Canada tour of Scotland, 1st ODI: Scotland v Canada at Aberdeen, Jul 7, 2009
Canada won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
7 July 2009 (50-over match)

Good morning and welcome to Mannofield in Aberdeen for ball-by-ball coverage fo the first ODI between Scotland and Canada with me Callum Stewart . There has been some heavy overnight showers and it has just stopped raining this morning. The covers are on at the momet and the groundstaff are in discussion out in the middle. No start time has been set yet but hopefully there will not be too much delay barring no more showers.

10.00am - The umpires are currently making a thorough inspection of the outfield and the square so we should expect some news shortly.

10.10am - Unfortunatley due the amount of rain that has fallen overnight parts of the outfield are too wet for the umpires to allow play at the current time. They are particularly concerned with the 30-yard circle area being too damp. More news to follow on a proposed start time as we get it.

10.30am - We have some more hopefull signs here in the North East of Scotland. The sun is trying to peek through and the groundstaff are taking the sheets off the square. The umpires are returning for another inspection. The word from the middle is that we will now have an 11.30am start which means we will have a full 50 over game pending there are no more showers. The rest of the covers are coming off and the teams take to the field to warm-up.

10.40am - Entrance costs a credit crunch busting nothing today so feel free to come down to Mannofield to watch some high class international cricket. Scotland will be looking for revenge following their embarrassing 148 run defeat to Canada during the World Cup qualifiers in April. Scotland have a very different side to the one which appeared in South Africa with no fewer than seven changes to the team. 11.00am - The skies are clear now and Canada have won the toss and will put Scotland in to bat. Join us here on cricinfo tomorrow for the big game...the second ODI between Scotland and Canada.

We will also be covering the other game that's on tomorrow. Only 24 hours to go until the start of the Ashes and you can follow every ball here live on cricinfo.

11.20am - The weather forecast is for a few gentle showers this afternoon but hopefully they will miss Aberdeen. The Scots are back in the changing room while the Canadians do a few final fielding drills and marking the run-ups.

11.25am - The Canadian bowlers are just warming-up and Hamilton and Watts have the pads on for Scotland. Play to start shortly.

0.1

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, good line and length left alone for the keeper

0.2

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, flicked to square leg

0.3

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

0.4

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, defended off the front foot to the leg-side

0.5

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, blocked to mid-off

0.6

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, cover-drive splits the field but only a single

End of over 1 (1 run) Scotland 1/0

    • GM Hamilton 1 (6b)
    • DF Watts 0 (0b)
    • U Bhatti 1-0-1-0
1.1

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, good line and length does a bit off the pitch and Hamilton leaves.

Two slips in for the Canadians.

1.2

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, shorter ball defended up high

1.3

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, Hamilton evades on a good length again

1.4

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, fuller and quicker ball which Hamilton doesn't get close too

1.5

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

1.6

Osinde to Hamilton, 1 run, shorter ball defended off the back foot to silly point and they scramble through a single to keep Hamilton on strike

End of over 2 (1 run) Scotland 2/0

    • GM Hamilton 2 (12b)
    • DF Watts 0 (0b)
    • H Osinde 1-0-1-0
2.1

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, massive lbw shout as the ball raps off the pads and the Canadians seem convinced but the umpire doesn't agree

2.2

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, blocked back to the bowler

2.3

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, defended to mid-on

2.4

Bhatti to Hamilton, FOUR, too straight and played beautifully off his legs beating the diving fielder at square leg and the ball trickles to the boundary

2.5

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, on his legs again this time flicked to the man at fine leg

Watts to face his first delivery

2.6

Bhatti to Watts, no run, full outside off-stump and left alone

End of over 3 (5 runs) Scotland 7/0

    • DF Watts 0 (1b)
    • GM Hamilton 7 (17b 1x4)
    • U Bhatti 2-0-6-0
3.1

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, blocked down to point

3.2

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, defended off the back foot to backward point

3.3

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, flicked to square leg but no run

3.4

Osinde to Hamilton, 2 runs, driven through the covers for a couple this time

3.5

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, evades the ball on a good length outside off

3.6

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, blocked off the back foot to the shorter delivery

End of over 4 (2 runs) Scotland 9/0

    • GM Hamilton 9 (23b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 0 (1b)
    • H Osinde 2-0-3-0
4.1

Bhatti to Watts, no run, sold defence back to the bowler

4.2

Bhatti to Watts, SIX, quality shot! Gets off the mark in style as he lifts the ball over mid-off and the ball sails all the way over the rope. He hardly seemed to follow through on that too

