India finds itself in a tricky position with regards to their semifinal qualification in the T20 World Cup is concerned. While the Virat Kohli-led side was termed as one of the favourites to lift the trophy, back-to-back defeats in their opening two matches against Pakistan and New Zealand have pushed them on the verge of elimination in the Super 12 Round itself.
For the Men in Blue to now qualify for the semis, they not only need to win their remaining matches but also depend on the result of a few other matches to go their way. Scotland were very much aware of this when they were on the field against New Zealand and after they had taken three early wickets of the BlackCaps, they sensed an opportunity to beat the Kiwis.
It was during this time of the innings that while motivating bowler Chris Greaves, Scotland's wicketkeeper Matthew Cross chirped. "You’ve got the whole of India behind you here," outlining the fact that the Indian team supporters would be cheering for them in that game since it would help India's semifinal equation.
The video was even shared by the ICC on their social media page.
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Talking about the match, New Zealand survived a bit of a scare from the Scottish side and eventually emerged victorious by 16 runs. After losing three early wickets, the Kiwis managed to post 172, thanks to a masterclass of an innings from Martin Guptill as he scored 93 runs from 56 balls. The right-handed batter's innings included 6 fours and 7 sixes and bailed the Kiwis out of a bit of trouble.
Later Scotland even got off to a great start with the bat but lost the plot in the middle overs and ended up 16 runs short.
"We didn't have a great start. It wasn't a rescue mission, but Glenn and I had to assess. I have played a lot of cricket with him, and we have put up a lot of partnerships for Auckland. A few missed balls and we were able to get them away and get some momentum," Guptill said upon receiving the Player of the Match award.