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Watt spins Scotland to 37-run victory

The Netherlands loses one-off T20I after good knocks from Coetzer, Machan and Berrington and a clinical bowling effort

Watt spins Scotland to 37-run victory - Cricket News
Mark Watt grabbed 5 for 27 to give Scotland a 37-run victory.
Mark Watt grabbed 5 for 27 to give Scotland a 37-run victory in the one-off Twenty20 International against the Netherlands at the ICC Academy in Dubai on Friday (February 5).
Defending 140, Scotland got off to a splendid start with the ball, Alasdair Evans removing Stephan Myburgh off the first delivery. Michael Swart and Ben Cooper then put on a 55-run partnership to steady the innings. But, just as it seemed as if the Netherlands' chase was back on track, Michael Leask cleaned up Cooper for 32 and Richie Berrington had Swart trapped in front for 26, and the momentum shifted.
Watt, the left-arm spinner, tore through the rest of the line-up as the Netherlands was bowled out for 103 in 18.2 overs, with seven batsmen dismissed for single-digit scores. 
Earlier, Calum MacLeod fell cheaply, but Kyle Coetzer hit two fours and a six in his 26-ball 30 to keep Scotland afloat. Swart removed Matthew Cross soon after, but Matt Machan and Berrington kept the innings chugging along with a 64-run stand for the fourth wicket. 
While Machan (43 in 41) was happy to play an anchor role, Berrington put the foot on the gas with 42 off 22 balls, with six fours. Ahsan Malik had him caught by Swart, but Preston Mommsen came in and swung his bat around for a seven-ball 11 to take Scotland to a winning total.

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