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Stander boosts Scotland's lead to 242

Scotland 185 and 199 (Stander 64, Cheema 3-39) lead Canada 142 (MacLeod 4-65) by 242 runs
Scorecard

Jan Stander hit a crucial 64, the highest score of the match, as Scotland battled to a lead of 242 against Canada after their second innings was almost derailed by the visiting seamers as ball continued to dominated the game. The home side secured an advantage of 43, but again struggled with the bat as they stumbled to 99 for 7 before Stander and Gordon Drummond put Scotland back in the driving seat with a stand of 69.

Scotland were batting with ten men after wicketkeeper Simon Smith dislocated his shoulder during a morning warm-up game of football. He went to hospital where the injury was assessed and returned with his arm in a sling. Although the damage wasn't as serious as first feared the pain prevented him taking further part and he is a doubt for the forthcoming one-day internationals.

However, it was the problems of Scotland's top order that left them struggling to build a match-winning lead. Moeeb Iqbal edged an ambitious drive to slip and he was soon followed by Fraser Watts who prodded uncertainly at Khurram Chohan, continuing his impressive performance after claiming six in the first innings.

Chohan also removed Neil McCallum between Rizwan Cheema snaring Ryan Watson - who pulled a slower ball to midwicket - and Richie Berrington. Cheema's third was Ewan Chalmers and when Majid Haq became Chohan's third Scotland were falling away.

The game swung again, though, as Stander and Drummond produced the highest stand of the match. Drummond continued to be inspired by the captaincy with his second vital innings of the game to follow his 52 on the opening day. He finally fell for a valuable 34 and Stander was the last-man out for 64 from 128 deliveries with two sixes.

Stander had earlier helped wrap up Canada's first innings as he and Callum McLeod took the final three wickets for 30 runs in 10 overs. Cheema and Chohan fought hard to edge towards Scotland's total before causing more problems with the ball. But Scotland's lead could yet prove decisive.

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Canada 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20GEF BarnettTC Bastiampillai
1st2S JyotiTC Bastiampillai
2nd11S JyotiQaiser Ali
3rd15S JyotiRizwan Cheema
4th12S DhaniramS Jyoti
5th64Khurram ChohanS Jyoti
6th4AA MullaKhurram Chohan
7th5AA MullaU Bhatti
8th42AA MullaS Keshvani
9th23GEF BarnettS Keshvani
10th15GEF BarnettH Osinde