Dubai | Jagran Sports Desk: India on Friday registered the fastest team fifty of the ongoing ICC men's T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli-led side achieved the feat against Scotland in the Group 2 match of Super 12 stage of the ongoing ICC men's T20 World Cup here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Chasing the modest total of 86, India reached the 50 run mark in just four overs and registered a handsome eight wickets win. 

India needed to chase the target in 7.1 overs to better their net-run rate from Afghanistan but the Virat Kohli-led side did the needful in 6.3 overs. Rahul and Rohit kept smashing boundaries as India raced to 70 in the five overs.

However, Bradley Wheal removed Rohit on 30 but India kept inching closer to a thumping win.

In the end, India chased down the target in just 6.3 overs, minutes after losing the wicket of Rahul.

Earlier, put in to bat first, Scotland got off to a bad start as they lost two wickets inside the powerplay. The side never really recovered as India starred with the bowl as Scotland was restricted to 85/10 in the Group 2 match.

For Scotland, George Munsey and Michael Leask played the innings of 24 and 21 as no batter of their side crossed the 30-run mark.

The entire match lasted a mere 24.1 overs as India first skittled Scotland for 85 in 17.4 overs and then batted for another 6.3 overs to knock off the runs, taking the net run-rate to +1.619, which is now best among all six teams, even better than top-placed Pakistan (+1.065).

To surpass Afghanistan's current Net Run-Rate of +1.481, India needed to score the required runs in 7.1 overs and KL Rahul (50 off 19 balls) and Rohit Sharma (30 off 16 balls) added 70 in five overs to make sure that they achieve it in style.

India will face Namibia on November 8 in the last match of the Super 12 stage of the ongoing T20 World Cup.

(With Agency Inputs)

Posted By: Ashita Singh