10th Match, World T20 at Nagpur, First Round Group B (N)
(8/10 ov, target 76)
Scotland won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Player Of The Match
SCOT Innings
Full commentary
end of over 811 runs
SCOT: 78/2CRR: 9.75 
Matt Machan15 (4)
Kyle Coetzer20 (19)
Nadeem Ahmed2-0-20-1
Aizaz Khan1-0-11-1

For the moment though, it's goodbye from all of us here at the commentary desk. Hoping we don't have weather interruptions in Dharamsala on Super Sunday. See you then. Cheers!

Could feel the pain in Mommsen's voice when he said they don't have too many fixtures coming up. Hopefully those in charge take note and have teams who tour England stop over in Scotland for a series of three or five games.

Preston Mommsen: The boys are chuffed. Hopefully this will free us up, we have to keep qualifying for these kind of tournaments. We're pretty quiet from here on in, summer coming up but not many games unfortunately. We want to play more cricket. Hopefully our performances here has shown what we are capable of. It's momentous, a few cold ones will be opened tonight, hopefully it will be a good one.

Tanwir Afzal: Disappointed with the result. We showed we can do much better than this, but we will take a lot of positives, regroup and work hard on our weakness. We have an I-Cup game against Ireland coming up, that will be a good game.

Matt Machan is the Player of the Match for his two wickets. "Great day for Scottish cricket, we've got the monkey off our back. Everyone is happy. We should have won two or three games at the World Cup last year. We didn't play the best cricket this week, but happy to have won today. We wanted to restrict them to 120 odd, then had wickets in hand and got over the line."

For a while, the Scotland dressing would've held their breaths thinking we wouldn't have a contest because of the rain. But just as we approached the cut-off time, the rain cleared and the groundstaff got the game ready for a 10-over shootout.

Nabhaan: "Congratulations Scotland on your first win in an ICC event. I'm surprised it took you so long, considering how formidable a unit you are, but you got there in the end."

11:15pm Disappointment for Hong Kong, elation for Scotland. Boy, this has taken a while, hasn't it? Preston Mommsen is delighted, the coach Grant Bradburn runs up to him to give a high five. 21 attempts later, Scotland finally have something to show for at a world event. Meanwhile, this is Hong Kong's seventh consecutive loss in T20Is.

Nadeem Ahmed to Machan, SIX runs
what a way to finish! Scotland finally win a game at an ICC global event. 17 years after their first attempt. This one was nicely tossed up, he made room and then brought out the slog sweep, swung with the spin and deposited into the second tier as the dugout erupts in joy
Nadeem Ahmed to Coetzer, 1 run
tossed up on middle, driven to long on
Nadeem Ahmed to Coetzer, 2 runs
sensible cricket, chips it into the gap at sweeper cover, didn't get to the pitch but went through with the stroke
Nadeem Ahmed to Coetzer, no run
hit on the pad as he prods half forward to a delivery that skids back into middle and leg, umpire Gould indicates it would have missed leg
Nadeem Ahmed to Coetzer, no run
tapped to point
Nadeem Ahmed to Coetzer, 2 runs
slow turn from middle, worked across the line towards deep midwicket, was played with soft hands, excellent running to get back for the second
end of over 711 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 67/2CRR: 9.57 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 9 runs from 18b
Kyle Coetzer15 (14)
Matt Machan9 (3)
Aizaz Khan1-0-11-1
Mark Chapman2-0-19-0
Aizaz Khan to Coetzer, 1 run
stands tall and punches it to mid-off for a quick single, bowler is angry because he thinks it shouldn't have been a single
Aizaz Khan to Machan, 1 run
played wide of mid-off, quick single taken
Aizaz Khan to Machan, 4 runs
mistimes a pull, man at fine leg runs around and hurls a wayward throw at the bowler's end, mid-off wasn't backing up and had to escort the ball towards the boundary, they ran four. Poor cricket this
Aizaz Khan to Machan, FOUR runs
short, and whack! He's not going to hang around. Almost like a cross-court forehand. Too short, picked the length early and swatted it over mid-on
Aizaz Khan to Coetzer, 1 run
gets on top of the bounce and helps it down to fine leg
Aizaz Khan to Cross, OUT
the man at deep midwicket takes a dolly. This one was short, he shaped to pull but the ball hurried onto him and got the top of the bat, Nizakat didn't have to move. Good hand by Cross
MH Cross c Nizakat Khan b Aizaz Khan 22 (9m 14b 1x4 2x6) SR: 157.14

Drizzling again, but we've got the five overs that is enough to constitute a game. Here's Aizaz Khan

end of over 614 runs
SCOT: 56/1CRR: 9.33 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 20 runs from 24b
Matthew Cross22 (13)
Kyle Coetzer13 (12)
Mark Chapman2-0-19-0
Ryan Campbell2-0-14-0

Ribhav Bansal: "Not a good game to remember for Ryan Campbell which is probably his last international game. A 4 ball duck and a monstrous six being hit off the last delivery he bowled."

Chapman to Cross, 1 run
on the shorter side again, pulled towards deep midwicket
Chapman to Cross, SIX runs
what muscle! Tremendous power he generates off the bottom hand. This one was in the slot for him to go through with the lofted hit, cleared the sightscreen
Chapman to Cross, FOUR runs
in the slot and boom! Too short, enough time to pick his spot. Rocked back and played the pull to good effect, just wide of the man in the deep. Long boundary that side, but he placed it well
Chapman to Coetzer, 1 run
slow turn from middle, worked across the line to deep midwicket, good decision by Cross to not attempt the second run
Chapman to Coetzer, no run
tapped to cover
Chapman to Coetzer, 2 runs
sliding into middle and leg, worked into the gap between deep midwicket and wide long-on, excellent running
end of over 58 runs
SCOT: 42/1CRR: 8.4 • RRR: 6.80 • Need 34 runs from 30b
Matthew Cross11 (10)
Kyle Coetzer10 (9)
Ryan Campbell2-0-14-0
Mark Chapman1-0-5-0

Harsha: "Problem with Mahesh's suggestion is it goes against one basic rule of cricket "Every player will have equal chance to (technically) bat, bowl and field". Reduction of wickets will deny the other batsman that right"

Campbell to Cross, SIX runs
this time, he makes clean connection. Sails over deep midwicket. Would have been six on any ground in the world. This time, he waited for the ball to land, got to the pitch of it and swung with the spin
Campbell to Cross, no run
another swing and miss. Looked to go over cow corner, this one skid across the batsman from round the stumps, anxiety perhaps?
Campbell to Cross, no run
struggling to play the slog, perhaps because of the slowness of the surface. Hit on the pad as he swung leg side
Campbell to Coetzer, 1 bye
lobs off the thigh pad, they pinch a run even before short fine leg could come around
Campbell to Coetzer, no run
looks to play a forceful stroke through cover point, beaten by a slider