Scotland 374 (Lockhart 151, Sheikh 92, Dhaniram 4 for 61) beat Canada 79 (Nel 4-32, Lyons 3-6) and 130 (Jyoti 43, Lyons 4-36, Nel 3-38) by an innings and 165 runs
Scotland, led by fine bowling performances from left-arm spinner Ross Lyons and seamer Dewald Nel, bowled out Canada for 130 to claim an innings-and-165-run win on the third day of their Intercontinental Cup match in King City.
Canada resumed on 36 for 2, needing a further 259 runs to make Scotland bat again. However, their hopes suffered an early blip when Nel struck twice in successive overs, removing Qaiser Ali for 4, and Arvind Kandappah for no score. Sandeep Jyoti and Abdool Samad then put on 39 for the fifth wicket, the best partnership of the match for Canada.
Once Samad was stumped off Lyons for 18, the home side veered off track, losing wickets regularly. Sunil Dhaniram was dismissed by offspinner Majid Haq for 13, while Jyoti's sedate 43-run vigil ended when he was caught by Neil McCullum off Lyons, who had more success when he had Eion Katchay stumped.
With victory in sight, Scotland were made to wait by a 21-run eight-wicket stand between Saad Bin Zafar and Sami Faridi which took up 75 deliveries. Lyons provided the much needed breakthrough by inducing Zafar into a fatal drive to Gordon Drummond at mid-off, and the match was brought to a close when a top-edged pull by Faridi was taken safely by Lyons off Haq. Lyons and Nel both finished with seven-wicket match hauls, but the Man-of-the-Match award was reserved for wicketkeeper Douglas Lockhart, whose 151 laid the foundation for Scotland's win.