4.3

Bhatti to Watts, no run, leaves the wider ball alone

4.4

Bhatti to Watts, no run, blocked back to the bowler

4.5

Bhatti to Watts, no run, defended off to the covers

4.6

Bhatti to Watts, 2 runs, flicked through the gap between midwicket and mid-on for a couple

End of over 5 (8 runs) Scotland 17/0

    • DF Watts 8 (7b 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 9 (23b 1x4)
    • U Bhatti 3-0-14-0
5.1

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, angled off the back foot to point

5.2

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

5.3

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, blocked in to the covers

5.4

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, fended off towards point

5.5

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, driven straight at mid-off

5.6

Osinde to Hamilton, no run, blocked to point and a maiden over for Osinde

Chohan's coming on to ball to try and replicate some of the magic he produced in the four day game.

End of over 6 (maiden) Scotland 17/0

    • GM Hamilton 9 (29b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 8 (7b 1x6)
    • H Osinde 3-1-3-0
6.1

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, fuller ball left outside off

6.2

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, blocked in to the ground and the ball runs away to the slips

6.3

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 1 run, edge trickles away to third man

6.4

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, blocked off the front foot to cover

6.5

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, finds the edge but the ball runs away to third man again

6.6

Khurram Chohan to Watts, FOUR, powerful cover drive which wins the race to the boundary against the fielders who chase in vain

End of over 7 (6 runs) Scotland 23/0

    • DF Watts 13 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 10 (31b 1x4)
    • Khurram Chohan 1-0-6-0
7.1

Osinde to Hamilton, 1 run, short and straight turned through square leg but good fielding keeps it to a single

7.2

Osinde to Watts, no run, great pace and bounce from the tall Odinde and Hamilton sways out the way

7.3

Osinde to Watts, no run, great line and length left alone outside off-stump

7.4

Osinde to Watts, no run, angled off the bat and second slip makes a good diving stop

7.5

Osinde to Watts, FOUR, too short and clubbed away at chest height through square leg for four more

7.6

Osinde to Watts, no run, brilliant comeback from Osinde who squares up Watts and the ball flies past his bat in to the keepers gloves

End of over 8 (5 runs) Scotland 28/0

    • DF Watts 17 (16b 2x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 11 (32b 1x4)
    • H Osinde 4-1-8-0
8.1

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, driven straight to mid-on

8.2

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, driven straight to mid-on

8.3

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, driven straight to mid-off this time who mis-fields allowing them to jog a gifted single

8.4

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, blocked to short cover

8.5

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 1 run, turned round the corner to fine leg

8.6

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, cut away to third man

End of over 9 (3 runs) Scotland 31/0

    • GM Hamilton 13 (36b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 18 (18b 2x4 1x6)
    • Khurram Chohan 2-0-9-0
9.1

Osinde to Hamilton, 1 run, drop and run to mid-off and the fielder cannot make a clean pick-up under the pressure and Hamilton makes his ground

9.2

Osinde to Watts, no run, blocked off the back foot in to the covers

9.3

Osinde to Watts, 1 run, quick running to the man at square leg this time

9.4

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

9.5

Osinde to Hamilton, 1 wide, too far down leg-side

9.5

Osinde to Hamilton, 1 wide, slower ball too wide of the mark

9.5

Osinde to Hamilton, 1 run, edged down to third man

9.6

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

End of over 10 (5 runs) Scotland 36/0

    • DF Watts 19 (21b 2x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 15 (39b 1x4)
    • H Osinde 5-1-13-0
10.1

Baidwan to Hamilton, no run, play and a miss

10.2

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, drives it wide of the man at mid-off

10.3

Baidwan to Watts, 2 runs, some comedy fielding at square leg lets them run two

10.4

Baidwan to Watts, FOUR, pulled away past square leg for four more. Watts enjoying himself out there

10.5

Baidwan to Watts, no run, blocked to point

10.6

Baidwan to Watts, no run, driven back to the bowler

Chohan returns from the other end

End of over 11 (7 runs) Scotland 43/0

    • DF Watts 25 (25b 3x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 16 (41b 1x4)
    • HS Baidwan 1-0-7-0
11.1

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

11.2

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 3 runs, flicked off his legs and times it to perfection

11.3

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 2 runs, angles the ball away wide of third man

11.4

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, blocks it away to point

11.5

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, defended away to backward point

11.6

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 1 run, flicked through square leg to retain the strike

End of over 12 (6 runs) Scotland 49/0

    • DF Watts 28 (29b 3x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 19 (43b 1x4)
    • Khurram Chohan 3-0-15-0
12.1

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, too short and pulled away from Watts. The ball's in the air but drops short of the man at deep square leg who fields

50 up for Scotland from 12.1 overs.

