Result
1st Semi-Final, Dublin (Malahide), Jul 25 2015, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
116
(12.2/20 ov, target 117)
117/5
Scotland won by 5 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Scotland
1:50
1y
• The Report by Peter Della Penna in Malahide

Seamers lock Scotland's spot in final

Kyle Coetzer and Matthew Cross romped Scotland into Sunday's final, blazing past Hong Kong by five wickets

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Hong Kong116(19.4 overs)
Scotland117/5(12.2 overs)
Haseeb Amjad1/15(2.2)

Tanwir Afzal: Today we failed to build a platform at the start which cost us.

Preston Mommsen: We were fresh and executed our plans well. We prepared thoroughly and pulled back our lengths after researching their strong areas. They were 20-30 runs short of par and they will rue a couple of dismissals but that's cricket. We didn't take them lightly.

Man of the Match is Rob Taylor. "Wanted to put on a show for everyone watching and we did that today. We tried to put it in at a hard length and the whole unit bowled well."

Scotland advance to the finals of the World T20 Qualifier with this five-wicket win. A humbling defeat for Hong Kong, well and truly beaten by a quality side. They didn't have to sweat too much throughout the match, and Coetzer's early blitz put the game beyond the reach of Hong Kong.

12.2
1
Haseeb Amjad to Davey, 1 run
and that will do it, low full toss driven down to mid-off, easy run on offer and they take it. Easy win for Scotland, with 46 balls to spare.
12.1
1
Haseeb Amjad to Munsey, 1 run
cut away to point to bring scores level. One needed for Scotland.
end of over 129 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 115/5CRR: 9.58 • RRR: 0.25 • Need 2 from 48b
Josh Davey3 (2)
George Munsey24 (18)
Aizaz Khan3-0-20-1
Irfan Ahmed3-0-26-2
11.6
Aizaz Khan to Davey, no run
fired in on leg at 123 kph, neatly clipped but straight to midwicket
11.5
1
Aizaz Khan to Munsey, 1 run
low full toss, swiped away on the ground to deep square leg
11.4
3
Aizaz Khan to Davey, 3 runs
short and wide and pulled over mid-on, almost makes it to the boundary but pulled back just inside
11.3
w
Aizaz Khan to Mommsen, OUT
another wicket for HK. But all a bit too little, too late. Short ball down leg and Mommsen goes for the pull and gets a thick edge which is easily taken by the keeper
PL Mommsen c †Atkinson b Aizaz Khan 10 (12m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125.00
11.2
1
Aizaz Khan to Munsey, 1 run
picked away off his pads, one bounce down to fine leg
11.1
4
Aizaz Khan to Munsey, FOUR runs
there is four of them. One bounce and into the boundary, slower ball and it is met after a couple of steps down the track. Smashed over cover

Just 11 needed for a spot in the finals for Scotland

end of over 1119 runs
SCOT: 106/4CRR: 9.63 • RRR: 1.22 • Need 11 from 54b
George Munsey18 (15)
Preston Mommsen10 (7)
Irfan Ahmed3-0-26-2
Aizaz Khan2-0-11-0
10.6
1
Irfan Ahmed to Munsey, 1 run
131 kph, tickled away off his pads down to fine leg
10.5
4
Irfan Ahmed to Munsey, FOUR runs
the free hit is punished, not a great ball even if it wasn't a free hit. Full on his pads, easily picked away over fine leg for four, juts lands inside the boundary
10.5
2nb
Irfan Ahmed to Mommsen, (no ball) 1 run
free hit coming up. Irfan oversteps by a big margin. It is short and wide again, cut away to backward point where there is some neat fielding to stop it from beating him.
10.4
6
Irfan Ahmed to Mommsen, SIX runs
what a shot! quality stroke, times it to perfection. Keeps his shape and lofts it well over the long-off boundary for another six.
10.3
1
Irfan Ahmed to Munsey, 1 run
cut away off the wide ball to the sweeper on the off side
10.2
4
Irfan Ahmed to Munsey, FOUR runs
good shot, well picked. Irfan continues to go short, he waits for it and lofts it over short midwicket and it races away
10.1
1
Irfan Ahmed to Mommsen, 1 run
back of a length outside off, dabbed down to third man
end of over 104 runs
SCOT: 87/4CRR: 8.7 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 30 from 60b
George Munsey8 (11)
Preston Mommsen2 (4)
Aizaz Khan2-0-11-0
Irfan Ahmed2-0-7-2
9.6
Aizaz Khan to Munsey, no run
beaten this time, 126 kph, full ball outside off stump, Munsey is beaten on his drive
9.5
1
Aizaz Khan to Mommsen, 1 run
poor ball this time, bangs it in again well down the leg, helped down to fine leg for another single
9.4
Aizaz Khan to Mommsen, no run
short and quite wide outside off, the cut finds point
Best performances - batsmen
MH Cross
39 runs (15)
5 fours
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
1 fours
2 sixes
0015510027
KJ Coetzer
33 runs (19)
5 fours
1 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
0020011614
Best performances - bowlers
AC Evans
O
4
M
1
R
17
W
3
Eco
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
RML Taylor
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
Eco
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
The Village, Malahide, Dublin
TossScotland , elected to field first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015
Player Of The Match
Rob Taylor
Series resultScotland advanced
Match numberT20I no. 445
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 days25 July 2015 (20-over match)
Umpires
Shaun George
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
David Jukes