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T20 World Cup | Pakistan Beat Scotland By 72 Runs, Pakistan's Fifth Consecutive Victory In T20 World Cup

Pakistan defeated Scotland by 72 runs in their last group match in the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat against Scotland.

Pakistan scored 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs thanks to the brilliant batting of captain Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik. 

In pursuit of the 190-run target, the Scottish team scored 117 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

Pakistan's innings

Pakistan scored 189 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs thanks to the brilliant batting of captain Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik.

Pakistan's first wicket fell at 35 when Mohammad Rizwan was dismissed for 15 runs.

Muhammad Rizwan broke Chris Gayle's record

Pakistan's right-handed batsman Mohammad Rizwan became the highest-scoring T20I player in a calendar year, ahead of Chris Gayle's 2015 total of 1,665.

Gail broke the record by scoring the fifth run in the innings against Scotland.

When the total score of Pakistan team reached 59 runs, Fakhr Zaman was caught for 8 runs off 13 balls.

After losing 2 wickets, Mohammad Hafeez and captain Babar Azam formed a partnership of 53 runs but on a total score of 112, Mohammad Hafeez was dismissed for 31 runs. Besides, captain Babar Azam was dismissed for 66 runs.

Shoaib Malik became the fastest Pakistani to score a half-century in T20 Internationals

Shoaib Malik outscored the Scottish bowlers to make the fastest fifty for Pakistan in the T20 Internationals.

Batting brilliantly against Scotland, he made fifty off 18 balls and remained unbeaten on 54 runs.

His innings included six sixes and a four, besides Asif Ali remained unbeaten on 5 runs.

Scotland's innings

In pursuit of the 190-run target, Scotland's first wicket fell to 23 runs, Kyle Kotzer scored 9 runs and was bowled by Hassan Ali.

Richie Barrington stood out with 57 runs, no other Scottish batsman could match the Pakistani batsmen.

In pursuit of the 190-run target, the Scottish team scored 117 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.

For Pakistan, Shadab Khan took 2 wickets, besides Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Hassan Ali took one wicket each.

Shoaib Malik was awarded Man of the Match for his excellent batting.

It should be noted that Pakistan and New Zealand have already reached the semi-finals before Group 2.

According to the World Cup schedule, the first semi-final will be played on November 10 at 7 pm in Abu Dhabi while the second match will be played on November 11 at 7 pm in Dubai.

Depending on the format of the tournament, the first-placed team from Group 1 will play a semi-final match against the second-ranked team from Group 2, and the first-placed team from Group 2 will compete against the second-ranked team from Group 1.

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