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We keep proving to ourselves that we are capable – Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer

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Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer hailed the “togetherness” in his team and said that the fightback staged by their lower order in their T20 World Cup opener against Bangladesh shows that they can win matches from any position. Scotland started their campaign in Oman with a stunning six-run win over Bangladesh.

Scotland managed to defend a target of 141. While it may have been a low target, they did well to reach 140.9 as they were 53/6 in the 12th over. “Credit to the Bangladesh bowlers, they showed high class skills. They did blow us away a bit. But you can’t count any team out in T20s. We had a lot of belief in our batting depth, we do feel we can all hit the ball a long way. (Chris) Greaves and (Mark) Watt showed it.”

Greaves and Watt put up a partnership of 51 off 34 balls for the seventh wicket which brought Scotland back into the game. Greaves, who scored 45 off 28 balls, went on to take two wickets as well.

“It (lower order fightback) just shows that we can win a game from any position. We fought back with some great knocks and this is a great confidence builder. We understand that we have to play extremely well to beat sides,” said Coetzer.

“We’ll do what we do after winning games, and maybe de-brief at some point tomorrow. Huge togetherness amongst our crowd. That’s one of the most important things that we need when we want to get across the line under pressure. Everyone backs each other. Really proud of the guys. We continually keep proving to ourselves that we’re capable,” he said.

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