Pakistan defeated Scotland by 84 runs in the second T20 International played in Edinburgh, defeating Scotland by 2-0 on the two-match T20 series.
Pakistan first scored 166/6 in batting, in response to Scotland’s team collapsing on 82 runs in the 15th over. Usman Khan was adjudged Man of the Match for taking two wickets with just four runs.
Pakistan decided to bat first before winning the toss and Fakhar Zaman (33) added a 60-run first wicket partnership with Ahmed Shahzad (22) to give the team a good start. However, after this Scotland made a great comeback and Pakistan‘s score in 14 overs was 98/5.
Shoaib Malik (22 balls, 49 *, 5 sixes) played a furious knock and shared a 54-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Shadab Khan (17). Michael Leask scored three, Chris Soul took 2 and Mark Watt took one wicket from Scotland.
In response, the start of Scotland was poor, and after that, the hosts could never recover. In the nine overs, the score was 50 for 5, and that is why the Scotland team could not even score a score of 100. Scotland’s last 6 wickets fell just under 6 runs and in 14.4 overs the whole team was out for 82 runs.
Faheem Ashraf took three, Usman Khan and Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz took one wicket each. Calum MacLeod top scored with 25 and Richie Barrington scored 20 runs off Scotland. Scotland’s eight batsmen could not cross the tenth position
The Scotland team will now take part in the ongoing tri-series in the Netherlands, while Pakistan‘s team will go to Zimbabwe in July, in addition to the T20 triangular series against Zimbabwe and Australia, and also play five-match ODI series against the hosts.
Pakistan: 166/6 (Shoaib Malik 49 *, Michael Leask 3/31)
Scotland: 82 (Callum McLeod 25, Fahim Ashraf 3/5, Usman Khan 2/4)