India vs Scotland HighlightsThat's all from our Live Blog of India vs Scotland Super 12 match from Dubai, I was your host Aditya K Halder, who took you through the minute-to-minute action of the crucial Group 2 match. India were right on the money on the night as they made a light work of Scotland by bundling them out for 85. Man of the match Jadeja starred for India with a spell of 3/15 before KL Rahul's 18-ball 50 took India to the target in 6.3 overs. The massive win takes India third in the points table as they surpass Afghanistan on net run rate.
Winning with most balls to spare in T20 World Cups
90 SL v Net Chittagong 2014
82 Aus v Ban Dubai 2021
81 Ind v Sco Dubai 2021 *
77 SL v Net Sharjah 2021
74 NZ v Ken Durban 2007
70 Eng v WI Dubai 2021
9:54 PM Ravindra Jadeja is adjudged Player of the Match for a brilliant spell of 3/15.
India 89/2 in 6.3 overs Suryakumar Yadav finish off the game in style with a straight six off his second ball of the innings.
India 82/2 in 6 overs Rahul fails to finish off the game as his shot lacked the power to clear the long-on boundary. Watt picks his firs wicket of the night
India 81/1 in 5.4 overs Rahul slams a boundary and a six in the over off Watt to reach his 50 in just 18 balls. India just five runs away from win. This was the second fastest 50 by an Indian batter in the World Cup behind Yuvraj Singh's 12-ball blitzkrieg against England in inaugural edition.
India 70/1 in 5 overs Rahul and Rohit were playing musical chairs of boundaries (a six and two boundaries) before Wheal earned Scotland a consolatory wicket.
India 53/0 in 4 overs Rohit welcomes Safyaan Sharif with a six and two boundaries in the over as Indian openers make light work of Scottish bowling.
India 39/0 in 3 overs It's one-way traffic now Rahul started off the third over with a four and a six off the first delivery while Rohit added another boundary later in the over.
India 23/0 in 2 overs Rahul sprays three boundaries all over the leg region to give India the start they wanted for win. Remember a win in 7.1 overs will put India ahead of Afghanistan.
India 8/0 in 1 over Rohit Sharma starts India chase with a boundary over deep square leg off Mark Watt.
9:08 PM Some interesting facts from Dubai
India need to chase this down in:
-- 11.2 overs to get their NRR to +1.000
-- 8.5 overs to go past New Zealand's NRR
-- 7.1 overs to go past Afghanistan's NRR
* if they score exactly 86
INNINGS BREAK That was a complete performance from Indian bowlers as both pacers and spinners delivered on the night. Jadeja and Shami finished with an identical spell of 3/15. Jadeja deserves more credit as he delivered three wickets in the middle overs to break Scotland backbone after Bumrah and Shami and Bumrah provided two wickets in the powerplay. Now it's vital for India to close out the match as soon as possible if they want to remain their slim hopes of qualifying for the semis alive.
Scotland 85/10 in 17.4 overs Bumrah bowled Mark Watt with a full delivery as the southpaw moved to his left with the aim to play a scoop shot.
Scotland 81/9 in 16.3 overs CLEAN BOWLED! Shami castles Alasdair Evans! Indian bowlers are making a light work of Scotland.
Scotland 81/8 in 16.2 overs OUT! Ishan Kishan runs out newly-in Safyaan Sharif; that's two wickets in two balls.
Scotland 81/7 in 16.1 overs Shami to MacLeod, Bowled! Full and straight at good pace, MacLeod plays across the line of it, misses, and it smashes into the stumps.
Scotland 81/6 in 16 overs A good over from Scotland's perspective as Ashwin concedes 11 runs in it; including a boundary off the first ball.
Scotland 70/6 in 15 overs Jadeja completes his charismatic spell at 3/15; did concede a boundary in the over to Mark Watt.
Scotland 63/6 in 13.4 overs OUT! Ashwin finally picks his first wicket of the night. Chris Greaves (1) is the sixth wicket to fall on the night as he fails to get under the carrom ball; miscuing it to Hardik Pandya at long-on.
