Scotland v Warwickshire, Clydesdale Bank 40, Edinburgh

Scotland surpass reigning champions

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 18, 2011

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Scotland 120 for 7 (22/22 overs) beat Warwickshire 116 for 9 (22/22 overs) by four runs (D/L method)
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Josh Davey's all-round performance helped Scotland to their second Clydesdale Bank 40 win in two days as they beat Warwickshire by four runs in a rain-affected match in Edinburgh.

Scotland had picked up their first win in the competition against Northamptonshire and followed it up well, with Davey making useful runs and taking three wickets. However, it was a close-run match against the Bears as Ant Botha's scintillating innings nearly earned the visitors victory in a match which was reduced to 22 overs due to inclement weather.

Scotland's innings got off to a poor start as Kyle Coetzer - who had scored a century 24 hours earlier - fell to the third ball of the match from Neil Carter, with fellow opener Calum MacLeod caught lbw off the bowling of Chris Woakes three overs later.

New Zealander George Worker then scored quickly with 27 from 20 balls to put Scotland in a more commanding position and he was ably assisted by Davey who scored his 24 runs at a more leisurely pace. Worker was caught behind in the ninth over before Fraser Watts and Davey were both trapped lbw. Preston Mommsen's added a vital 24 not out as Scotland made 120 for seven.

Warwickshire started slowly in their reply but were still in the match until Davey took centre stage with the ball.

The 20-year-old snared Varun Chopra for 14 before taking two further wickets in consecutive overs, first bowling William Porterfield for three and then running out Carter. Jim Troughton, with 19, offered some resistance until he was caught off the bowling of Mommsen, while Rikki Clarke, Woakes and Keith Barker all failed to reach double figures.

Botha stepped up and attempted to drag his team back into contention as he smashed 45 runs from 24 balls, including three sixes. He then scored 14 runs off the first five balls of the final over but with five needed for a sensational victory the South African was run out by Safyaan Sharif from the final ball.

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