Result
1st Match, Edinburgh, Jul 9 2015, Group B, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
109
(10/20 ov, target 110)
110/1
Scotland won by 9 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
1y
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Spinners, Munsey shine as Scotland crush UAE

Offspinner Michael Leask and slow-left arm spinner Mark Watt claimed three wickets apiece as Scotland opened the World T20 Qualifier with a resounding nine-wicket win over Scotland in Edinburgh

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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
United Arab Emirates109(18.1 overs)
Scotland110/1(10 overs)
end of over 108 runs
SCOT: 110/1CRR: 11 
Calum MacLeod7 (8)
George Munsey62 (36)
Mohammad Naveed4-0-26-1
Amjad Javed2-0-24-0

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Preston Mommsen, Scotland captain: It is always nice to start the tournament with the win. They actually came hard in the Powerplay but we hung in. 150-160 would have been a difficult chase. I don't think there is any pressure playing at home. To get a first win under our belt is huge. We have a dynamic batting line-up and this sets the tone for us.

Mohammad Tauqir, UAE captain: We had practiced in Southampton , the conditions were different here. It is a long tournament and we need to be a bit more responsible, especially in the batting department. We had a decent World Cup. We just had a bad day and move on in the tournament. This was a 150+ wicket and we should have batted responsibly.

George Munsey, Man of the Match: It is a special place to play cricket. We have been working very hard. We tried to get ourselves in and played our shots. I enjoy batting with Coetzer and it works well.

12:20pm: Fairly subdued celebrations from Scotland. The co-hosts made light work of the chase, wolfing the target down with as many as ten overs to spare. Coetzer and Munsey switched into top gear right away with a flurry of boundaries. Coetzer fell for 39 but Munsey, aided by MacLeod, stayed unbeaten on 62 to finish the chase.

9.6
2
Mohammad Naveed to MacLeod, 2 runs
Scotland thump UAE by nine wickets with ten overs to spare. MacLeod slinks away outside leg, Naveed serves up a full toss as he does not get hold of the yorker. Carved through backward point for the winnings runs
9.5
4
Mohammad Naveed to MacLeod, FOUR runs
dragged short and outside off, Coetzer muscles it over mid-on
9.4
Mohammad Naveed to MacLeod, no run
MacLeod makes room outside leg, Naveed follows him with a pin-point yorker. The former can't adjust and dig it out
9.3
1
Mohammad Naveed to Munsey, 1 run
fullish and on middle, squeezed to short fine leg for one. A direct hit could have left Munsey in trouble
9.2
1lb
Mohammad Naveed to MacLeod, 1 leg bye
too full and straight, he misses the flick and sneaks a leg-bye
9.1
Mohammad Naveed to MacLeod, no run
an appeal for lbw, nipped firmly in the bud because of an inside edge. Good length and tails in a touch, he pushes and ekes out an inside edge onto the pad
end of over 96 runs
SCOT: 102/1CRR: 11.33 • RRR: 0.72 • Need 8 from 66b
George Munsey61 (35)
Calum MacLeod1 (3)
Amjad Javed2-0-24-0
Mohammad Naveed3-0-19-1
8.6
Amjad Javed to Munsey, no run
Javed retorts with a yorker, jabbed onto the pitch
8.5
4
Amjad Javed to Munsey, FOUR runs
overpitched and outside off, Munsey bends his knees and unleashes a rasping drive through the covers, beats long-off to his right
8.4
1
Amjad Javed to MacLeod, 1 run
back of a length and on off, manipulated with the wrists behind square on the leg side
8.3
Amjad Javed to MacLeod, no run
full and holds its line on off, MacLeod tips forward and pats it to mid-off
8.2
Amjad Javed to MacLeod, no run
MacLeod ventures down the track and shows his ace a bit too early. Javed is smart enough to shorten his length. Beaten
8.1
1
Amjad Javed to Munsey, 1 run
loopy full toss on the pads, whipped away through backward square leg

MacLeod in at No.3

end of over 87 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 96/1CRR: 12 • RRR: 1.16 • Need 14 from 72b
George Munsey56 (32)
Mohammad Naveed3-0-19-1
Mohammad Tauqir1-0-13-0
7.6
w
Mohammad Naveed to Coetzer, OUT
Naveed bags a consolatory wicket. This was darted full on middle, Coetzer steps away outside leg, but can't crash a drive through the covers. He does not connect, the middle stump gets tilted back. No fifty for Coetzer
KJ Coetzer b Mohammad Naveed 39 (16b 9x4 0x6) SR: 243.75
7.5
Mohammad Naveed to Coetzer, no run
7.4
1
Mohammad Naveed to Munsey, 1 run
back of a length and on middle, helped to short fine leg with a sweep
7.3
1
Mohammad Naveed to Coetzer, 1 run
banged in short and cramps him up on a leg-stump line. He misses the pull and gets a single via leg-bye
7.2
4
Mohammad Naveed to Coetzer, FOUR runs
length and on middle, Coetzer, having stepped away outside leg, has ample leverage to tonk it over the covers
7.1
1
Mohammad Naveed to Munsey, 1 run
short and outside off, Munsey takes a step forward and drags a pull to long-on
Best performances - batsmen
HG Munsey
62 runs (36)
11 fours
1 sixes
Control80%
Productive shot
cover drive
11 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
941211011411
KJ Coetzer
39 runs (16)
9 fours
0 sixes
Control62%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
004148121
Best performances - bowlers
MA Leask
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
Eco
5.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
LEGOFF
LHB
MRJ Watt
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
TossScotland , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015
Player Of The Match
George Munsey
Match numberT20I no. 430
Season2015
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-11.25, Interval 11.25-11.45, Second Session 11.45-13.10
Match days9 July 2015 (20-over match)
T20I debut
Mohammad Shahzad
Abdul Shakoor
Umair Ali
Mohammad Tauqir
Mohammad Naveed
Umpires
Ahsan Raza
Shaun George
TV Umpire
Gregory Brathwaite
Reserve Umpire
David Odhiambo
Match Referee
David Jukes
PointsScotland 2, United Arab Emirates 0