Sunday, April 14

Scotland edges past Namibia

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Scotland edged past Namibia by 43 runs to record its second win in an ongoing Tri-Series under ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 at TU Cricket Ground.

Invited to bat first, Scotland was bowled out for 221 in 48.4 overs. With Opener Kye Coetzer departing for a duck out, Christopher McBride (47) top-scored for Scotland.

While Liam Naylor, who paired with Kyle in opening the innings left the crease for 20 off 21 deliveries, Tomas Mackintosh contributed the second-highest of 34 runs off 48 deliveries with 4 fours.

Likewise, Skipper Richie Berrington 32, Matthew Cross 16, Brandon McMullen 4, Michael Leask 29, Chris Greaves 14, Mark watt 10, and Safyaan Sharif* added 4 runs to the total.

With Namibian pacer Ruben Trumpelmann picking up a 5-wicket haul, Tangeni Lungameni took 2 wickets. Moreover, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, and Pikky Ya France claimed 1 wicket each.

Later, Scotland restricted Namibia to 178 runs in 38.4 overs. Mark Watt was the pick of Scotland bowling picking 4-41 in 8.1 overs. In addition, Michael Leask 3, Brandon McMullen 2, and Chris Greaves claimed 1 wicket to restrict Namibia to chase the total.

Lo-handere Louwrens, who opened with the innings for Namibia, contributed the highest of 52 runs off 67 deliveries with 6 fours. Skipper Gerhard Erasmus 43, Zane Green 25, Shaun Fouche, and Ruben Trumpelmann 10, were the other Namibian batters to score in double figures.

Meanwhile, Karl Birkenstock (7), Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton (6), Pikky Ya France (6), Bernard Scholtz (1), and Tangeni Lungameni departed for 5 runs. However, Ben SHikongo remained not out for 0.

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