MUSCAT: Chris Greaves starred with bat and ball as Scotland shocked Bangladesh with a six-run win on Sunday’s opening day of the Twenty20 World Cup.

Greaves’ 28-ball 45 guided Scotland to 140-9 and he then took two key wickets with his leg spin to keep down Bangladesh to 134-7 in the second first-round Group ‘B’ match of the day at the Al-Amerat Cricket Ground in Muscat.

Greaves, who had earlier rescued Scotland from 53-6 with his batting, sent back star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, for 20, and senior batter Mushfiqur Rahim, for 38 to dent Bangladesh’s chase.

Pace bowler Brad Wheal returned figures of 3-24 as world number six Bangladesh suffered an early setback in their fight to make the Super 12 stage.

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