Watson and McCallum rescue Scotland
Ryan Watson and Neil McCallum's double-century stand helped Scotland make amends for their side's lax fielding against Netherlands on the second day at Aberdeen
Scotland 277 for 3 (Watson 141*, McCallum 97*) lead Netherlands 255 (de Grooth 98, Blain 5-84) by 22 runs
Ryan Watson and Neil McCallum's double-century stand helped Scotland make amends for their side's lax fielding against Netherlands on the second day at Aberdeen. Scotland wobbled to 55 for 3, but Watson and McCallum combined to ease them past Netherlands' 255, to take a lead of 22 with seven wickets in hand.
McCallum, who has only one century at this level, was left in sight of a second on 97, while Watson was hunting down 150; he was on 141. The pair's unbroken stand was worth 222 by the close.
Geert-Marten Mol and Qasim Sheikh helped Netherlands to an encouraging start, with a wicket apiece, and the run-out of Omer Hussain for 8 helped further. But the bowlers had no means of breaking through the fourth pair's defences, and Scotland are now handily placed to build a big lead heading into the third day.