12.2

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked to the man at deep square leg

12.3

Baidwan to Watts, FOUR, a straight half-volley and Watts plays it straight back past Baidwan with force as the ball goes for a flat one-bounce four

12.4

Baidwan to Watts, no run, defended back to the bowler

12.5

Baidwan to Watts, no run, defended to point

12.6

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, leans the bat to angle to ball down to third man

Run rate starting to creep up now for the Scots.

End of over 13 (7 runs) Scotland 56/0

    • DF Watts 34 (34b 4x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 20 (44b 1x4)
    • HS Baidwan 2-0-14-0
13.1

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, blocked to point

13.2

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, defended to the leg-side

13.3

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 1 run, quick single to point who fumbles

13.4

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, blocked away off the front foot

13.5

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, attempted drive gets an edge down to third man

13.6

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 2 runs, flicked away with ease down to fine leg and he turns quickly and sprints back for the second. Good running

End of over 14 (4 runs) Scotland 60/0

    • DF Watts 37 (38b 4x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 21 (46b 1x4)
    • Khurram Chohan 4-0-19-0
14.1

Baidwan to Hamilton, no run, straight drive off the back foot to mid-on

14.2

Baidwan to Hamilton, no run, blocked to short cover

14.3

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, pulled away to deep square leg

14.4

Baidwan to Watts, no run, blocked down to short leg

14.5

Baidwan to Watts, no run, drives to mid-off

14.6

Baidwan to Watts, FOUR, goes for the big shot to finish the over and it's high and straight. The man at deep mid-off tries to get round but can only get a diving hand on the ball before it bounces just before the rope for four

End of over 15 (5 runs) Scotland 65/0

    • DF Watts 41 (41b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 22 (49b 1x4)
    • HS Baidwan 3-0-19-0
15.1

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, swing and a miss outside off-stump

15.2

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, shorter and straighter this time. Hamilton tries to nudge to ball down to third man but misses again

15.3

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, drop and run to mid-off. It's risky but the fielder is in two minds about which end to shy at giving Watts enough time to get home at the strikers end

15.4

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 1 run, off his legs down to backward square leg

15.5

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, straight drive but a good diving stop from Chohan

15.6

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, swing and a miss to complete the over

End of over 16 (2 runs) Scotland 67/0

    • GM Hamilton 23 (54b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 42 (42b 5x4 1x6)
    • Khurram Chohan 5-0-21-0
16.1

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, angled away down to third man

16.2

Baidwan to Hamilton, 2 runs, flicked off his legs through midwicket for a couple

16.3

Baidwan to Hamilton, no run, blocked to point

16.4

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, too straight and he works to ball to deep square leg

16.5

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, using the gaps to the deep fielders once again

16.6

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

Scotland happy to deal in singles. Watts indicates he wants a drink.

Keshvani to bring some spin to the attack

End of over 17 (6 runs) Scotland 73/0

    • GM Hamilton 27 (58b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 44 (44b 5x4 1x6)
    • HS Baidwan 4-0-25-0
17.1

Keshvani to Hamilton, no run, blocked to short cover

17.2

Keshvani to Hamilton, 4 runs, all run! Great cover drive and the fielders make a mess of it on the boundary. Watts steams back for the fourth and gets home just in time

17.3

Keshvani to Hamilton, no run, blocked away to point

17.4

Keshvani to Hamilton, 1 run, quick single to mid-off

17.5

Keshvani to Watts, no run, defended off the back foot

17.6

Keshvani to Watts, 1 run, another quick single to finish with to point

End of over 18 (6 runs) Scotland 79/0

    • DF Watts 45 (46b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 32 (62b 1x4)
    • S Keshvani 1-0-6-0
18.1

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, no run, play and a miss

18.2

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 run, easy single to deep square

18.3

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, beaten by the bounce

18.4

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, the length from Cheema causing Hamilton some problems

18.5

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, defended to short leg and they sprint a single

18.6

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 wide, going too far down the leg-side

18.6

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 leg bye, off his hip to short leg and another quick single

End of over 19 (4 runs) Scotland 83/0

    • DF Watts 46 (49b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 33 (65b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 1-0-3-0
19.1

