CANADA v SCOTLAND - ODI 2
After not a ball was bowled in the 4-day Intercontinental Cup match, and the first one-day international, play finally took place in Canada’s final match of the tour of Scotland.
Canada made a steady start with Gunasekera striking a couple of boundaries. Patel was struggling however and when he was leg before to Evans he had made 3 from 22 balls – 26/1 in the 9th over. Kumar helped Gunasekera put up the fifty before being caught behind for 9. Gunasekera made 53 from 75 balls before being stumped. Daesrath made a useful 24 as part of a 47 run partnership with Zeeshan Siddiqi. The score at that point was 134/3 with 12 overs remaining, but Canada only added another 43 runs. Zeeshan Siddiqi made 43 before hitting his own wicket, and two run outs finished off the innings in the last over for 176.
Jeremy Gordon dismissed the dangerous Kyle Coetzer with his second delivery, when Coetzer cut him straight to point. Calum Macleod however treated some friendly opening bowling with little respect, and the score mounted rapidly with the fifty coming up in the 9th over. The spinners slowed the scoring rate somewhat but the Scots comfortably progressed towards the modest target with Macleod reaching his fifty in the 15th over. Soraine bowled Davie when he returned to the attack, then Patel bowled Goudie. Soraine took a second wicket – 2/52 from his 10 overs. 23 year-old Macleod made a career best 99* as Scotland won by 4 wickets with 8 overs in hand.