ICC Intercontinental Cup, Scotland v Canada at Aberdeen, Jul 2-4, 2009
2,3,4 July 2009 (4-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

10.15am - Good morning and welcome from a very sunny Aberdeen for the start of the 4-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match between Scotland and Canada. I'm Callum Stewart and I will be bringing you ball-by-ball live commentary from the ground.

The players are out there warming up and the temperature is rising to above 80F. Entry for spectators is free so if you're in the Aberdeen pop down to Mannofield to watch some cricket in the sun.

We should have the toss at about 10.50am with first ball at 11.00am.

Toss - Scotland have won the toss and elected to bat first

0.1

Bhatti to Watts, no run, tries to drive but misses

0.2

Bhatti to Watts, no run, swinging away and left alone

0.3

Bhatti to Watts, no run, defended away to gully

0.4

Bhatti to Watts, no run, blocked to the leg-side

0.5

Bhatti to Watts, no run, strong defence down the track

0.6

Bhatti to Watts, FOUR, flashes at a wider ball and catches a thick edge that runs through the slip cordon and away for four.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Scotland 4/0

    • DF Watts 4 (6b 1x4)
    • MM Iqbal 0 (0b)
    • U Bhatti 1-0-4-0
1.1

Osinde to Iqbal, no run, short ball defended

1.2

Osinde to Iqbal, no run, short again but left alone

Three slips and a gully for Canada

1.3

Osinde to Iqbal, 1 wide, swinging away too much for the umpires liking

1.3

Osinde to Iqbal, FOUR, attempts a straight drive but finds the edge and goes between third slip and gully for four.

1.4

Osinde to Iqbal, no run, swinging away and left alone

1.5

Osinde to Iqbal, no run, shorter ball defended to the bowler

1.6

Osinde to Iqbal, no run, blocked away to the leg-side

End of over 2 (5 runs) Scotland 9/0

    • MM Iqbal 4 (6b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 4 (6b 1x4)
    • H Osinde 1-0-5-0
2.1

Bhatti to Watts, no run, leaves alone once more

2.2

Bhatti to Watts, no run, big lbw shout but looks like it was going down leg

2.3

Bhatti to Watts, 1 run, clipped away behind square leg

2.4

Bhatti to Iqbal, no run, left alone outside off

2.5

Bhatti to Iqbal, OUT, hits Iqbal on the front pad and a huge shout goes up from the Canadians and the umpire agrees

MM Iqbal lbw b Bhatti 4 (11m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

2.6

Bhatti to Watson, no run, defended away to the off-side

End of over 3 (1 run) Scotland 10/1

    • RR Watson 0 (1b)
    • DF Watts 5 (9b 1x4)
    • U Bhatti 2-0-5-1
3.1

Osinde to Watts, no run, forward defensive

3.2

Osinde to Watts, no run, blocked away again

3.3

Osinde to Watts, FOUR, short and wide and cut away with power for four runs

3.4

Osinde to Watts, 2 runs, too full and clipped away through midwicket. There's no fielder there and they pick up two

3.5

Osinde to Watts, no run, left alone

3.6

Osinde to Watts, no run, leaves again on a better length

Ryan Watson will be hoping to continue his recent form where he scored 140 for his club Forfarshire at the weekend.

End of over 4 (6 runs) Scotland 16/1

    • DF Watts 11 (15b 2x4)
    • RR Watson 0 (1b)
    • H Osinde 2-0-11-0
4.1

Bhatti to Watson, no run, evades the ball and it sails through to the keeper

4.2

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked away to the covers

4.3

Bhatti to Watson, no run, defended once more

4.4

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked away to gully

4.5

Bhatti to Watson, 1 run, dropped in to the vacant leg-side and they scramble through a single

4.6

Bhatti to Watts, no run, good length and blocked back to the bowler

End of over 5 (1 run) Scotland 17/1

    • DF Watts 11 (16b 2x4)
    • RR Watson 1 (6b)
    • U Bhatti 3-0-6-1
5.1

Osinde to Watson, no run, hits the pads and runs away to gully

5.2

Osinde to Watson, 1 no ball, oversteps the line

5.2

Osinde to Watson, no run, leaves it alone on a good length

5.3

Osinde to Watson, 2 runs, cover-drive not well-timed but he picks up a couple

5.4

Osinde to Watson, no run, big swing and a miss

5.5

Osinde to Watson, FOUR, too full from the bowler and driven straight over mid-off. Lovely shot

