T20 World Cup 2021: Can’t count any team out in T20s, says Scotland captain Coetzer

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Making
his
second
international
appearance,
31-year-old
Chris
Greaves
was
the
star
of
the
match
with
an
all-round
display
as
Scotland
beat
Bangladesh
by
6
runs
in
the
second
game
of
Round
1
at
the
Al
Amerat
Cricket
Ground
in
Oman.

Following
the
stunning
result,
Scotland
captain
Coetzer
said
it
would
be
a
mistake
to
take
any
team
lightly
in
the
shortest
format
of
the
game
and
also
spoke
highly
of
his
team’s
batting
depth.

ICC
T20
World
Cup
2021:
Chris
Greaves
steals
the
show
from
Shakib
Al
Hasan

“Credit
to
the
Bangladesh
bowlers,
they
showed
high
class
skills.
They
did
blow
us
away
a
bit.
But
you
can’t
count
any
team
out
in
T20s,
We
had
a
lot
of
belief
in
our
batting
depth,
we
do
feel
we
can
all
hit
the
ball
a
long
way.
Greaves
and
Watt
showed
it,”
Coetzer
said
after
the
match.

Put
in
to
bat,
Scotland
were
reeling
at
53/6
after
12
overs,
but
Greaves
and
Mark
Watt
led
the
fight
back
with
51-run
stand
for
the
7th
wicket
to
set
a
challenging
target
of
141
for
Bangladesh.

In
response,
Bangladesh
were
kept
at
bay
as
Scotland
bowled
brilliantly
to
increase
the
asking
rate
and
it
was
too
much
in
the
end
for
the
lower-order
batters,
who
could
take
the
score
only
to
134/7
in
their
20
overs.

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And
the
Scotland
skipper
said
his
team
did
really
well
in
the
field
despite
dew
in
the
second
half
of
the
match
and
added
his
team
will
continue
to
prove
they
are
capable.

“It
was
tricky,
there
was
plenty
of
dew.
I
felt
our
fielders
tackled
it
well
apart
from
myself,
all
credit
to
them.
It
(lower
order
fightback)
just
shows
that
we
can
win
a
game
from
any
position,”
Coetzer
said.

“We
fought
back
with
some
great
knocks
and
this
is
a
great
confidence
builder.
We
understand
that
we
have
to
play
extremely
well
to
beat
sides.
We
certainly
didn’t
play
to
our
full
potential
tonight
against
a
good
Bangladesh
side.

“We’ll
do
what
we
do
after
winning
games.
Everyone
backs
each
other.
Really
proud
of
the
guys.
We
continually
keep
proving
to
ourselves
that
we’re
capable.”

Player
of
the
Match
Greaves,
who
also
picked
up
two
wickets,
said
with
140
on
the
board
they
backed
themselves
to
cause
an
upset.

“We
were
in
a
tough
situation
obviously
and
it
doesn’t
always
go
that
way.
It
was
just
to
rebuild
the
innings
at
that
stage
and
see
where
we
could
go
from
there.
I
was
happy
to
be
that
person.
With
the
score
on
the
board,
you’ve
got
something
to
bowl
at.

“I
think
once
we
got
that
total
on
the
board
with
our
bowling
lineup,
we’ll
back
it.
It
was
a
great
great
game.
It
was
my
day
I
think
today.
It
will
be
many
other
days
that
any
one
of
us
in
that
squad
will
be
a
part
of.”

T20
World
Cup
2021:
Bangladesh
skipper
Mahmudullah
calls
for
introspection
after
defeat
to
Scotland

Greaves,
who
scored
45
off
28
balls
and
ended
with
figures
of
2
for
19,
said
he
was
happy
to
have
contributed
to
the
team’s
success.

“I’m
just
glad
I
could
contribute
in
the
way
I
did.
Incredible.
There’s
so
many
words.
Just
really
enjoying
it
and
taking
one
day
at
a
time.
Hopefully
many
more
days
like
this
to
come.”

Scotland
will
look
to
build
on
their
winning
start
when
they
next
face
Papua
New
Guinea
in
the
afternoon
game
on
Tuesday
(October
19)
at
the
Al
Amerat
Cricket
Ground
in
Oman.

(With
Agency
inputs)

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