Scotland v Canada, World T20 Qualifier, Group B, Edinburgh July 16, 2015

Coetzer fifty hands Scotland easy win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Scotland 139 for 2 (Coetzer 51*, Munsey 33*) beat Canada 135 for 8 (Dhaliwal 34*, Davey 3-36) by eight wickets
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Kyle Coetzer smashed five fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 51 © ICC/Donal MacLeod

Kyle Coetzer's unbeaten 51 and George Munsey's 12-ball 33 helped Scotland chase down 136 with eight wickets in hand against Canada in their World T20 Qualifier Group B match in Edinburgh.

The home team inserted Canada, who got off to a quick start racing to 24 in 2.3 overs before Alasdair Evans dismissed Ruvindu Gunasekara. Canada lost a further two wickets inside six overs, dented by two top-order wickets from Josh Davey. The other bowlers too did not allow any meaningful partnerships, reducing them to 87 for 8 by the 16th over. A 48-run ninth-wicket partnership between Navneet Dhaliwal (34*) and No. 10 Junaid Siddiqui, who scored 28 off 16, took them past the triple-figure mark to help them finish on 135 for 8. Davey ended with figures of 3 for 36 while Evans picked up 2 for 25.

Scotland's chase started brightly - at a run rate of 10 per over till the sixth over - even as Satsimranjit Dhindsa got rid of Calum MacLeod for a 15-ball 29.

The wicket didn't cost Scotland much as they went about with the same momentum despite losing Matthew Cross to Dhindsa too, and cruised to a comfortable win with 32 balls to spare. Munsey sealed the win by smashing three consecutive fours followed by a six in the 14th over, and topped it up with three more in the next over as Coetzer completed his first fifty of the tournament in 40 balls.