Keshvani to Watts, 1 run, dropped in to the gap in the leg-side

19.2

Keshvani to Hamilton, 1 run, angled away off the spin and some more smart running between the wickets

19.3

Keshvani to Watts, no run, the ball turns a bit and hits off the wood looping up in the air but drops safely down the wicket

19.4

Keshvani to Watts, 3 runs, pulled through midwicket and good fielding saves the boundary but Watts is happy with three to bring up his half-century

19.5

Keshvani to Hamilton, 1 run, takes one to just wide of mid-on

19.6

Keshvani to Watts, no run, flicked to square leg

End of over 20 (6 runs) Scotland 89/0

    • DF Watts 50 (53b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 35 (67b 1x4)
    • S Keshvani 2-0-12-0
20.1

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

20.2

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, straight drive but fielded at mid-on

20.3

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, takes a single to wide of cover

20.4

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, no run, solid block off the front foot

The Scots are looking for quick singles everywhere.

20.5

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 run, dropped in to short leg and the fielder can't make a clean pick-up under the pressure

20.6

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, finds the edge and runs away to point

End of over 21 (2 runs) Scotland 91/0

    • GM Hamilton 36 (71b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 51 (55b 5x4 1x6)
    • Rizwan Cheema 2-0-5-0
21.1

Keshvani to Watts, 2 runs, flicked to square leg and some more clown-like fielding from the Canadians. The man chasing from backward square dives and flicks the ball wide of the man coming in from the boundary. The ball runs past them both giving the Scots and extra run

21.2

Keshvani to Watts, 3 runs, cut away to the rope at backward point

21.3

Keshvani to Hamilton, 1 run, blocked in to the off-side and another quick single

21.4

Keshvani to Watts, 1 run, easy run to third man

21.5

Keshvani to Hamilton, 2 runs, misfield brings up the 100 for Scotland

21.6

Keshvani to Hamilton, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 22 (9 runs) Scotland 100/0

    • GM Hamilton 39 (74b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 57 (58b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Keshvani 3-0-21-0
22.1

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 run, driven to the man at deep cover

22.2

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, play and a miss and a stumping appeal but not out given by the umpire

22.3

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, defended back to the bowler

22.4

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, down to the man at deep square leg

22.5

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 run, cut away to backward point who makes a good stop

22.6

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, prodded away down to third man

End of over 23 (4 runs) Scotland 104/0

    • GM Hamilton 41 (78b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 59 (60b 5x4 1x6)
    • Rizwan Cheema 3-0-9-0
23.1

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 1 run, quick single in to the leg-side

23.2

Dhaniram to Watts, no run, defended to backward point

23.3

Dhaniram to Watts, 1 run, another quick single from the Scots. Just dropped the ball in to the short cover area

23.4

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 1 run, driven straight at midwicket who makes a good diving stop but can't stop one

23.5

Dhaniram to Watts, 1 run, cut away off the back foot to the man at deep point

23.6

Dhaniram to Hamilton, no run, tries to sweep and a semi-appeal goes up for lbw with no interest from the umpire

End of over 24 (4 runs) Scotland 108/0

    • GM Hamilton 43 (81b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 61 (63b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Dhaniram 1-0-4-0
24.1

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 run, turned round the corner to fine leg

24.2

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, straight at midwicket

24.3

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, no run, blocked to midwicket

24.4

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 run, quick single to point

24.5

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to short leg and good running again

24.6

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, no run, defended down the track

End of over 25 (4 runs) Scotland 112/0

    • DF Watts 63 (67b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 44 (83b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 4-0-12-0
25.1

Dhaniram to Hamilton, no run, attempted sweep misses

25.2

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 2 runs, late cut fielded on the boundary at point

25.3

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 2 runs, sweep shot works this time to deep square leg

25.4

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 1 run, jogs a single to long-off

25.5

Dhaniram to Watts, no run, hits the pads and an appeal goes up but not out

25.6

Dhaniram to Watts, 1 run, quick single to the leg-side

End of over 26 (6 runs) Scotland 118/0

    • DF Watts 64 (69b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 49 (87b 1x4)
    • S Dhaniram 2-0-10-0
26.1

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 3 runs, diving stop from Osinde on the square leg boundary

26.2

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, easy single to long-on

26.3

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 leg bye, off his pads again

26.4

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, another single to long-off

26.5

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, no run, blocked away to cover

26.6

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, no run, solid defending from Watts

End of over 27 (6 runs) Scotland 124/0

    • DF Watts 67 (73b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 51 (89b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 5-0-17-0
27.1

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked to midwicket

Both teams seem happy to give and take singles here. Very defensive field setting from Canada.

