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Scotland win by 84 runs

Scotland vs Papua N G

World Twenty20 qualifier: Scotland see off PNG to stay in hunt

Richie Berrington: Scotland opener hit 43 off 33 balls

Scotland kept their World Twenty20 qualifying hopes alive with an 84-run win over Papua New Guinea.

After a delay caused by a thunderstorm in the United Arab Emirates, Scotland were put into bat first and Calum MacLeod (58), Richie Berrington (43) and Matt Machan (44) set them on their way to a healthy total of 181-5 after their 20 overs.

Gordon Goudie and Rob Taylor then claimed three wickets each as Scotland restricted their opponents to 97-9 in their response.

The Scots took control in the early stages of their fielding after Kyle Coetzer caught Tony Ura and Berrington ran out Assad Vala when Papua New Guinea were on 13 runs.

Taylor then saw off Geraint Jones, Chris Kent and Charles Amini to claim three wickets for the loss of just one run to leave PNG on 26-5 at the end of the ninth over. Taylor finished with 3-16 and Goudie 3-15.

On the edge

The win left Scotland in fifth place in their eight-team group. Falling any lower would see them miss out on a place in the finals.

They now face leaders the Netherlands on Friday before ending their section against Denmark on Sunday.

Scotland captain Coetzer said: "It was a solid performance to get us off on a roll and we're looking forward to taking on Holland tomorrow.

"Berrington, MacLeod and Machan all did their job up front with the bat to get us to a decent total. The bowlers then did an outstanding job, probably our best performance in the field of the tournament so far.

"Every time we play Holland there is always a big rivalry, and we'll get going into it looking for plenty of intensity under the knowledge that we need to get a win."

Match Details

Date
21st Nov 2013
Toss
Papua New Guinea won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
ICC Global Cricket Academy
Umpires
S Sundaram, J S Joel

papua n g BATTING CARD

Batsman R
A. Vala run out (Berrington) 8
T.P. Ura c Coetzer b Sharif 4
K. Pala c&b Haq 11
G.O. Jones c Leask b Taylor 5
C.N. Kent c Cross b Taylor 1
C.J.A. Amini c Cross b Taylor 0
M.D. Dai c Taylor b Goudie 12
J.N.T. Vare Kevere c Machan b Goudie 22
C.R. Amini c Cross b Goudie 11
J.B. Reva Not out 9
W.T. Gavera Not out 8
Extras 1nb, 2w, 2b, 1lb 6
Total 20.0 Overs 97 - 9
Full Batting Card

scotland BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
N.M. Carter 4 0 14 0
M.W. Machan 2 0 7 0
S. Sharif 4 0 29 1
R.M.L. Taylor 3 0 16 3
M.R.K. Haq 4 0 13 1
G. Goudie 3 0 15 3
Full Bowling Card