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Surrey win by 14 runs

Scotland vs Surrey

Yorkshire Bank 40: Vikram Solanki's ton helps Surrey to victory

Vikram Solanki: Hit four sixes and six fours in his century in Edinburgh

Majid Haq: Tried his best in the closing overs, finishing up on 36 not out

An unbeaten century from Vikram Solanki proved crucial for Surrey as they saw off Scotland by 14 runs in Edinburgh.

An unbeaten century from Vikram Solanki proved crucial for Surrey as they saw off Scotland by 14 runs in Edinburgh.

Solanki struck 10 boundaries on the way to a total of 109 from 113 balls as the visitors made 237-5 at the Grange, a total Scotland couldn't pass despite 59 from Calum MacLeod.

MacLeod had earlier given Scotland a good start to their fielding when he raced to catch out Jason Roy (11) in the second over, but Steven Davies (54) and Solanki combined to put on 119.

Gordon Goudie finished with 3-39 as he added Zander de Bruyn (11) and Gary Wilson (23) to his earlier dismissal of Roy.

However Solanki carried on right through to the end, finishing up with four sixes and six fours to leave Scotland facing a challenging total.

The hosts started inauspiciously with two runs from their first two overs with the bat and Matthew Cross was bowled out for nine by Jonathan Lewis.

Fellow opener Freddie Coleman departed for 32 after being caught out at mid-wicket following a slow ball by Chris Tremlett, who soon accounted for Ewan Chalmers.

When Preston Mommsen fell soon after to Gary Keedy, the Scots were 82-4 and looking set to fall well short of their target.

But MacLeod and Majid Haq (36 not out) gave them some hope despite the latter having to retire hurt at one stage. He did return to the crease but a final-over target of 20 runs proved too much as Scotland finished on 223-8.

Match Details

Date
27th May 2013
Toss
Surrey won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Grange Cricket Club
Umpires
J H Jeffrey, S J Steve

scotland BATTING CARD

Batsman R
M.H. Cross b Lewis 9
F.R.J. Coleman c de Bruyn b Tremlett 32
E.F. Chalmers lbw Tremlett 20
C.S. MacLeod b Dernbach 59
P.L. Mommsen c Davies b Keedy 4
M.M. Iqbal run out (Wilson) 14
M.A. Leask b Keedy 1
M.R.K. Haq Not out 36
G. Goudie c Batty b Lewis 15
G.D. Drummond Not out 5
Extras 2nb, 15w, 11lb 28
Total 40.0 Overs 223 - 8
Full Batting Card

surrey BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
J.W. Dernbach 8 1 40 1
J. Lewis 8 1 35 2
C.T. Tremlett 7 1 41 2
G.J. Batty 4 0 28 0
de Bruyn 8 1 42 0
G. Keedy 5 0 26 2
Full Bowling Card