27.2

Dhaniram to Watts, 1 run, clipped down to long-on

27.3

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked to midwicket but in the air and a great diving effort from the fielder

27.4

Dhaniram to Watts, 1 run, another single this time to short fine leg

27.5

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 2 runs, sweep shot goes fine but well fielded saves a couple

27.6

Dhaniram to Hamilton, 1 run, full toss worked fine leg and another single

End of over 28 (7 runs) Scotland 131/0

    • GM Hamilton 56 (93b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 69 (75b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Dhaniram 3-0-17-0
28.1

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, driven to long-on

28.2

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 1 run, cut to deep point

28.3

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, angled away but a good diving stop at backward point

28.4

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, the shot works this time down to third man for one

28.5

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, no run, drives straight to midwicket. The fielder dives to stop and pushes the ball away from him. Watts wants a run but Hamilton picks the ball up and hands it to the bowler!

28.6

Rizwan Cheema to Watts, 2 runs, clipped through midwicket and doesn't quite reach the boundary

The skies are clear now but it is freezing here in Aberdeen compared to the last few days.

End of over 29 (5 runs) Scotland 136/0

    • DF Watts 72 (78b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 58 (96b 1x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 6-0-22-0
29.1

Jyoti to Hamilton, no run, off the pads down to short cover

29.2

Jyoti to Hamilton, no run, play and a miss from Hamilton

29.3

Jyoti to Hamilton, 1 run, nudged to backward point and good running again

29.4

Jyoti to Watts, 1 run, quick single to the man at point

29.5

Jyoti to Hamilton, 3 runs, stops just short of the rope at cow corner after being driven through the leg-side

29.6

Jyoti to Watts, no run, blocked away to the bowler

End of over 30 (5 runs) Scotland 141/0

    • DF Watts 73 (80b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 62 (100b 1x4)
    • S Jyoti 1-0-5-0
30.1

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, no run, defended once more

30.2

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 leg bye, off the pad and they scramble a single

30.3

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, blocked away in to the covers

30.4

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, defended away to the leg-side

30.5

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 1 run, driven to long-on

30.6

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, prodded in to the empty covers

End of over 31 (3 runs) Scotland 144/0

    • GM Hamilton 63 (103b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 74 (83b 5x4 1x6)
    • Khurram Chohan 6-0-23-0
31.1

Jyoti to Hamilton, 1 run, uses the spin to angle the ball away to short third man

31.2

Jyoti to Watts, 1 run, flicked through square leg and the man in the deep fields

31.3

Jyoti to Hamilton, no run, straight drive picked up by the bowler

31.4

Jyoti to Hamilton, 1 run, full toss and a reverse sweep through midwicket

31.5

Jyoti to Watts, no run, big swing and a miss and the ball cannons away off his pads

31.6

Jyoti to Watts, no run, driven to midwicket

End of over 32 (3 runs) Scotland 147/0

    • DF Watts 75 (86b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 65 (106b 1x4)
    • S Jyoti 2-0-8-0
32.1

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, big swing ends up going along the ground to long-off

32.2

Khurram Chohan to Watts, no run, big swing and a miss from Watts. The keeper appeals for a stumping but not out.

Looks like the Scots will switch to T20 mode now with all their wickets intact and only 18 overs to go.

32.3

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 3 runs, flicks it away through behind square leg and good running for the third

Some ominous dark clouds starting to gather.

32.4

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, easy single to long-on

32.5

Khurram Chohan to Watts, 1 run, another easy single down the ground

32.6

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 2 runs, across the line slog sweep which is mistimed. Luckily the ball drops in between two fielders at cow corner and he's safe

End of over 33 (8 runs) Scotland 155/0

    • GM Hamilton 69 (109b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 79 (89b 5x4 1x6)
    • Khurram Chohan 7-0-31-0
33.1

Jyoti to Watts, 2 runs, pulled to deep square leg and well weighted. Some great running too and they take two to the man supposed to be saving two. The fielder gets some abuse from his teamates as he retreats to his fielding position

33.2

Jyoti to Watts, 2 runs, drives through deep cover

33.3

Jyoti to Watts, 1 run, quick single to point this time

33.4

Jyoti to Hamilton, no run, off the edge of the bat and the ball spins away harmlessly