5.6

Osinde to Watson, (no ball) FOUR, over-steps once more and cut away over point. Not a great over here for Osinde

5.6

Osinde to Watson, FOUR, short and wide from the bowler and cut away with authority. Four more for Watson

End of over 6 (16 runs) Scotland 33/1

    • RR Watson 15 (14b 3x4)
    • DF Watts 11 (16b 2x4)
    • H Osinde 3-0-27-0
6.1

Bhatti to Watts, 3 runs, cover drive but not enough on it to reach the boundary

6.2

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked away to point

6.3

Bhatti to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

6.4

Bhatti to Watson, 1 run, dropped in to cover-point and urgent running forced a fumble and they get a single

6.5

Bhatti to Watts, 1 run, this time the ball is dropped to mid-off who's too far back and they sprint another single

6.6

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked away to point

End of over 7 (5 runs) Scotland 38/1

    • RR Watson 16 (18b 3x4)
    • DF Watts 15 (18b 2x4)
    • U Bhatti 4-0-11-1
7.1

Osinde to Watts, no run, blocked away to the covers

7.2

Osinde to Watts, 2 runs, knocked to mid-on and there's no fielder there for an easy couple

7.3

Osinde to Watts, no run, left alone outside off-stump

7.4

Osinde to Watts, 2 runs, drives through extra-cover and great athletic fielding on the boundary saves two

7.5

Osinde to Watts, no run, well short of a length and ducks out the way

7.6

Osinde to Watts, no run, fuller with away swing and leaves once more

End of over 8 (4 runs) Scotland 42/1

    • DF Watts 19 (24b 2x4)
    • RR Watson 16 (18b 3x4)
    • H Osinde 4-0-31-0
8.1

Bhatti to Watson, no run, leaves it outside off

8.2

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked off a length and the ball runs away to the slips

8.3

Bhatti to Watson, no run, left alone once more. Watson quite happy to wait for the bad balls.

8.4

Bhatti to Watson, no run, cut away but straight to the man at point who gathers well

8.5

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked away and picked up at backward point

8.6

Bhatti to Watson, no run, defended back to the bowler and a good over from Bhatti

End of over 9 (maiden) Scotland 42/1

    • RR Watson 16 (24b 3x4)
    • DF Watts 19 (24b 2x4)
    • U Bhatti 5-1-11-1
9.1

Osinde to Watts, 2 runs, clipped off his legs and beats the fielder who's close in at short leg

9.2

Osinde to Watts, no run, swinging away and quite content to let the ball fly through to the keeper

9.3

Osinde to Watts, no run, driven towards the covers and a great diving stop on the edge of the ring saves runs

9.4

Osinde to Watts, no run, has a prod at the ball outside off but the swing beats the bat

9.5

Osinde to Watts, no run, straight bat back to the bowler

9.6

Osinde to Watts, no run, short of a length and some pace there from Osinde. The ball flies past the edge of the bat and through to the keeper

End of over 10 (2 runs) Scotland 44/1

    • DF Watts 21 (30b 2x4)
    • RR Watson 16 (24b 3x4)
    • H Osinde 5-0-33-0
10.1

Bhatti to Watson, no run, clipped to mid-on where there is a fielder in place now

10.2

Bhatti to Watson, no run, tries to pull the short ball away but misses and its clatters off his pads

10.3

Bhatti to Watson, no run, picks out the man at mid-on again

10.4

Bhatti to Watson, no run, shorter ball and defended away to backward point

10.5

Bhatti to Watson, no run, swinging away from off-stump and left alone

10.6

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked up in front of his chest to short cover

Another good over from the Canadian Skipper

End of over 11 (maiden) Scotland 44/1

    • RR Watson 16 (30b 3x4)
    • DF Watts 21 (30b 2x4)
    • U Bhatti 6-2-11-1
11.1

Osinde to Watts, no run, Watts quite happy to leave it alone again

11.2

Osinde to Watts, no run, shorter ball fended off towards backward point

11.3

Osinde to Watts, OUT, nudges at another one outside off and gets the thinest of edges which carries through to the keeper who throws the ball in the air in jubilation. Another early wicket for the Canadians

DF Watts c †Mulla b Osinde 21 (48m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.76

11.4

Osinde to Berrington, no run, left alone outside off

11.5

Osinde to Berrington, no run, blocked straight in to the ground

11.6

Osinde to Berrington, no run, evades the ball outside off again

The last four overs has seen one wicket for two runs with three maidens.

