RESULT
Dublin, July 29, 2008, European Championship Division One
(22.2/50 ov, T:118) 120/4

Scotland won by 6 wickets (with 166 balls remaining)

SCOT
Full commentary

So another poor performance by The Netherlands but plenty of positives for Scotland who now lead the table, the highlights of today's play were John Blain's 5-wicket haul and a lovely innings from the skipper, who finished unbeaten on 54

Tomorrow is a rest day in the Championships but do join us on Thursday for the decider between Scotland and Ireland. Again we start at 10.45am in Clontarf, that's all from me, Chris Busby, for today. Cheers!

22.2
4
Seelaar to McCallum, FOUR runs

and that's it, short ball cut away past point to give the Scots a very comprehensive win

22.1
Seelaar to McCallum, no run
end of over 2218 runs
SCOT: 116/4CRR: 5.27 RRR: 0.07
Ryan Watson54 (62)
Neil McCallum8 (16)
Edgar Schiferli 5-1-33-0

Just four to win

21.6
4
Schiferli to Watson, FOUR runs

he's on the charge now driving through the covers for four more runs

21.5
2
Schiferli to Watson, 2 runs

driven through midwicket, excellent running brings two runs

21.4
4
Schiferli to Watson, FOUR runs

probably the best shot of the day, driven on the up straight back past the bowler

21.3
1
Schiferli to McCallum, 1 run

cut to third man on the back foot for four

21.2
1
Schiferli to Watson, 1 run

huge heave by Watson results in a single to third man off an inside edge

Free hit now

21.2
5nb
Schiferli to Watson, (no ball) FOUR runs

lovely bit of timing as Watson clips a full ball through midwicket. It was a no ball as well

21.1
1
Schiferli to McCallum, 1 run

single taken as McCallum drives wide of mid off

end of over 215 runs
SCOT: 98/4CRR: 4.66 RRR: 0.68
Ryan Watson39 (57)
Neil McCallum6 (14)
Pieter Seelaar 5-0-27-2

Schiferli replaces ten Doeschate

20.6
4
Seelaar to Watson, FOUR runs

not this time, another flighted ball and after a few skips down the wicket Watson hits through mid on for four

20.5
Seelaar to Watson, no run

flighted by Seelaar but Watson resists temptation and defends down the pitch

20.4
1
Seelaar to McCallum, 1 run

swept to fine leg for a single

20.3
Seelaar to McCallum, no run
20.2
Seelaar to McCallum, no run

down the wicket looking for a big hit, he almost chips one to mid off but it lands just short

20.1
Seelaar to McCallum, no run
end of over 203 runs
SCOT: 93/4CRR: 4.65 RRR: 0.83
Neil McCallum5 (10)
Ryan Watson35 (55)
Ryan ten Doeschate 8-1-24-2
19.6
1
Ryan ten Doeschate to McCallum, 1 run

another single on the leg side, a full ball helped down to fine leg this time

19.5
1
Ryan ten Doeschate to Watson, 1 run

similar ball and shot, this time a little straigher through midwicket but the same result

19.4
1
Ryan ten Doeschate to McCallum, 1 run

short ball hit through square leg on the back foot, and they amble a single

19.3
Ryan ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run

good length forcing McCallum to defend on the back foot

19.2
Ryan ten Doeschate to McCallum, no run

pulled on the front foot to square leg, it may have stayed a little low

 
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European Championship Division One
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IRE550101.441
SCOT54182.126
DEN52250.072
NED51330.909
ITA5133-0.682
NOR5041-4.756