Bangladesh v Scotland, only Twenty20, The Hague July 25, 2012

We set sights on beating a Full Member - Peter Steindl

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Scotland coach Peter Steindl has said his young team is capable of challenging more higher-ranked sides after they secured their first win against a Full Member nation by beating Bangladesh in a Twenty20 international at The Hague. Steindl praised the composure and shot selection of Richie Berrington, who scored his maiden international century to lead Scotland to a 34-run victory.

"We've set our sights at beating a Full Member and we haven't done that in a bonafide international before, either ODI or T20 internationals," Steindl told BBC Scotland. "We know we are capable of challenging teams that are above us.

"We had a polished performance, we worked hard and got that result we were looking for. We've got a young team who are hungry for success but realise we have a long way to go."

Berrington, a 25-year old batsman who was born in Pretoria in South Africa, was the only player to score more than 20 for Scotland after they chose to bat. He was firm at one end, striking five sixes and ten fours in his 100 off 58 balls, the seventh hundred in Twenty20 internationals. He was dismissed in the 19th over and Scotland's score of 162 proved too much for Bangladesh to chase.

"That was an outstanding knock by Richie," Steindl said. "He's had a couple of really good knocks for Scotland over the last two years, but today the composure that he had, his shot selection and decision making was outstanding and he deserved to get a hundred. But Richie would say himself that it was made even more special by the result."

Berrington concurred. "I am absolutely delighted to get my 100, my first in T20 cricket for Scotland," he said. "But it was an absolutely fantastic team performance. We haven't had the greatest month or so, we haven't had a lot of cricket and we've had a few disappointing results in the CB40 [England's domestic one-day competition]. And Bangladesh are a very dangerous side with some top-quality players.

"It has been one of our goals for a year or two and we had great belief going into today's game that we could do it."

Scotland travel to Cardiff to play Glamorgan in the CB40 on Sunday and Berrington was keen to build on the success against Bangladesh.

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  • POSTED BY Afridynamite on | July 28, 2012, 2:24 GMT

    Bangladesh is not really a full member, they lose to Associates regularly and on top of that they complained about the Asia cup finals

  • POSTED BY DarindaUK on | July 26, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    Just to remind all that Neitherlands beat England in T20 World Cup 2009

  • POSTED BY b3ngal on | July 26, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    from a bangladeshi fan.....congratz Scotland... Happy for you guys... I always considered ireland to be the one to have the potential to beat bangladesh... but now we will pay attention to scotland too:D

  • POSTED BY on | July 26, 2012, 1:41 GMT

    Just one simple tought here. Why don't they combine all the "weak" european nations except for england together and come up with a team. Like the windies did.

  • POSTED BY Shafin1987 on | July 25, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    Very happy to see an associate member of ICC has beaten us.........I m not disappointed........bcoz we were like scotland,,,ireland,,,netherland just 13 years ago..........so hope there success...........we need more cricketing nation to put up some good show in front of us like scotland did.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 18:15 GMT

    Well played scotland. Great performance of Berrington. Bd should take a lesson and make their homework before playing their next match. But never loose heart , T20 is a funny game, anything may happen,

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 18:01 GMT

    Though Scotland deserved the win, I think they are getting a bit carried away with full membership status just because they beat Bangladesh who are one of the weakest of the elite 10 in a T20 match. If Scotland has such high hopes then they should play and beat Bangladesh in an ODI sometime then you can start talking. T20 is just T20 considering it has more to do with" luck and risks" and anything can happen in a given situation within that format.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | July 25, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Congratulations Scotland from a Bangladeshi fan. Even though I am disappointed in BD performance, I am happy for you guys. Berrington was a one man wrecking crew. Hopefully we will have more teams playing T-20 and One day international and gradually Tests.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | July 25, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Fans 4m anywhere must appreciate Richie. In fact BD team & fans have to praise him. His innings is not only best 4 his team but one of the best in T20I history. I hope he'll continue his form & win a County contract in upcoming County seasons.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    so now we will hear people screaming bangladesh test status to be replaced with scotlands atleast its something different i was tired of hearing about ireland. realisticly tho none of theses associates will get full status within the next 10 years they simply aren't able to attract their people into watching cricket.

  • POSTED BY Afridynamite on | July 28, 2012, 2:24 GMT

    Bangladesh is not really a full member, they lose to Associates regularly and on top of that they complained about the Asia cup finals

  • POSTED BY DarindaUK on | July 26, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    Just to remind all that Neitherlands beat England in T20 World Cup 2009

  • POSTED BY b3ngal on | July 26, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    from a bangladeshi fan.....congratz Scotland... Happy for you guys... I always considered ireland to be the one to have the potential to beat bangladesh... but now we will pay attention to scotland too:D

  • POSTED BY on | July 26, 2012, 1:41 GMT

    Just one simple tought here. Why don't they combine all the "weak" european nations except for england together and come up with a team. Like the windies did.

