Captain's hundred is backed up by strong bowling performance as side completes 161-run win over Kenya
A captain’s knock from Kyle Coetzer was backed up by an incisive bowling performance as Scotland completed a dominant win over Kenya in its final ICC World Cricket League Championship match at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday (December 8).
With this win, its eighth of the competition, Scotland finished second on the table, on 19 points from 14 matches. Kenya was fifth, on 12 points after 14 games, with six wins.
Coetzer’s 130-ball 121 carried Scotland to 266 for 8 in its 50 overs. CB Sole then tore through Kenya’s middle order, as Scotland bowled Kenya out for 105 in 33.2 overs for a 161-run win.
Kenya was left ruing its decision to field first, as Coetzer, the opener, was in good nick, even as wickets fell around him.
Coetzer finally found a steady ally in Craig Wallace. The fifth-wicket pair added 87 before Wallace fell for a run-a-ball 49, which included one hit over the fence.
Michael Leask provided a final boost with a belligerent 23 off 11 balls.
Safyaan Sharif gave Scotland the breakthrough in the first over of Kenya’s reply, before Alasdair Evans and Sole, the medium-pacers, chipped away.
Dhiren Gondaria (38) offered a spark of resistance, but Kenya crawling from 44 for 3 after 10 overs to 64 for 7 after 20, told the story of its troubles.
Sole finished with 4 for 24, while Evans had 2 for 18 and Sharif 2 for 20.