. However, it has to wait for New Zealand to dominate Afghanistan on Sunday in Abu Dhabi before that happens. If NZ loses, India's win over Namibia would be enough to see it through. However, if NZ wins, it is curtains for the Indians.
Meanwhile, the Indians celebrated the win on Friday against the Scots. Not just the players, but fans, former players and cricketing organisations rejoiced in this extensive win for India. They went to Twitter and other social media platforms to express their happiness, as we present some of the top tweets.
Birthday boy Virat Koli finally won the first toss of the tournament, as he opted to bowl. The Indian bowlers attacked the Scottish batters with the perfect line and length, as wickets kept tumbling regularly, with Scotland getting shot out for 85 by the 18th over. In reply, opener KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma went after the bowlers right from the start and nearly sealed the game within the Powerplay itself. It took seven overs to get the result, while India had 81 balls to spare.
Brief scores: Scotland 85 in 17.4 overs (Munsey- 24; Shami- 3/15, Jadeja- 3/15) lost to India 89/2 in 6.3 overs (Rahul- 50, Rohit- 30; Watt- 1/20) by eight wickets.