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Scotland 44/2

    • RD Berrington 0 (3b)
    • RR Watson 16 (30b 3x4)
    • H Osinde 6-1-33-1
12.1

Bhatti to Watson, no run, blocked straight back to the bowler

12.2

Bhatti to Watson, 1 run, defended again as the ball drops in to the vacant area short of the fielders they sprint a single

12.3

Bhatti to Berrington, no run, blocked in to the leg-side

12.4

Bhatti to Berrington, no run, tries to drive but mis-timed in to ground and picked up by the bowler

12.5

Bhatti to Berrington, no run, shorter ball which he tries to work in to the leg-side but picked up by short leg

12.6

Bhatti to Berrington, no run, wide and swinging away and left alone this time

Watson and Berrington will be looking to consolidate here and make sure no more wickets go before lunch.

End of over 13 (1 run) Scotland 45/2

    • RD Berrington 0 (7b)
    • RR Watson 17 (32b 3x4)
    • U Bhatti 7-2-12-1
13.1

Osinde to Watson, no run, left alone outside off

The Canadians send a man back to deep point for Watson

13.2

Osinde to Watson, 1 run, and he finds that gap and takes one to the man in the deep

13.3

Osinde to Berrington, no run, shorter ball and he hops back in his crease before deciding to leave alone

13.4

Osinde to Berrington, no run, fuller length but leaves it alone again

13.5

Osinde to Berrington, no run, defensive prod outside off and it carries through to the keeper. Big shout from the visitors but no interest shown from the umpire. Maybe clipped his pads on the way through

13.6

Osinde to Berrington, no run, swinging away and decides to leave this one

End of over 14 (1 run) Scotland 46/2

    • RD Berrington 0 (11b)
    • RR Watson 18 (34b 3x4)
    • H Osinde 7-1-34-1
14.1

Bhatti to Watson, 1 run, clipped away down to fine-leg and they jog a single

14.2

Bhatti to Berrington, no run, high and wide and Berrington watches the ball past

14.3

Bhatti to Berrington, no run, blocked off the back foot to the bowler

14.4

Bhatti to Berrington, 1 run, worked away down to fine-leg again for one

14.5

Bhatti to Watson, no run, a lot of swing and a hint of width tempts Watson in to the forward defensive and he misses

14.6

Bhatti to Watson, FOUR, too short from Bhatti and Watson rocks back and pulls the ball over midwicket where it runs away for four

The ground here at Aberdeen looks immaculate. The outfield is lightning and anything well timed is going to result in boundaries.

End of over 15 (6 runs) Scotland 52/2

    • RR Watson 23 (37b 4x4)
    • RD Berrington 1 (14b)
    • U Bhatti 8-2-18-1
15.1

Osinde to Berrington, no run, pitched short and left alone on length

Four slips and a gully now for Berrington

15.2

Osinde to Berrington, no run, short once more but well watched and no shot offered

15.3

Osinde to Berrington, no run, fuller this time and plays and misses with the defensive shot

15.4

Osinde to Berrington, no run, defended away to the covers

15.5

Osinde to Berrington, 1 run, flicked off the pads past short leg for a single

A much more defensive field setting for Watson

15.6

Osinde to Watson, no run, leaves alone outside off

Chohan will replace Bhatti in the attack

End of over 16 (1 run) Scotland 53/2

    • RR Watson 23 (38b 4x4)
    • RD Berrington 2 (19b)
    • H Osinde 8-1-35-1
16.1

Khurram Chohan to Berrington, 2 runs, cut away between point and cover for a couple

16.2

Khurram Chohan to Berrington, no run, cut again but a dive from backward point stops the ball

16.3

Khurram Chohan to Berrington, no run, fuller ball swinging away and left alone

16.4

Khurram Chohan to Berrington, no run, shorter and quicker ball catches Berrington just below the bread basket and he looks uncomfortable

16.5

Khurram Chohan to Berrington, OUT, another good delivery with pace and it slips through Berrington's defence and clatters on to the stumps.

RD Berrington b Khurram Chohan 4 (25m 24b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

The Canadians look pleased with themselves out there and rightly so.

