Chris Greaves shone with both bat and ball as Scotland stunned Bangladesh by six runs in the second match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday.
After being asked to bat first by Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah, Scotland got off to a poor start by losing skipper Kyle Coetzer bowled by Mohammad Saifuddin for a duck.
The pair of George Munsey along with Matthew Cross added 40 runs for the second wicket before the latter was trapped leg before wicket by Mahedi Hasan for 11.
Munsey look good in his innings of 29 before he perished to Hasan in the same over. Shakib Al Hasan claimed wickets of Richie Berrington and Michael Leask in succession leaving Scotland reeling at 52/5.
Greaves rescued Scotland from a precarious position and smashed a quickfire 28 ball-45 to take his side to a competitive total of 140/9 in their allotted 20 overs.
For Bangladesh Mahedi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/19, while Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib claimed 2 wickets each.
Chasing 141, Bangladesh suffered an early jolt as they lost both Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das to Josh Davey and Brad Wheal respectively.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim resurrected the innings with a 47 run stand for the third wicket before the former failed to clear the midwicket boundary and was caught by MacLeod for 20.
Greaves then claimed the prize scalp of the well set Mushfiqur Rahim (38) bowled while attempting an premeditated scoop.
Afif Hossain scored a 12 ball-18 before perishing to Mark Watt caught at midwicket boundary.
With 32 needed off 12 balls, skipper Mahmudullah and Mahedi Hasan tried their best but failed to take their side past the finishing line, as the Bangla Tigers went down by 6 runs.
Brad Wheal was Scotland’s best bowler with figures of 3/24, while Chris Greaves ended up with 2 wickets.