28th Match, Ayr, Jul 11 - 12 2012, ICC World Cricket League Championship
(42.1/50 ov)177/6
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 47 balls remaining)

Scotland take a step closer to World Cup Qualification today after winning by 4 wickets, thanks to 99* from Calum MacLeod and a lucklasture batting performance from Canada. They overtake U.A.E. to the second qualifying spot in the table, and after some persistent rain managed to finally get some cricket played.

MacLeod was the anchor of the Scottish innings as his teammates came and went around him. The pace bowling of Soraine was expensive but yielded two key wickets. The Canadian spinners slowed the run-rate during the middle overs, but Scotland were able to keep to runs ticking over to well above what was required. It really was a solo performance as no other Scottish batsmen managed to get over 25.

Thanks for joining me Callum Stewart here today at Cambusdoon in Ayr for our live ball-by-ball commentary.

Hansra to MacLeod, 1 run

blocked back to the bowler, overthrows gives the winning runs and MacLeod finishes on 99*

end of over 423 runs
SCOT: 176/6CRR: 4.19 RRR: 0.12
Majid Haq0 (8)
Calum MacLeod98 (126)
Junaid Siddiqui 9-2-26-0
Jimmy Hansra 3-0-15-1
Junaid to Haq, no run

Haq blocks out the over, MacLeod gets a chance to get his 100

Junaid to Haq, no run

blocked back to the bowler

Junaid to Haq, no run

lbw appeal turned down

Junaid to Haq, no run

blocked on the front foot again

Junaid to Haq, no run

blocked on the front foot, MacLeod stuck on 98*

Junaid to MacLeod, 3 runs

flicked through square leg, saved on the boundary

end of over 411 run • 1 wicket
SCOT: 173/6CRR: 4.21 RRR: 0.44
Majid Haq0 (3)
Calum MacLeod95 (125)
Jimmy Hansra 3-0-15-1
Junaid Siddiqui 8-2-23-0
Hansra to Haq, no run

blocked back to the bowler

Hansra to Haq, no run

clipped to midwicket, Haq looking to see this match off

Hansra to Haq, no run

cut to cover on the back foot

Hansra to Stander, OUT

gone straight in front of middle and leg, missing with the leg-side shot

Jan Stander lbw b Hansra 8 (26m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 34.78
Hansra to MacLeod, 1 run

flicked through the leg-side

Hansra to MacLeod, no run

defends back to the bowler, five to win for Scotland