Scotland v Kenya, Intercontinental Cup, Aberdeen, 2nd day

Evans, Chalmers put Scotland in command

Callum Stewart in Aberdeen

July 8, 2013

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Scotland 212 and 149 for 4 (Chalmers 79* Varaiya 3-29) lead Kenya 101 (Allan 32, Evans 6-30) by 260 runs
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Derbyshire fast bowler Alasdair Evans took six wickets as Kenya collapsed to 101 all out on day two. Ewan Chalmers led Scotland's reply in the second innings with his second first-class half-century to push the lead to 260.

Kenya started well with opener Duncan Allan playing a patient innings. But Evans and Majid Haq, bowling in tandem, were highly impressive, both restricting and hurting the Kenyan batting order. Hiren Varaiya and Irfan Karim fell to them before Allan's long vigil, 32 off 87 balls, too came to an end, caught by Haq off his own bowling to leave Kenya at 65 for 4 just before lunch.

Nehemiah Odhiambo was the only batsman to attack the Scottish bowling, making a quick 19 before being trapped lbw by Evans, who rounded up the tail claiming the final four wickets on the way to his 6 for 30.

Scotland's second innings got off to a horrid start as Freddie Coleman was adjudged lbw off the second ball to continue his miserable series. Opener Chalmers showed the most composure out of the top three, playing with great care early in his innings to ensure the Kenyan attack did not make any further inroads. Craig Wallace, when on 3, hit the only six of the day, a lofted drive over the head of James Ngoche. However he was caught behind by wicketkeeper Karim off left-arm spinner Varaiya while attempting the sweep.

Chalmers put on 72 runs with Richie Berrington for the third wicket, both batsmen displaying their talent, especially with their shots through the covers. It was the second time in the match that Berrington was involved in a key partnership, but the Varaiya-Karim combine proved to be his end as well as he was dismissed for 31.

Captain Preston Mommsen fell for one but Chalmers quietly ticked along to a deserved half-century, having offered very few chances and will look to complete his first first-class century when play resumes tomorrow.

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