Scotland v Kenya, 1st T20I, Aberdeen July 4, 2013

Bowlers help Scotland to 35-run win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Scotland 113 for 6 (Mishra 3-25) beat Kenya 78 (Goudie 3-22) by 35 runs
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A disciplined bowling performance from Scotland helped them defend a middling score of 114 as they bowled out Kenya for 78 in the first T20 of the two-match series in Aberdeen. Scotland won the toss and elected to bat, with the openers putting on 40 for the first wicket. But Kenya fought back with a clump of wickets, two of them in the same over - 14th, bowled by Tanmay Mishra - reducing Scotland to 69 for 5 in the 15th.

Preston Mommsen, the Scotland captain, and Moneeb Iqbal briefly resisted with a sixth-wicket partnership of 35. Scotland eventually reached 113 for 6 in their 20 overs, with Mishra returning with his best T20 figures of 3 for 25.

Kenya started inauspiciously, losing a flurry of wickets to be reduced to 29 for 5 in the ninth over. Every one of Scotland's bowlers picked up a wicket as only three Kenyan batsman were able to register double-digit scores. Kenya's innings was wrapped up off the penultimate delivery of the 19th over to give Scotland a convincing 35-run win. Gordon Goudie was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 22.