33.5

Jyoti to Hamilton, no run, spins away off the pads again

33.6

Jyoti to Hamilton, no run, another dot ball to finish the over

End of over 34 (5 runs) Scotland 160/0

    • GM Hamilton 69 (112b 1x4)
    • DF Watts 84 (92b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Jyoti 3-0-13-0
34.1

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, driven straight down the ground but a great dive from cover

34.2

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, pulled away but fielded on the ropes

34.3

Baidwan to Watts, no run, big swing and a miss outside of off-stump

34.4

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, full toss flicked to midwicket

34.5

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, slower and shorter ball surprises Hamilton and the ball loops in the air and along the ground down to third man

34.6

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

End of over 35 (4 runs) Scotland 164/0

    • DF Watts 86 (96b 5x4 1x6)
    • GM Hamilton 71 (114b 1x4)
    • HS Baidwan 5-0-29-0
35.1

Jyoti to Hamilton, 2 runs, straight drive and well fielded but they pick up two

35.2

Jyoti to Hamilton, FOUR, effective slog sweep on one knee and a one bounce four at cow corner

Scotland starting to put their foot on the pedal now

35.3

Jyoti to Hamilton, 1 run, needless reverse sweep for a single to short fine leg

35.4

Jyoti to Watts, 1 leg bye, drops off the pads and a lbw shout goes up but they scramble through a single as the umpire says no

35.5

Jyoti to Hamilton, no run, reverse sweep straight to the man at point

35.6

Jyoti to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked round the corner to short fine leg and good running from Watts

Match State: Drinks

End of over 36 (9 runs) Scotland 173/0

    • GM Hamilton 79 (119b 2x4)
    • DF Watts 86 (97b 5x4 1x6)
    • S Jyoti 4-0-21-0
36.1

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, leans the ball away down to third man

36.2

Baidwan to Watts, FOUR, textbook straight drive. So well timed that it splits the fielders at long-off and long-on

36.3

Baidwan to Watts, no run, cut away straight to backward point

36.4

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, driven straight to long-off

36.5

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, played down to fine leg

36.6

Baidwan to Watts, SIX, shot! Gives it a big swing and the ball sails all the way over cow corner for a maximum

Watts on 97 now.

End of over 37 (13 runs) Scotland 186/0

    • DF Watts 97 (101b 6x4 2x6)
    • GM Hamilton 81 (121b 2x4)
    • HS Baidwan 6-0-42-0
37.1

Bhatti to Hamilton, 2 runs, flicked away through square leg

37.2

Bhatti to Hamilton, no run, straight to midwicket this time

37.3

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, technically dropped. Straight drive hammered back at the bowler who sticks a hand out. That's gotta hurt and they run a single

37.4

Bhatti to Watts, 1 run, driven to long-off

37.5

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, driven to long-off again. Easy singles down the ground

37.6

Bhatti to Watts, no run, play and a miss. Nervous moments for Watts

End of over 38 (5 runs) Scotland 191/0

    • DF Watts 98 (103b 6x4 2x6)
    • GM Hamilton 85 (125b 2x4)
    • U Bhatti 4-0-19-0
38.1

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked down the ground for one

38.2

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, another easy single to midwicket this time

38.3

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, straight down the ground for another single

38.4

Baidwan to Watts, 1 run, clipped to midwicket and he sets off at a sprint. Loud applause as he reaches the other end and a handshake from Hamilton as he lifts his bat in appreciation to the crowd. Great batting

38.5

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, easy single straight to long-off

38.6

Baidwan to Watts, no run, big swing and a miss

End of over 39 (5 runs) Scotland 196/0

    • DF Watts 100 (106b 6x4 2x6)
    • GM Hamilton 88 (128b 2x4)
    • HS Baidwan 7-0-47-0
39.1

Bhatti to Hamilton, FOUR, seems to miss everything but the umpire gives the runs as the ball races away down the ground

39.2

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, clipped away through midwicket

39.3

Bhatti to Watts, no run, big swing and a miss

39.4

Bhatti to Watts, 1 run, angled away down to third man

39.5

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, hit and run straight to point. Direct hit might have been gone

39.6

Bhatti to Watts, OUT, and he's gone! Not really too many celebrations from the Canadians but Chohan takes a wonderful diving catch at cover. The damage has been done

DF Watts c Khurram Chohan b Bhatti 101 (159m 108b 6x4 2x6) SR: 93.51

End of over 40 (7 runs) Scotland 203/1

    • GM Hamilton 94 (131b 3x4)
    • U Bhatti 5-0-26-1
40.1

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 run, easy single down to long-on

