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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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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HG Munsey
62(36) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 4 12 11 0 11 4 11
KJ Coetzer
KJ Coetzer
39(16) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 4 8 1 21

Best performances - Bowlers

MA Leask
MA Leask
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
3W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MRJ Watt
O4
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Scotland , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

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 days

9 July 2015 (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Scotland XI 2, United Arab Emirates 0

Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu

END OF OVER:
10 | 8 Runs | SCOT: 110/1 | RR: 11.00

  • Calum MacLeod7 (8b)
  • George Munsey62 (36b)
  • Mohammad Naveed4-0-26-1
  • Amjad Javed2-0-24-0

That is that from the opener. Do tune in for the Netherlands-Afghanistan game, which will get underway in about 90 minutes. Until then, ciao, ciao.

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
0
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
0
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