|Photos||Video & Audio||Blogs||Statistics||Archive||Shop||Mobile|
August 29, 2011
Hampshire 302 for 4 beat Scotland 187 by 115 runs
James Adams and James Vince each scored centuries as Hampshire hammered Scotland by 115 runs at the Rose Bowl.
Adams and Vince came together with the score on 22 for the early loss of debut-making Tim Ravenscroft and compiled a stand of 233 for the second wicket. Scotland captain Gordon Drummond used seven bowlers in a bid to stem the flow of runs, and he was hampered by the loss of medium-pacer Josh Davey who was injured while bowling his third over. Vince was the first to his century, his first in limited-overs competition, and Adams followed soon afterwards.
Vince was the first to go at 255 after making 131 in an innings of 110 balls that including 13 fours and, by then, the total was already well out of Scotland's reach. Michael Carberry was third out on 266 and Adams followed 10 runs later, caught in the deep after making 113 from 103 balls.
His innings included nine fours and a six and he became the third victim for Gordon Goudie as Scotland attempted to salvage some pride from the battering they took at the hands of the Hampshire batsmen.
Hampshire finished their innings with a mammoth 302 for four, and Scotland were never in with a chance of winning this group B encounter once they had lost Ryan Flannigan in the fifth over.
New Zealander George Worker and Ollie Hairs ensured respectability with a stand of 50 for the third wicket, but Scotland's hopes were extinguished when Worker was caught at mid-wicket by Ravenscroft off Hamza Riazuddin four runs short of his half-century. Chris Wood and Riazuddin chipped away at the middle order as Scotland attempted to accelerate with four wickets falling for 33 in a vain run chase.
Majid Haq and Gaudie held up Hampshire with a brisk ninth-wicket stand of 26 but, when Wood returned to bowl Haq, Scotland had reached 187 for nine, signalling the end of their resistance because Davey was unable to bat.
Wood finished with figures of four for 34 from his eight overs and Riazuddin took three for 37, but the match was over as a contest long before the conclusion at the end of the 35th over.
Hampshire were left to regret losing four of their first five matches in the competition, while Scotland captain Drummond was pleased to have chalked up two victories over the course of the season, although it was not enough to lift them from the bottom of the group table.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.