Celebrating Scottish cricketers disrupt Bangladesh news conference

Rendition of Flower of Scotland temporarily delays Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah speaking to media.

Scottish cricketers celebrating victory in their T20 World Cup opener against Bangladesh inadvertently disrupted a post-match news conference being held by their opponents.

Bangladesh T20 captain Mahmudullah was preparing to speak to the media in the Omani capital, Muscat, when he was interrupted by a rousing rendition of Flower of Scotland.

After a brief pause for the singing to die down, Mahmudullah resumed fielding questions from the media.

Cricket Scotland tweeted: “Sorry we will keep it down next time.”

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All-rounder Chris Greaves was the hero as Scotland got their T20 World Cup campaign off to a dream start with a six-run victory over highly-fancied Bangladesh in Muscat.

The 31-year-old Greaves, in only his second T20 international, top-scored in his side’s 140 for nine and then took two crucial wickets with his leg spin as Scotland held their nerve in a tense finish.

“We were in a tough situation obviously,” Greaves told Sky Sports. “It was a just (a case of) re-building the innings at that stage and see where we could go from there.

“It was unbelievable that I could be that person, to be a part of that is incredible.

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“It was my day I think. There will be many other days when any one of us in that squad can be a part of it. I’m just so glad I could contribute what I did.”

Put in to bat, Scotland were reeling at 53 for six in the 12th over before Greaves added 51 runs with Mark Watt, who struck 22 off 17 balls, to post a respectable total which proved enough to earn them a shock result.


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