40.2

Baidwan to Poonia, no run, blocked to midwicket

40.3

Baidwan to Poonia, 2 runs, pulled through the leg-side

40.4

Baidwan to Poonia, 1 run, played off his hips through the leg-side

40.5

Baidwan to Hamilton, 1 leg bye, clatters off the thigh pad

40.6

Baidwan to Poonia, no run, digs out a yorker

End of over 41 (5 runs) Scotland 208/1

    • NS Poonia 3 (4b)
    • GM Hamilton 95 (133b 3x4)
    • HS Baidwan 8-0-51-0
41.1

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, turned to deep square leg

41.2

Bhatti to Poonia, 1 run, sails over point

41.3

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, easy single through midwicket

41.4

Bhatti to Poonia, 1 run, exploits the gap again in the leg-side

41.5

Bhatti to Hamilton, 1 run, easy singles here

41.6

Bhatti to Poonia, 1 run, no problem taking one down the ground

Scotland have announced the batting powerplay.

End of over 42 (6 runs) Scotland 214/1

    • NS Poonia 6 (7b)
    • GM Hamilton 98 (136b 3x4)
    • U Bhatti 6-0-32-1
42.1

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, 1 run, clipped off his legs in the air through square leg. Drops short of the boundary fielder

Hamilton on strike on 98.

42.2

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 2 runs, nervous times! The ball catches the edge and just flies over midwicket before dropping safely. He jogs back for the second to the delights of the crowd. Well batted

42.3

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, one across the line down to long-on

42.4

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, no run, tries to work it through the legside but off the pads

42.5

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, 1 run, through midwicket again for one

42.6

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, no run, swing and a miss from Hamilton and the ball bounces a little high catching him on the crown jewels. He hops around his crease in pain and tries to walk it off.

Hamilton's still kneeling down at the non-strikers end as a few of his team mates from the balcony have a good chuckle.

End of over 43 (5 runs) Scotland 219/1

    • GM Hamilton 101 (139b 3x4)
    • NS Poonia 8 (10b)
    • Rizwan Cheema 7-0-27-0
43.1

Khurram Chohan to Poonia, no run, swipe and a miss from Poonia

43.2

Khurram Chohan to Poonia, FOUR, makes contact this time. The ball flies high over the bowlers head and bounces once before disappearing in to some bushes in front on the Mannofield clubhouse

43.3

Khurram Chohan to Poonia, 1 run, clubbed away to long-on for another single

43.4

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 2 runs, risky shot. Hamilton tries to ramp the ball over short leg and doesn't catch it right. The ball sails just over square leg but that was a needless shot

43.5

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 2 runs, hit straight down the ground and good running for the second

43.6

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 2 runs, the ramp shot works a bit better this time finding the gap for a couple

End of over 44 (11 runs) Scotland 230/1

    • GM Hamilton 107 (142b 3x4)
    • NS Poonia 13 (13b 1x4)
    • Khurram Chohan 8-0-42-0
44.1

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, 1 run, great cover drive but there's a man on it at the rope

44.2

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 1 run, hit straight to the man at cover but they still scramble a single

The Canadian heads look down out there.

44.3

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, no run, blocked back down the track

44.4

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, FOUR, too short from the bowler and Poonia rocks back pulling the ball high over midwicket where it lands just short of the rope

44.5

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, 2 runs, full toss worked away through square leg and another fielding error from the Canadians as he fumbles the pick-up

44.6

Rizwan Cheema to Poonia, 1 run, driven straight to the man at deep cover

End of over 45 (9 runs) Scotland 239/1

    • NS Poonia 21 (18b 2x4)
    • GM Hamilton 108 (143b 3x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 8-0-36-0
45.1

Khurram Chohan to Poonia, 1 run, bottom edge cannons in to the ground and away to short third man

45.2

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 run, yorker delivery dug out to short cover and they sprint a single

45.3

Khurram Chohan to Poonia, OUT, shorter ball and Poonia skies the ball straight up in the air. The ball is swirling in the wind but is eventually caught at square leg by Jyoti. A good cameo from Poonia who scored quick runs

NS Poonia c Jyoti b Khurram Chohan 22 (22m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

45.4

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short cover

45.5

Khurram Chohan to Stander, 1 run, great cut shot but a good diving stops prevents the ball reaching the boundary

45.6

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, 2 runs, flicks it away fine. Both fine leg and third man are up allowing them to take a second

End of over 46 (6 runs) Scotland 245/2

    • GM Hamilton 111 (146b 3x4)
    • JH Stander 1 (1b)
    • Khurram Chohan 9-0-47-1
46.1

Rizwan Cheema to Stander, no run, wild swing and miss from Stander as he looks for quick runs

46.2

Rizwan Cheema to Stander, no run, another big shot misses and the ball runs away off the pads

46.3

Rizwan Cheema to Stander, 1 run, dropped in to short leg for a single

46.4

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, SIX, too short from Cheema and Hamilton pulls the ball making good contact. The ball just make it over the rope for a maximum.

