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IND vs SCO: KL Rahul FASTEST Fifty in T20 World Cup 2021 – WATCH

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KL Rahul Fastest Fifty in T20 World Cup 2021: After losing two crucial games in a row against Pakistan and New Zealand, Team India have made an amazing comeback in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The Virat Kohli-led Indian team emerged victorious against Afghanistan and Scotland and most importantly by big margins.

Watch: KL Rahul FASTEST Fifty in T20 World Cup 2021

Indian opener KL Rahul has looked in a remarkable touch during the previous two games against Scotland and Afghanistan. After scoring a brilliant fifty in the match over Afghanistan, the right-hander once again continued to smash the Scotland bowlers all over the park at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Rahul smashed an incredible half-century that came off just 18 balls which is the fastest fifty in this ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. He played an excellent innings of 50 runs off only 19 balls that included 6 fours and 3 sixes.

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Indian captain Virat Kohli finally won a crucial toss on the occasion of his 33rd birthday and elected to bowl first. However, Scotland team never really got into a good position with the bat as the Indian bowling attack came up pretty much prepared and took wickets upfront in the powerplay. None of the Scotland batters were able to settle on the crease as except for George Munsey’s 24 runs and Michael Leask scoring 21, the rest of the batting line-up had a tough time. The Indian bowlers wrapped up the Scotland innings for just 85 runs as Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah also took two vital scalps.

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Team India were required to chase down the total of 86 runs in 7.1 overs in order to go ahead of Afghanistan’s Net Run-Rate (NRR). Thus, the Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul came out with an aggressive mindset and took the attack to the Scotland bowlers right from the opening over. Both the openers played some gorgeous strokes in almost all parts of the ground and scored 50 runs in only 3.5 overs which is also the highest for India in ICC T20 World Cup history. India also registered the highest powerplay score of 82 for 2 in this ongoing tournament and their T20I cricket history. Suryakumar Yadav finished things off with a brilliant six as India chased down the target in a matter of just 6.3 overs against Scotland.

Team India now have reached the third position on the points table with a positive NRR of 1.619 which is better than that of New Zealand and Afghanistan. However, the Indian team still have to defeat Namibia in their last group-stage game and most importantly, Afghanistan will have to beat New Zealand on 7 August for India to make it to the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021.

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.

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