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Scotland win by 170 runs

Scotland vs Canada

ICC World Cup qualifying: Scotland progress after Calum MacLeod's century

Calum MacLeod: Hit a stunning 175 against Canada

Calum MacLeod hit a stunning 175 as Scotland beat Canada by 170 runs to advance to the Super Six stage of the ICC World Cup qualifying tournament in Christchurch.

MacLeod shared a second-wicket partnership of 144 with Matt Machan (68) and then put on 118 for the fourth with Freddie Coleman (40) as the Scots posted 341-9 in their 50 overs.

Hamza Tariq posted 71 in reply for Canada but they never looked like getting anywhere near the Scottish total as they were dismissed for 171.

Canada put Scotland in to bat and that decision looked a good one as Matty Cross fell for just four in the fifth over, caught by Raza-ur-Rehman off the bowling of Khurram Chohan.

That brought Machan to the crease and he supplied good support for MacLeod as the pair occupied the middle for 23 overs before the former fell to Nitish Kumar with Harvir Baidwan taking the catch.

Captain Preston Mommsen then scored just six to leave Scotland 189-3 but Coleman's arrival prompted another big partnership.

MacLeod and Coleman guided Scotland past 300 before the latter was caught by Ruvindu Gunasekera off the bowling of Jeremy Gordon and MacLeod then fell next ball.

The 25-year-old had compiled his total off just 141 balls with 14 fours and five sixes before Raza-ur-Rehman and Chohan combined once again to dismiss him.

Scotland then lost four cheap wickets in the last five overs as Chohan finished with 5-68 but the damage was already done.

Rob Taylor removed Gunasekera as he edged just the third ball of the day behind to Cross without a run scored.

Iain Wardlaw then saw off Zeeshan Siddiqi (seven) and Kumar (26) in three balls to leave Canada 38 for three and when Jimmy Hansra (two) fell to Taylor in the next over, the North Americans were in big trouble.

Tariq's half-century helped Canada continue to occupy the crease but no one could stay with him for long and he was the last man to fall, caught behind off Safyaan Sharif.

In the other Group A game, the United Arab Emirates beat Hong Kong by 22 runs with both sides through to the Super Six.

In Group B Kenya claimed a shock four-wicket victory over Holland to seal their place in the Super Six stage.

Wesley Barresi hit an unbeaten 137 as the Dutch reached 265-6 in their 50 overs but Kenya chased that down with 86 balls to spare.

Opener Irfan Karim hit 108 and Ragheb Aga ably supported him with 86 in a partnership of 148 as the Africans ended their opponents' World Cup hopes.

In the other Group B match, Papua New Guinea beat Namibia by eight wickets with both teams progressing to the Super Six.

Match Details

22nd Jan 2014
Canada won the toss and elected to bowl.
Hagley Oval
M Erasmus, P J Nero


Batsman R
R. Gunasekera c Cross b Taylor 0
N.R. Kumar lbw Wardlaw 26
Z.H. Siddiqui c Cross b Wardlaw 7
A.S. Hansra c Cross b Taylor 2
R. ur-Rehman run out (Cross) 16
T.C. Bastiampillai c Cross b Haq 11
H. Tariq c Cross b Sharif 71
J. Siddiqui c Cross b MacLeod 5
H.S. Baidwan run out (Cross) 1
K.R. Chohan lbw Sharif 9
J.O.A. Gordon Not out 0
Extras 19w, 4lb 23
Total All Out, 39.2 Overs 171
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
R.M.L. Taylor 9 0 47 2
I. Wardlaw 9 2 30 2
M.R.K. Haq 5 2 19 1
S. Sharif 8.2 2 23 2
R.D. Berrington 6 0 34 0
C.S. MacLeod 1 0 4 1
M.W. Machan 1 0 10 0
Full Bowling Card