Scotland highest ever score for a batsmen in a ODI is Ryan Watson's 123* v Canada in January 2007.

46.5

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, 2 runs, OUT, misfield at long-on gifts a second

JH Stander run out 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

46.6

Rizwan Cheema to Hamilton, OUT

JH Stander run out 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 47 (9 runs) Scotland 254/2

    • GM Hamilton 119 (149b 3x4 1x6)
    • Rizwan Cheema 9-0-45-0
47.1

Khurram Chohan to Hamilton, OUT, and he's gone! Tries to work to ball down to the leg-side but gets a high top edge which carries all the way down to third man who takes the catch with ease

GM Hamilton c Rizwan Cheema b Khurram Chohan 119 (191m 152b 3x4 1x6) SR: 78.28

47.2

Khurram Chohan to Watson, 1 run, easy single to long-on

47.3

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, FOUR, great pull shot over midwicket

47.4

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, no run, play and a miss with the drive

47.5

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, 1 wide, too far outside off

47.5

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, 2 runs, full toss pulled through square leg

47.6

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, 1 run, easy single to cover

End of over 48 (9 runs) Scotland 263/4

    • NFI McCallum 7 (4b 1x4)
    • RR Watson 1 (1b)
    • Khurram Chohan 10-0-56-2
48.1

Rizwan Cheema to McCallum, FOUR, stunning drive through the covers goes past one fielder and splits another two

48.2

Rizwan Cheema to McCallum, 1 run, easy single to deep midwicket

48.3

Rizwan Cheema to Watson, 2 runs, hit straight down the ground and a fumble allows them a second

48.4

Rizwan Cheema to Watson, SIX, shot! Hit high and straight and the fielder flails on the boundary as the ball goes over his head and takes one bounce before going over a wall in to a nearby garden

Slight pause in play while about ten kids look over the wall to try and find the ball.

48.5

Rizwan Cheema to Watson, no run, bottom edge runs away safely to the keeper

48.6

Rizwan Cheema to Watson, no run, good yorker ball dug out back to the bowler

Here comes the last over with Baidwan given the honours.

End of over 49 (13 runs) Scotland 276/4

    • RR Watson 9 (5b 1x6)
    • NFI McCallum 12 (6b 2x4)
    • Rizwan Cheema 10-0-58-0
49.1

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, 1 run, driven straight to cover and they sprint one

49.2

Khurram Chohan to Watson, 2 runs, cut away past the man diving at cover and picked up on the rope

49.3

Khurram Chohan to Watson, 2 runs, straight drive and the umpire does well to get out the way. Some good teamwork on the boundary to save runs

49.4

Khurram Chohan to Watson, 1 wide, straying down the leg-side as Watson goes for a sweep

49.4

Khurram Chohan to Watson, 1 run, pulled to the man at deep square leg. Watson wants a second but McCallum says no

49.5

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, 2 runs, mistimed shot lobs over the bowlers head. Great running from Watson as they come back for a second

49.6

Khurram Chohan to McCallum, 1 bye, slower ball fools both batsmen and keeper as McCallum misses with a swing and the ball bounces off the keepers pads giving the Scots a bye

Match State: Lunch

Well what a great effort from the Scots who were lead from the start with Hamilton and Watts who created Scotland's best ever partnership in a ODI. The Canadians now have a munro to climb with the mammoth target being set of 287 runs for victory. Do join us after the lunch break where we will see some Scottish debutants in action with the keeper Marc Petrie and bowlers Stuart Chalmers and Ally Evans. We will resume play at about 3.40pm. Match State: Innings Break Here we go. The players have finished lunch and they're walking out to the middle.

End of over 50 (10 runs) Scotland 286/4

    • NFI McCallum 15 (9b 2x4)
    • RR Watson 14 (8b 1x6)
    • Khurram Chohan 11-0-65-2
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