(50 ov, target 264)262
NZ XI won by 1 run
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Last-ball run out spares New Zealand's blushes

Scotland came within a whisker of beating a strong New Zealand XI - only three players away from being a full-strength home side

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Scorecard summary
New Zealand XI263/10(50 overs)
Scotland262/10(50 overs)
end of over 505 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 262/9CRR: 5.24 
Majid Haq10 (8)
Mitchell McClenaghan 10-0-65-1
Corey Anderson 7-0-47-4
McClenaghan to Evans, OUT

yorker length delivery on off, he gets down and digs it out towards short cover, both off for the run but McCullum was very keen with the proceedings as he get under the ball quickly and runs it towards the non-striker's end. Evans slides but bails been removed before that, what a game of cricket!

Alasdair Evans run out (BB McCullum) 9 (16m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Two required of one.

McClenaghan to Evans, no run

back of a length once again and this is not so smart, goes for another wild swing, off the pads rolls to on side

McClenaghan to Evans, no run

back of a length delivery around off, pushes it off the back foot towards point

McClenaghan to Evans, FOUR runs

comes round the wicket, length delivery around off, tries to clip it away and ends up with an inside edge which runs away to the left of the keeper

McClenaghan to Haq, 1 run

fuller length delivery on off, mistimes a slog over the bowler's head for a single

McClenaghan to Haq, no run

on a good length and moves away with the angle, Haq misses out

end of over 499 runs
SCOT: 257/9CRR: 5.24 RRR: 7.00
Majid Haq9 (6)
Alasdair Evans5 (7)
Corey Anderson 7-0-47-4
Matt Henry 10-0-48-1
Anderson to Haq, 1 run

length delivery around middle and off, works it down past the bowler for a single

Anderson to Haq, 2 runs

back of a length delivery outside off, waits on the back foot and cuts it way to the wide of deep point

Anderson to Evans, 1 run

length delivery outside off, leans forward and driven uppishly towards extra cover

Anderson to Evans, no run

on a food length and moves away with angle, Evans throws his bat but went quite away from it

Anderson to Evans, FOUR runs

fuller and width offered outside off, Evan gets down and reaches for it, sends it past cover region for a boundary

Anderson to Haq, 1 run

length delivery on middle and leg, flicks it through the vacant midwicket region

end of over 485 runs
SCOT: 248/9CRR: 5.16 RRR: 8.00
Alasdair Evans0 (4)
Majid Haq5 (3)
Matt Henry 10-0-48-1
Corey Anderson 6-0-38-4
Henry to Evans, no run

back of a length nips back in from outside off, Evan walks across and took it high on the thigh, stifled appeal

Henry to Evans, no run

yorker length delivery around off, Evans dabs it down infront of the wicket

Henry to Evans, no run

good length delivery moves away after pitching outside off as Evans misses his drive

Henry to Haq, 1 run

slightly short and he works it down to long leg for a single

Henry to Haq, FOUR runs

that's poor line down leg, back of a length pitches on leg and moves away,Haq gently helped it away to the fine leg fence

Henry to Haq, no run

good length delivery moving across with the angle, driven off the back foot to mid-off

end of over 479 runs • 2 wickets
SCOT: 243/9CRR: 5.17 RRR: 7.00
Alasdair Evans0 (1)
Majid Haq0 (0)
Corey Anderson 6-0-38-4
Matt Henry 9-0-43-1
Anderson to Evans, no run

good length delivery on middle and off, defends off the back foot

Anderson to Coleman, OUT

oh no! He just gifted it away to McCullum. It was on a good length and was shaping away from middle stump, he moves across to off and tries for a cut, was a bit quick and off the leading edge lobs to extra cover.

Freddie Coleman c BB McCullum b Anderson 56 (75m 50b 9x4 0x6) SR: 112
Match details
Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
TossScotland, elected to field first
SeriesScotland tour of Australia and New Zealand [September 2014]
Players per side12 (11 batting, 11 fielding)
Match days15 October 2014 - day (50-over match)
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