16.6

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, left alone from the new man in

End of over 17 (2 runs) Scotland 55/3

    • NFI McCallum 0 (1b)
    • RR Watson 23 (38b 4x4)
    • Khurram Chohan 1-0-2-1
17.1

Osinde to Watson, no run, left alone once more

17.2

Osinde to Watson, FOUR, too wide and a flashing cut shot which finds a thick edge and goes perfectly between third slip and gully. Lucky runs for Watson

If they kept that fourth slip in there he was gone

17.3

Osinde to Watson, no run, blocked away to mid-wicket

17.4

Osinde to Watson, no run, tries to drive a fuller one and misses and "Ooohs" and "Aaahs" from the Canadians as the ball sails through to the keeper

17.5

Osinde to Watson, no run, leaves this one alone with a bit more bounce

17.6

Osinde to Watson, 1 no ball, foot fault from Osinde

17.6

Osinde to Watson, no run, on the mark this time and swinging away with pace

End of over 18 (5 runs) Scotland 60/3

    • RR Watson 27 (45b 5x4)
    • NFI McCallum 0 (1b)
    • H Osinde 9-1-40-1
18.1

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, 1 run, worked down to fine-leg to get McCallum off the mark

18.2

Khurram Chohan to Watson, no run, prodded away to backward point

18.3

Khurram Chohan to Watson, no run, clipped to the leg-side but pounced on by short-leg

18.4

Khurram Chohan to Watson, no run, cut away but well fielded at point

18.5

Khurram Chohan to Watson, no run, blocked away and picked up at point once more

18.6

Khurram Chohan to Watson, 3 runs, smashed to the man at short-leg who ducks out the way. The ball trundles through the vacant leg-side and picked up on the boundary

End of over 19 (4 runs) Scotland 64/3

    • RR Watson 30 (50b 5x4)
    • NFI McCallum 1 (2b)
    • Khurram Chohan 2-0-6-1
19.1

Osinde to Watson, 3 runs, too short and the ball is pulled over mid-wicket who gives chase up the hill towards the pavillion.

Fourth slip returns for McCallum

19.2

Osinde to McCallum, no run, left alone on length

19.3

Osinde to McCallum, 1 run, worked in to the gap at mid-on

19.4

Osinde to Watson, FOUR, too short and wide and Ryan Watson will punish those all day. Four more cut away though extra cover

19.5

Osinde to Watson, 1 no ball, overstepped the line again

19.5

Osinde to Watson, OUT, Watson looks uneasy as he prods at one outside off. It clips the outside edge of the bat and carries through to the keeper.

RR Watson c †Mulla b Osinde 37 (78m 53b 6x4 0x6) SR: 69.81

Cue enthusiastic Candian celebrations.

19.6

Osinde to Chalmers, no run, left alone outside off

Chalmers in on his full international debut

End of over 20 (9 runs) Scotland 73/4

    • EF Chalmers 0 (1b)
    • NFI McCallum 2 (4b)
    • H Osinde 10-1-49-2
20.1

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, leaves on length

20.2

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, and again

20.3

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, McCallum quite happy to watch the ball

20.4

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, blocked in front of leg-stump

20.5

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, left alone again

20.6

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, prodded at it outside off and misses

End of over 21 (maiden) Scotland 73/4

    • NFI McCallum 2 (10b)
    • EF Chalmers 0 (1b)
    • Khurram Chohan 3-1-6-1
21.1

Osinde to Chalmers, no run, blocked back to the bowler

21.2

Osinde to Chalmers, no run, outside edge but doesn't carry to gully

21.3

Osinde to Chalmers, 3 runs, too short and Chalmers pulls it away through mid-wicket but doesn't quite reach the ropes for his first international runs

21.4

Osinde to McCallum, no run, hammered towards midwicket who gets a hand on it with a great diving effort. Still classified as a drop though

21.5

Osinde to McCallum, no run, left alone outside off

21.6

Osinde to McCallum, no run, watches the ball through once more

End of over 22 (3 runs) Scotland 76/4

    • NFI McCallum 2 (13b)
    • EF Chalmers 3 (4b)
    • H Osinde 11-1-52-2
22.1

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, blocked away to the leg-side

22.2

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, defended off the back-foot

22.3

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, 1 no ball, oversteps the line

