New Zealand vs Scotland T20I Highlights | Visitors plundered their best T20I total - including 18 sixes - and crushed Scotland by 102 runs in New Zealand vs Scotland T20I
New Zealand vs Scotland T20I 2022 | New Zealand tour of Scotland 2-match T20 international series of the 2nd T20I match played between New Zealand and Scotland at Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh on 29th July 2022.
After a short turnaround, we have reached the series decider at the Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh. After a damning loss in the first T20I, Scotland has their work cut out to try and level this series in order to share the spoils.
New Zealand will look to whitewash this two-match series after winning all three T20I games against Ireland recently. Rohit Sharma overtook Martin Guptill as the top scorer in T20I in the last game and along with the rest of the batters, will be looking to continue his preparations for the T20 World Cup.
Finn Allenis still early in his cricketing career and will be excited for this chance to play at the highest level. He scored his maiden T20I century in the first game and what is impressive is the strike rate of almost 180 that he has maintained in the 10 games he has played so far for New Zealand.
Ish Sodhi matched his best career figures in T20I taking four wickets for 28 runs just as he had done against Australia in 2021. With three spinners in their lineup and all performing well, New Zealand has some good problems heading to the T20 World Cup.
Scotland played their first T20I since the T20 World Cup last year and did look a bit rusty.
George Munsey and Calum MacLeod did get off to good starts but could not capitalize. They could prove to be devastating if they do get going and Scotland will be hoping they hit form before their World Cup assignment.
Their spinners were decent but will be hoping to control the middle session of the game by taking more wickets. The weather was wonderful in the first game but it is always difficult to predict the weather in that region. There is a possibility of rain but we hope that it stays away. The pitch was an absolute belter to bat on and with a quick outfield, runs should flow quite freely.
New Zealand is definitely the favourite to clinch this series but the T20 format is full of surprises. The worst you can do is underestimate an opponent and they will vary of the firepower Scotland possesses.
Scotland has been humbled again. They just were never in the game as New Zealand handed them a shellacking.
Mitch Santner’s words,
To get that many runs were special. Credit to guys for being aggressive from ball one. Different guys have stepped up at different times.
We have had guys coming in and going for it from ball one. Chapman is a quality player. Rippon did a pretty good play.
Richie Berrington expressed,
Disappointing today. We knew it was a good batting surface. At this level, you can’t miss opportunities. Credit to New Zealand. Few things we know we can work on.
We didn’t put New Zealand under pressure. We will take a stock of where we are. At times we did get it right. At this level, there is not much room for making errors. We need to reflect on these two games.
Just happy to be out there and be contributing. We pride ourselves on running hard and hitting gaps. We talked about the mindset of taking the game on.
Highlights of 2nd New Zealand vs Scotland T20I 2022
Mark Chapman’s 44-ball 83, Michael Bracewell’s maiden blazing half-century, and James Neesham’s all-round display set up New Zealand’s record 102-run victory over Scotland and clinch their first 2-0 series whitewash against Scotland in a one-sided game of the second T20I.
New Zealand’s 254 was their highest score ever in T20 international cricket history, previous highest was 243 against West Indies at Mount Maunganui in 2018 and the eighth highest total in T20Is.
New Zealand scored 254-5 in 20 overs with top scorer Mark Chapman hammering an 83 off 44-balls.
Michael Bracewell blasted an unbeaten 61 off 25-balls including 8-fours & 3-sixes with a strike rate of 244, Daryl Mitchell cracked a 31 off 19-balls including 3-fours with a strike rate of 163.15.
Dane Cleaver hammered 28 off 16-balls including 4-fours & a six with a strike rate of 175 and James Neesham blasted 28 off 12-balls including 3-sixes & a four with a strike rate of 233.33.
Scotland’s best bowler Gavin Main takes 2 wickets, Chris Greaves, Hamza Tahir and Alasdair Evans each took one wicket.
New Zealand’s best bowlers by James Neesham, and Micheal Rippon both took 2-wickets, Micheal Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ben Sears, and Ish Sodhi each took one wicket.
Mark Chapman was named Player of the match for his quick-fire batting performance to smash a career-best 83-runs knocked off facing 44-balls including 7-sixes & 4-fours with a strike rate of 188.63.
New Zealand WINS by 102 runs!