United Arab Emirates
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Preston Mommsen, Scotland captain: It is always nice to start the tournament with the win. They actually came hard in the Powerplay but we hung in. 150-160 would have been a difficult chase. I don't think there is any pressure playing at home. To get a first win under our belt is huge. We have a dynamic batting line-up and this sets the tone for us.
Mohammad Tauqir, UAE captain: We had practiced in Southampton , the conditions were different here. It is a long tournament and we need to be a bit more responsible, especially in the batting department. We had a decent World Cup. We just had a bad day and move on in the tournament. This was a 150+ wicket and we should have batted responsibly.
George Munsey, Man of the Match: It is a special place to play cricket. We have been working very hard. We tried to get ourselves in and played our shots. I enjoy batting with Coetzer and it works well.
12:20pm: Fairly subdued celebrations from Scotland. The co-hosts made light work of the chase, wolfing the target down with as many as ten overs to spare. Coetzer and Munsey switched into top gear right away with a flurry of boundaries. Coetzer fell for 39 but Munsey, aided by MacLeod, stayed unbeaten on 62 to finish the chase.
Scotland thump UAE by nine wickets with ten overs to spare. MacLeod slinks away outside leg, Naveed serves up a full toss as he does not get hold of the yorker. Carved through backward point for the winnings runs
dragged short and outside off, Coetzer muscles it over mid-on
MacLeod makes room outside leg, Naveed follows him with a pin-point yorker. The former can't adjust and dig it out
fullish and on middle, squeezed to short fine leg for one. A direct hit could have left Munsey in trouble
too full and straight, he misses the flick and sneaks a leg-bye
an appeal for lbw, nipped firmly in the bud because of an inside edge. Good length and tails in a touch, he pushes and ekes out an inside edge onto the pad
Javed retorts with a yorker, jabbed onto the pitch
overpitched and outside off, Munsey bends his knees and unleashes a rasping drive through the covers, beats long-off to his right
back of a length and on off, manipulated with the wrists behind square on the leg side
full and holds its line on off, MacLeod tips forward and pats it to mid-off
MacLeod ventures down the track and shows his ace a bit too early. Javed is smart enough to shorten his length. Beaten
loopy full toss on the pads, whipped away through backward square leg
MacLeod in at No.3