22.3

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, cut away to backward point

22.4

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, driven away to mid-off

22.5

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, blocked away once again

22.6

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, bat on ball back to the bowler

End of over 23 (1 run) Scotland 77/4

    • EF Chalmers 3 (11b)
    • NFI McCallum 2 (13b)
    • Khurram Chohan 4-1-7-1
23.1

Osinde to McCallum, no run, good pace and left alone outside off

23.2

Osinde to McCallum, 1 run, prodded in to the covers and they sprint a single

23.3

Osinde to Chalmers, no run, good pace once more and Chalmers watchfully leaves

23.4

Osinde to Chalmers, no run, defended up high and runs away to third slip

23.5

Osinde to Chalmers, no run, prods at the defensive but the ball misses the bat

23.6

Osinde to Chalmers, no run, going down the leg-side and he tries the clip the ball away. Clips off the body and through to the keeper and the Canadians appeal loudly but no interest shown from the umpire

End of over 24 (1 run) Scotland 78/4

    • EF Chalmers 3 (15b)
    • NFI McCallum 3 (15b)
    • H Osinde 12-1-53-2
24.1

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, OUT, a wider ball which McCallum cuts and finds a thin edge which flies away to second slip and a great diving catch from Qaiser Ali leaves McCallum standing at the crease in amazement

NFI McCallum c Qaiser Ali b Khurram Chohan 3 (36m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.64

24.2

Khurram Chohan to Stander, OUT, goes to leave one and it nips back and clatters off the pads. The Canadian give a huge appeal and the umpire raises the dreaded finger sending Stander back first ball

JH Stander lbw b Khurram Chohan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Five slips and a gully in for hat-trick ball

24.3

Khurram Chohan to Haq, no run, prodded away to the off-side

24.4

Khurram Chohan to Haq, no run, goes for the drive and misses

24.5

Khurram Chohan to Haq, no run, left alone this time

24.6

Khurram Chohan to Haq, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Scotland 78/6

    • RM Haq 0 (4b)
    • EF Chalmers 3 (15b)
    • Khurram Chohan 5-2-7-3
25.1

Bhatti to Chalmers, 1 leg bye, comes off the hip for a single

25.2

Bhatti to Haq, no run, leaves it alone just outside off

25.3

Bhatti to Haq, no run, down the leg-side

25.4

Bhatti to Haq, no run, defended back to the bowler

25.5

Bhatti to Haq, 2 runs, turned through mid-wicket and they take a couple

25.6

Bhatti to Haq, no run, left alone. Too wide for any interest

Match State: Lunch - Day 1 Well that's the lunch break on Day 1. Scotland started well but have struggled since with the Canadians picking up wickets at various intervals and have been well on top during the morning session.

The players have had lunch and play is due to resume in about ten minutes time. Scotland will be looking to stem the flow of wickets and steady the innings while Canada will be looking to rattle through the middle order.

The Canadians take to the field followed by batsmen Chalmers and Haq.

End of over 26 (3 runs) Scotland 81/6

    • RM Haq 2 (9b)
    • EF Chalmers 3 (16b)
    • U Bhatti 9-2-20-1
26.1

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, blocked to short leg

26.2

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, FOUR, textbook straight drive past the bowler runs away for four

26.3

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, 2 runs, clipped off his legs for a couple

26.4

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, pitched up outside off and left alone

26.5

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, cut away to point off the back foot

26.6

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, defended off the front foot in to the off-side

End of over 27 (6 runs) Scotland 87/6

    • EF Chalmers 9 (22b 1x4)
    • RM Haq 2 (9b)
    • Khurram Chohan 6-2-13-3
27.1

Bhatti to Haq, 3 runs, clipped away past mid-on but not enough on it to reach the boundary

27.2

Bhatti to Chalmers, no run, forward defensive to point

27.3

Bhatti to Chalmers, no run, left alone swinging away from off stump

27.4

Bhatti to Chalmers, no run, down the leg-side this time and he tries to flick it away but misses

27.5

Bhatti to Chalmers, no run, blocked away to mid-wicket

27.6

Bhatti to Chalmers, no run, defended towards the bowler

Leans it off the bat and it rolls to the slip cordon.

