Bangladesh v Scotland, only Twenty20, The Hague

We set sights on beating a Full Member - Peter Steindl

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 25, 2012

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Richie Berrington scored 67 in Scotland's chase, Italy v Scotland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Dubai, March 19, 2012
Richie Berrington scored Scotland's first Twenty20 international century (file photo) © ICC/Barry Chambers

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, 1:24 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, 11:42 GMT)

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

Posted by b3ngal on (July 26, 2012, 3:49 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, 0:41 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, 17:54 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 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, 17:15 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, 17:01 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, 14:12 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, 14:12 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, 13:25 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, 12:23 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, 12:18 GMT)

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

Posted by   on (July 25, 2012, 10:19 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, 10:15 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, 10:09 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, 9:02 GMT)

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

Posted by frozendilemma on (July 25, 2012, 7:18 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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