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Coetzer fifty hands Scotland easy win

Scotland 139 for 2 (Coetzer 51*, Munsey 33*) beat Canada 135 for 8 (Dhaliwal 34*, Davey 3-36) by eight wickets
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Kyle Coetzer's unbeaten 51 and George Munsey's 12-ball 33 helped Scotland chase down 136 with eight wickets in hand against Canada in their World T20 Qualifier Group B match in Edinburgh.

The home team inserted Canada, who got off to a quick start racing to 24 in 2.3 overs before Alasdair Evans dismissed Ruvindu Gunasekara. Canada lost a further two wickets inside six overs, dented by two top-order wickets from Josh Davey. The other bowlers too did not allow any meaningful partnerships, reducing them to 87 for 8 by the 16th over. A 48-run ninth-wicket partnership between Navneet Dhaliwal (34*) and No. 10 Junaid Siddiqui, who scored 28 off 16, took them past the triple-figure mark to help them finish on 135 for 8. Davey ended with figures of 3 for 36 while Evans picked up 2 for 25.

Scotland's chase started brightly - at a run rate of 10 per over till the sixth over - even as Satsimranjit Dhindsa got rid of Calum MacLeod for a 15-ball 29.

The wicket didn't cost Scotland much as they went about with the same momentum despite losing Matthew Cross to Dhindsa too, and cruised to a comfortable win with 32 balls to spare. Munsey sealed the win by smashing three consecutive fours followed by a six in the 14th over, and topped it up with three more in the next over as Coetzer completed his first fifty of the tournament in 40 balls.

Scotland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st45KJ CoetzerCS MacLeod
2nd51KJ CoetzerMH Cross
3rd43KJ CoetzerHG Munsey