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T20 World Cup: N Zealand beats Scotland

DUBAI: Martin Guptill hit 93 and became only the second man to pass 3,000 Twenty20 International runs as New Zealand defeated Scotland by 16 runs at the T20 World Cup on Wednesday.

New Zealand made 172-5 before Scotland battled to a respectable 156-5 off their 20 overs.
The Kiwis’ second win in three matches in the Super 12 stage kept them on course for the semi-finals.

Pakistan have already reached the last four from Group 1 leaving New Zealand, Afghanistan and India to fight for the last qualifying spot.

New Zealand v Scotland T20 World Cup scoreboard

New Zealand
M. Guptill c MacLeod b Wheal 93
D. Mitchell lbw b Sharif 13
K. Williamson c Cross b Sharif 0
D. Conway c Cross b Watt 1
G. Phillips c Greaves b Wheal 33
J. Neesham not out 10
M. Santner not out 2
Extras (lb5, w15) 20
Total (20 overs; 5 wickets) 172
Did not bat: Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Mitchell), 2-35 (Williamson), 3-52 (Conway), 4-157 (Phillips), 5-157 (Guptill)
Bowling: Wheal 4-0-40-2 (2w), Sharif 4-0-28-2 (3w), Evans 4-0-48-0 (4w), Watt 4-0-13-1 (1w), Greaves 3-0-26-0, Leask 1-0-12-0

G. Munsey c Southee b Sodhi 22
K. Coetzer c Southee b Boult 17
M. Cross b Southee 27
R. Berrington c Conway b Sodhi 20
C. MacLeod b Boult 12
M. Leask not out 42
C. Greaves not out 8
Extras (lb2, w6) 8
Total (20 overs; 5 wickets) 156
Did not bat: Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Brad Wheal
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Coetzer), 2-66 (Munsey), 3-76 (Cross), 4-102 (MacLeod), 5-106 (Berrington)
Bowling: Boult 4-0-29-2, Southee 4-0-24-1 (5w), Milne 4-1-36-0, Santner 4-0-23-0, Sodhi 4-0-42-2 (1w)

Toss: Scotland
Result: New Zealand won by 16 runs

Umpires: Ahsan Raza (BAN) and Marais Erasmus (RSA)
TV Umpire: Nitin Menon (IND)
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND) | YouTube Channel

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