End of over 28 (3 runs) Scotland 90/6

    • EF Chalmers 9 (27b 1x4)
    • RM Haq 5 (10b)
    • U Bhatti 10-2-23-1
28.1

Khurram Chohan to Haq, 3 runs, turned off his legs in to an almost deserted leg-side and they run three

28.2

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, short of a length and blocked off the back foot

28.3

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, blocked away to point

28.4

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, left alone. Too wide for any interest

28.5

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, no run, blocked away once more

28.6

Khurram Chohan to Chalmers, OUT, goes to defend on the front foot and the ball does a little bit and catches an inside edge which just carries through to the keeper. Big Canadian shout and the umpire gives him

EF Chalmers c †Mulla b Khurram Chohan 9 (41m 30b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

End of over 29 (3 runs) Scotland 93/7

    • RM Haq 8 (11b)
    • Khurram Chohan 7-2-16-4
29.1

Bhatti to Haq, no run, left alone. Well outside off-stump

29.2

Bhatti to Haq, no run, going down leg this time

29.3

Bhatti to Haq, 4 runs, four all run! Played in to the vacant leg-side and not enough on it to reach the boundary and they run them up

29.4

Bhatti to Haq, (no ball) 2 runs, good straight drive and a good chase from the fielders

29.4

Bhatti to Haq, no run, leaves it alone this time

29.5

Bhatti to Haq, 2 runs, full toss hit straigth down the ground. Haq not going to wait about for too long

29.6

Bhatti to Haq, no run, blocked away confidently

End of over 30 (9 runs) Scotland 102/7

    • RM Haq 16 (18b)
    • SJS Smith 0 (0b)
    • U Bhatti 11-2-32-1
30.1

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, leaves the shorter ball alone

30.2

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, hit on the hand but he shakes it off

30.3

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, blocked to the man at short leg

30.4

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, leaves the wider ball alone

30.5

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, solid forward defence

30.6

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, leaves once more

End of over 31 (maiden) Scotland 102/7

    • SJS Smith 0 (6b)
    • RM Haq 16 (18b)
    • Khurram Chohan 8-3-16-4
31.1

Rizwan Cheema to Haq, no run, left alone. Too wide to play at

31.2

Rizwan Cheema to Haq, no run, blocked away this time

31.3

Rizwan Cheema to Haq, OUT, tries to play the backfoot defensive and it nicks through to the keeper who takes it well low down

RM Haq c †Mulla b Rizwan Cheema 16 (29m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

31.4

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, 1 run, quick single in the vacant leg-side

31.5

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, leaves it alone

31.6

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, too wide outside off

End of over 32 (1 run) Scotland 103/8

    • SJS Smith 0 (8b)
    • GD Drummond 1 (1b)
    • Rizwan Cheema 1-0-1-1
32.1

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, 3 runs, cut away between gully and point but it's a big boundary and doesn't quite reach

32.2

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, play and a miss

32.3

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, blocked away to slip number two out of five

32.4

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, drifting down leg-side

32.5

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, solid defence - just what's needed

32.6

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, blocked in to the covers

End of over 33 (3 runs) Scotland 106/8

    • SJS Smith 0 (13b)
    • GD Drummond 4 (2b)
    • Khurram Chohan 9-3-19-4
33.1

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, captain defends on the back foot

33.2

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, prodded away to fourth slip

33.3

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, leaves this one alone

33.4

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, FOUR, quality shot! Too straight from Cheema and Drummond plays it back past him towards long-on

33.5

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, happy to defend now

33.6

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, wide of off-stump

End of over 34 (4 runs) Scotland 110/8

    • GD Drummond 8 (8b 1x4)
    • SJS Smith 0 (13b)
    • Rizwan Cheema 2-0-5-1
34.1

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, blocked away

34.2

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, fends it off to the covers

34.3

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, leaves again

34.4

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, Scots looking to bat this session out - another leave

34.5

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, blocked back to the bowler

34.6

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, and another leave to complete the maiden over

End of over 35 (maiden) Scotland 110/8

    • SJS Smith 0 (19b)
    • GD Drummond 8 (8b 1x4)
    • Khurram Chohan 10-4-19-4
35.1

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, left alone

35.2

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, 1 run, chipped in to the empty leg-side for one

35.3

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, leaves alone and Smith looks to be in for the long haul

35.4

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, 3 runs, too straight and hit straight back down the ground

35.5

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, back to leaving

35.6

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, too wide of off-stump for any shot to be offered