  • POSTED BY Shafin1987 on | July 25, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    Very happy to see an associate member of ICC has beaten us.........I m not disappointed........bcoz we were like scotland,,,ireland,,,netherland just 13 years ago..........so hope there success...........we need more cricketing nation to put up some good show in front of us like scotland did.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 18:15 GMT

    Well played scotland. Great performance of Berrington. Bd should take a lesson and make their homework before playing their next match. But never loose heart , T20 is a funny game, anything may happen,

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 18:01 GMT

    Though Scotland deserved the win, I think they are getting a bit carried away with full membership status just because they beat Bangladesh who are one of the weakest of the elite 10 in a T20 match. If Scotland has such high hopes then they should play and beat Bangladesh in an ODI sometime then you can start talking. T20 is just T20 considering it has more to do with" luck and risks" and anything can happen in a given situation within that format.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | July 25, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Congratulations Scotland from a Bangladeshi fan. Even though I am disappointed in BD performance, I am happy for you guys. Berrington was a one man wrecking crew. Hopefully we will have more teams playing T-20 and One day international and gradually Tests.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | July 25, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Fans 4m anywhere must appreciate Richie. In fact BD team & fans have to praise him. His innings is not only best 4 his team but one of the best in T20I history. I hope he'll continue his form & win a County contract in upcoming County seasons.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    so now we will hear people screaming bangladesh test status to be replaced with scotlands atleast its something different i was tired of hearing about ireland. realisticly tho none of theses associates will get full status within the next 10 years they simply aren't able to attract their people into watching cricket.

  • POSTED BY k4zz on | July 25, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    Good on the Scots they took their opportunity when it came to them. They don't really have chances to play against full member sides, which should be addressed as t20 needs to be more global rather than just 10 teams. People may criticize BD for the loss but they need to praise the Scots for winning the match first putting a competitive score with a superb innings from Berrington and then grabbing wickets in regular intervals. Hopefully other full member sides will play against the associates, as one advantage the associates probably do have is that full members don't no much about their players. And as this match showed one player can be the difference between winning and losing.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    Good Work Berrington, This match happended just after Bangladesh Climbed to Top 4 in ICC T20 Rankings,

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Good Show by Scotland. Hope, you Guys reserve a slots in the upcoming 2014 T20 World Cup & 2015 World Cup.

  • POSTED BY rony1008 on | July 25, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    Well played Berrington and Scotland. Scots, along with other teams such as Ireland, Netherlands should be playing more T20s. World need more good T20 teams and we will have a true globalization of cricket.

  • POSTED BY Creggar on | July 25, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    To be fair, although he was born in SA he grew up in Scotland and learnt all his cricket in Scotland. He's not a plastic passporter like all the "Dutch" south africans and aussies.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    bangladesh played bad... they are playing well some days.. but bad luck to bangladesh

  • POSTED BY frozendilemma on | July 25, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    that was an amazing performance from Berrington...It was pretty much a one man show as the other top scorer from Scotland only scored 19...He single-handedly destroyed Bangladesh`s bowling attack...Good result for Associates ...

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  • POSTED BY frozendilemma on | July 25, 2012, 8:18 GMT

    that was an amazing performance from Berrington...It was pretty much a one man show as the other top scorer from Scotland only scored 19...He single-handedly destroyed Bangladesh`s bowling attack...Good result for Associates ...

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    bangladesh played bad... they are playing well some days.. but bad luck to bangladesh

  • POSTED BY Creggar on | July 25, 2012, 11:09 GMT

    To be fair, although he was born in SA he grew up in Scotland and learnt all his cricket in Scotland. He's not a plastic passporter like all the "Dutch" south africans and aussies.

  • POSTED BY rony1008 on | July 25, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    Well played Berrington and Scotland. Scots, along with other teams such as Ireland, Netherlands should be playing more T20s. World need more good T20 teams and we will have a true globalization of cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 11:19 GMT

    Good Show by Scotland. Hope, you Guys reserve a slots in the upcoming 2014 T20 World Cup & 2015 World Cup.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    Good Work Berrington, This match happended just after Bangladesh Climbed to Top 4 in ICC T20 Rankings,

  • POSTED BY k4zz on | July 25, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    Good on the Scots they took their opportunity when it came to them. They don't really have chances to play against full member sides, which should be addressed as t20 needs to be more global rather than just 10 teams. People may criticize BD for the loss but they need to praise the Scots for winning the match first putting a competitive score with a superb innings from Berrington and then grabbing wickets in regular intervals. Hopefully other full member sides will play against the associates, as one advantage the associates probably do have is that full members don't no much about their players. And as this match showed one player can be the difference between winning and losing.

  • POSTED BY on | July 25, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    so now we will hear people screaming bangladesh test status to be replaced with scotlands atleast its something different i was tired of hearing about ireland. realisticly tho none of theses associates will get full status within the next 10 years they simply aren't able to attract their people into watching cricket.

  • POSTED BY M_Rakibul_Islam on | July 25, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Fans 4m anywhere must appreciate Richie. In fact BD team & fans have to praise him. His innings is not only best 4 his team but one of the best in T20I history. I hope he'll continue his form & win a County contract in upcoming County seasons.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | July 25, 2012, 15:12 GMT

    Congratulations Scotland from a Bangladeshi fan. Even though I am disappointed in BD performance, I am happy for you guys. Berrington was a one man wrecking crew. Hopefully we will have more teams playing T-20 and One day international and gradually Tests.