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Scotland win by 3 wickets

Scotland vs Kenya

World Cup qualifying: Scotland beat Kenya to secure place at main event

Preston Mommsen: Top scored for Scotland with 78

Scotland booked their place at next year's World Cup as they sealed a nervy three-wicket win over Kenya in New Zealand.

Needing 261 for victory, Scotland were struggling at 169-6 before captain Preston Mommsen (78) and Rob Taylor (46no) pushed them to victory.

The pair put on 53 for the seventh wicket before Taylor, who scored his runs off 37 balls, saw his side over the line once his skipper had fallen.

Taylor hit a six off Nehemiah Odhiambo in the penultimate over before finishing the job with three balls to spare.

Matthew Cross also smashed 55 off 61 deliveries at the top of the order, while Richard Berrington also added a crucial 30 in the middle order.

Opener Alex Obanda was Kenya's top scorer with 89 as they were bowled out for 260 in exactly 50 overs.

Safyaan Sharif claimed two wickets for Scotland, while some superb fielding led to four run outs.


"I'm absolutely ecstatic, it was an incredible team performance," Mommsen said.

"We showed huge amounts of character and we are proud that we could deliver under that amount of pressure. It bodes well for the future.

"We've had a bit of an absence, so to get back in there is unbelievable. The dressing room is very, very happy to say the least.

"The guys at the end were unbelievable, they held their nerve, there was still a lot of work to do, and it was a massive team effort in the team. Some good partnerships won us the game."

Match Details

29th Jan 2014
Hagley Oval
P J Nero, V A Kulkarni


Batsman R
M.H. Cross lbw Ngoche 55
C.S. MacLeod c Karim b Asoyo 17
M.W. Machan c Asoyo b Aga 13
P.L. Mommsen c Patel b Migai 78
F.R.J. Coleman run out (Migai) 3
R.D. Berrington c&b Migai 30
M.A. Leask lbw Migai 5
R.M.L. Taylor Not out 46
S. Sharif Not out 10
Extras 1nb, 3w, 4
Total 49.3 Overs 261 - 7
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
N.N. Odhiambo 7 0 44 0
E.O. Asoyo 7 0 46 1
H.A. Varaiya 10 0 36 0
R.G. Aga 7 0 39 1
S.O. Ngoche 9 0 43 1
T.O. Migai 9.3 0 53 3
Full Bowling Card