End of over 36 (4 runs) Scotland 114/8

    • GD Drummond 9 (12b 1x4)
    • SJS Smith 3 (21b)
    • Rizwan Cheema 3-0-9-1
36.1

Khurram Chohan to Smith, 2 runs, turned through the vacant mid-on area

36.2

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, blocked in to the covers

36.3

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, left alone again

36.4

Khurram Chohan to Smith, no run, evaded once more

36.5

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, FOUR, great straight drive for four runs

36.6

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, no run, solid defence to finish

End of over 37 (7 runs) Scotland 121/8

    • GD Drummond 15 (14b 2x4)
    • SJS Smith 4 (25b)
    • Khurram Chohan 11-4-25-4
37.1

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, blocked away to the leg-side

37.2

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, blocked to mid-on this time

37.3

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, leaves on length and the keeper gathers

37.4

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, another leave as it's hitting about a fifth off-stump

37.5

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, play and miss slightly closer to the stumps

37.6

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, guided along the ground to gully

Scotland trying to consolidate here

End of over 38 (maiden) Scotland 121/8

    • SJS Smith 4 (31b)
    • GD Drummond 15 (14b 2x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 4-1-9-1
38.1

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, no run, bouncer and Drummond ducks out the way

38.2

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, FOUR, found the gap between slips and gully once more

38.3

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, no run, no run as the ball raps him on the legs

38.4

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, FOUR, pulls away the shorter ball over mid-on

38.5

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, FOUR, shorter again and this time pulled away over square leg for four more. Great cheers from his Scottish team mates sitting outside the pavillion

38.6

Khurram Chohan to Drummond, no run, happy to defend the fuller ball

End of over 39 (12 runs) Scotland 133/8

    • GD Drummond 27 (20b 5x4)
    • SJS Smith 4 (31b)
    • Khurram Chohan 12-4-37-4
39.1

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, blocked in to the leg-side

39.2

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, defended off the front foot once more

39.3

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, leaves the shorter ball alone

39.4

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, left once more on length

39.5

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, blocked back to the bowler

39.6

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, defended to mid-on

The Scottish pair have obvioulsy decided that Smith will block and consolidate while Drummond will have license to hit runs. The towering Osinde to return from the other end

End of over 40 (maiden) Scotland 133/8

    • SJS Smith 4 (37b)
    • GD Drummond 27 (20b 5x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 5-2-9-1
40.1

Osinde to Drummond, no run, left alone as he has a look

40.2

Osinde to Drummond, 2 runs, cut away in front of point and they stutter for the third run before deciding against it

40.3

Osinde to Drummond, no run, decent pace beats the forward defensive

40.4

Osinde to Drummond, no run, left alone away from off-stump again

40.5

Osinde to Drummond, no run, fuller delivery and a wild swing and miss from Drummond there

40.6

Osinde to Drummond, no run, shorter ball left alone and that's the over

End of over 41 (2 runs) Scotland 135/8

    • GD Drummond 29 (26b 5x4)
    • SJS Smith 4 (37b)
    • H Osinde 13-1-55-2
41.1

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, sold forward defence

41.2

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, leaves it alone and looking settled at the crease

41.3

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, FOUR, lovely cover drive beats the field and races away for four

41.4

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, big lbw shout but looked a bit high and the umpire says no

41.5

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, left alone on length

41.6

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, blocks off the back foot

Match State: Drinks Short break for drinks

End of over 42 (4 runs) Scotland 139/8

    • SJS Smith 8 (43b 1x4)
    • GD Drummond 29 (26b 5x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 6-2-13-1
42.1

Osinde to Drummond, no run, well timed straight drive fielded well at mid-off

42.2

Osinde to Drummond, no run, swinging away and left alone again

42.3

Osinde to Drummond, no run, left alone once more. The Scots seem happy to wait for the bad balls

42.4

Osinde to Drummond, no run, short this time and Drummond ducks under

42.5

Osinde to Drummond, FOUR, angled nicely off the bat and uses the pace to find the gap between slips and gully

42.6

Osinde to Drummond, 1 run, worked away down to fine leg

End of over 43 (5 runs) Scotland 144/8

    • GD Drummond 34 (32b 6x4)
    • SJS Smith 8 (43b 1x4)
    • H Osinde 14-1-60-2
43.1

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, blocked away to point

43.2

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, more width and the batsmen leaves it alone

43.3

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, driven away but picked up at mid-off

43.4

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, short of a length and goes for the backward defensive which catches the edge and squirts away to second slip. It drops short but a good diving stop saves a boundary

43.5

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, left on length once more

43.6

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, 1 run, straighter ball flicked off the legs to fine-leg

Drummond retains strike and is only two runs away from Ryan Watson's score of 37.

