Luke Woodcock's half century goes in vain as Scotland bowlers put up disciplined show at Lincoln
After setting a target of 278 for victory, Scotland’s bowlers put up a disciplined bowling performance courtesy Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif and Majid Haque, all of whom picked up two wickets each, helping bowl the New Zealand side out for just 186 in 46.2 overs. Luke Woodcock, batting at No. 5, was the only one who was able to tackle the bowlers, scoring 57 off 97 balls, as wickets tumbled around him in heaps.
Earlier, choosing to bat first, Scotland posted 277 for 8 in its 50 overs, despite losing Hamish Gardiner and Matt Machan early in the innings. Coetzer (66) and Mommsen (65) got together for a third wicket partnership of 88 from 19.5 overs to put the visitors back on track.
All over in Lincoln. Scotland have beaten Wellington by 91 runs with Davey, Sharif and Haq all taking 2 wickets. #scottishcricketontheup— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) October 20, 2014
Andy McKay, the Wellington left-arm medium pacer, bagged three wickets at the end but could not prevent Scotland from posting a competitive total - one that eventually proved too many for the hosts.
The win immensely boost Scotland’s confidence ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015 and they will be hopeful of their chances in Pool A in Australia and New Zealand.
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