Scotland 61/5 in 13 overs Bumrah with another tidy over; just a run off it.
Scotland 60/5 in 12 overs Jadeja completes his third over with his spell so far reading an impressive 3/9.
Scotland 58/5 in 11.2 overs This is certainly Jadeja's night as he punishes Leask for trying a sweep shot off his slider; impacting plumb in front of middle stump.
Scotland 57/4 in 11 overs Leask smashes Shami for a six and a boundary in the over. The Scotland innings is gaining momentum again.
Scotland 44/4 in 10 overs Leask finds that much-needed boundary over the cow corner as Varun Chakravarthy completes his third over.
Scotland 36/4 in 9 overs Leask and MacLeod look to rebuild Scottish innings as they take four singles in the over bowled by Jadeja.
Scotland 32/4 in 8 overs With two new batters in Michael Leask and Callum MacLeod on the crease, Ashwin gives away just three runs in his 2nd over.
Scotland 29/4 in 7 overs OUT! Scotland in all sorts of trouble as Jadeja hands twin blow to the European side in the over. Their weakness against spinners is certainly exposed as Cross (2) was late on the back foot to deal with quick delivery; hitting him plum on the pads. The batter took a review but was to no avail as umpire was asked to retain his decision.
Scotland 28/3 in 6.2 overs Berrington departs for a duck as Jadeja takes his middle stump as the batter expected the ball to move.
Scotland 27/2 in 6 overs That's a maiden over with a wicket for Shami as newly-in Richie Berrington was largely clueless against the pacer.
Scotland 27/2 in 5.2 overs OUT! And that's the big wicket of Munsey (24). It's Shami who gets rid of the southpaw. Slower ball does the trick again as Munsey it straight to Hardik Pandya at mid-on.
Scotland 27/1 in 5 overs Chakravarthy changes ends and gives away just 2 runs in the over. The spinner is still in the hunt for his 1st wicket in the tournament.
Scotland 25/1 in 4 overs Munsey is quickly becoming the dangerman. The southpaw welcomes R Ashwin with three consecutive boundaries; two of them reverse sweeps over the third man region.
Scotland 13/1 in 3 overs Matthew Cross joins Munsey in the middle; cautiously sees off rest of the over.
Scotland 13/1 in 2.3 overs OUT! Bumrah castles Coetzer (1), who was standing deep in the crease. It is a cleverly delivered slow by Bumrah and the right-handed opener fails to read it.
Scotland 8/0 in 1 over A last-ball six by George Munsey over deep square leg distorts what was an interesting 1st over by Bumrah. The pacer tried to find the blackhole but misses the length; Munsey whips it using the wrist.
7:29 PM Indian team is out on the field while George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer start the innings for Scotland. They take the knee in support of Black Lives Matter movement before the match begins
7:23 PM Both teams are out for the national anthem. Scotland's anthem is being played first as India are the official host of the tournament.
7:07 PM Let's take a look at the playing XI of both sides.
Scotland (Playing XI): George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer(c), Matthew Cross(w), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal
7:05 PM India win toss; opt to bowl first. Virat Kohli decides to play three spinners for the match as Varun Chakravarthy returns in the line-up for pacer Shardul Thakur. The other two spinners are Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin.
6:50 PM We are 10 minutes away from the crucial Toss and Kohli would hope to win after the coin failed to land in his favour on all three previous matches.
Their fate is still not in their own hands, India will again go for broke when they resume their battle for survival in the T20 World Cup in another must-win contest, against Scotland, here on Friday. Coming two days after the thrashing of Afghanistan, Scotland, for all their spunk and spirit in the T20 showpiece, provides their fancied opponents another great platform to win it big and boost their net run-rate while hoping that other results go their way.
Despite the annihilation of Afghanistan, India's semifinal prospects remain hanging in the balance thanks to the back-to-back drubbing against Pakistan and New Zealand inside eight days of the tournament proper.
India Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Ravichandran Ashwin
Scotland Kyle Coetzer (c), Richie Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Bradley Wheal.