End of over 44 (1 run) Scotland 145/8

    • GD Drummond 35 (38b 6x4)
    • SJS Smith 8 (43b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 7-2-14-1
44.1

Osinde to Drummond, no run, too wide for his liking and left alone

44.2

Osinde to Drummond, no run, swinging away and left once more

44.3

Osinde to Drummond, no run, bowling well outside off-stump and left alone. These would be wides in your usual club games but not in the 4-day game

44.4

Osinde to Drummond, 2 runs, goes for a straight drive which catches a thick outside edge and it flies over point and they pick up a couple

44.5

Osinde to Drummond, no run, defended away to gully

44.6

Osinde to Drummond, no run, too wide again and left again

The 9th and 10th batsmen have formed Scotlands biggest partnership of the innings.

End of over 45 (2 runs) Scotland 147/8

    • GD Drummond 37 (44b 6x4)
    • SJS Smith 8 (43b 1x4)
    • H Osinde 15-1-62-2
45.1

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, 1 run, flicked away to square leg

45.2

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, 2 runs, too short and slapped back over mid-off but not timed enough to reach the rope

45.3

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, he has a look but decides to leaves

45.4

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, 1 run, hit through the gap at midwicket but mid-on comes round to cover

45.5

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, 2 runs, dropped in to midwicket again and the lack of pace on the ball allows them to pick up a couple

45.6

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run

End of over 46 (6 runs) Scotland 153/8

    • SJS Smith 11 (46b 1x4)
    • GD Drummond 40 (47b 6x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 8-2-20-1
46.1

Dhaniram to Drummond, no run, blocked down the track

46.2

Dhaniram to Drummond, no run, spins away off the pads

46.3

Dhaniram to Drummond, 1 leg bye, spins away off the thigh pad behind square

46.4

Dhaniram to Smith, no run, padded away

46.5

Dhaniram to Smith, no run, off the pad to silly point

46.6

Dhaniram to Smith, no run, leaves it to spin trhough to the keeper

End of over 47 (1 run, maiden) Scotland 154/8

    • SJS Smith 11 (49b 1x4)
    • GD Drummond 40 (50b 6x4)
    • S Dhaniram 1-1-0-0
47.1

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, 1 run, played to the gap right of mid-on

47.2

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, fuller ball left alone

47.3

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, leaves once more. Too short this time

47.4

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, blocked away in to the covers

47.5

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, blocked away once again

47.6

Rizwan Cheema to Smith, no run, solid defence off the back foot

End of over 48 (1 run) Scotland 155/8

    • SJS Smith 11 (54b 1x4)
    • GD Drummond 41 (51b 6x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 9-2-21-1
48.1

Dhaniram to Drummond, no run, big lbw shout but a shake of the head from the umpire

48.2

Dhaniram to Drummond, no run, spins away off the bat to silly point

48.3

Dhaniram to Drummond, 1 run, flicked behind square for one.

Drummond entering the nervous fourties

48.4

Dhaniram to Smith, no run, blocked in to the ground

48.5

Dhaniram to Smith, no run, confident defence on the front foot

48.6

Dhaniram to Smith, no run, blocked away once more

End of over 49 (1 run) Scotland 156/8

    • SJS Smith 11 (57b 1x4)
    • GD Drummond 42 (54b 6x4)
    • S Dhaniram 2-1-1-0
49.1

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, short and wide and left alone

Scotland must be please these last precious wickets have stayed intact for so long

49.2

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, great straight drive but an equally great diving stop at mid-on stops the ball. Good cricket all round

49.3

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, left alone on width again

49.4

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, swinging away from off-stump once more

49.5

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, bit quicker outside off. He has look and leaves it alone

49.6

Rizwan Cheema to Drummond, no run, solid-as-a-rock forward defence. Drummonds going nowhere in a hurry

End of over 50 (maiden) Scotland 156/8

    • GD Drummond 42 (60b 6x4)
    • SJS Smith 11 (57b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 10-3-21-1
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