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Scotland beats Kenya by 152 runs

Century from Chalmers and disciplined bowling performance help Scotland seal win within three days

Scotland beats Kenya by 152 runs - Cricket News
Ewan Chalmers scored a vital 106 runs of 219 balls in the second innings.
Chasing a daunting target on a pitch that offered significant assistance to spinners, Kenya slipped to a 152-run defeat on the third day of its four-day Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland in Aberdeen on Tuesday (July 9).
Riding on the maiden century by Ewan Chalmers, who scored a patient 106 in 219 balls with 12 fours, Scotland pilled up a significant lead of 341 before being all out for 230. Chalmers had his fair share of luck as two catches were dropped in his innings, one even when he was on 98.
Alasdair Evans, the Derbyshire fast bowler who picked up six wickets in the first innings, struck early in Kenya’s second innings when he dismissed Duncan Allan, caught by wicketkeeper Craig Wallace, in his first over. Evans ended with figures of 2 for 52. Gordon Goudie, the right-arm pacer, picked up 2 for 38 in his 12 overs. Majid Haq also picked up two wickets.

Collins Obuya tried to fight it out by batting positively and scored an unbeaten 92 of 133 balls with six fours and two sixes. Obuya, with Alex Obanda, put together a partnership of 68 runs for the third wicket before Obanda was bowled by Evans shouldering arms to an incoming delivery, which took his off stump.

Earlier, beginning the day on 149 for 4, Scotland lost its last six wickets for just 81 runs. Hiren Varaiya, the left-arm spinner, picked up his seventh five-wicket haul giving away 62 runs in his 33 overs. However, he could have ended up with more wickets as three catches were dropped of his bowling. Offspinner James Ngoche picked up three wickets giving away 62 runs of his 20.5 overs, as both bowled some tight spells and restricted the Scotland batsmen from scoring freely.
Brief Scores: Scotland 212 & 230 in 87.5 overs (Ewan Chalmers 106, Richie Berrington 31; Hiren Varaiya 5-62) beat Kenya 101 & 189 in 53.4 overs (Collins Obuya 92*, Alex Obanda 36; Gordon Goudie 2-38, Majid Haq 2-46) by 152 runs.

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