Scotland post win in the first one-dayer
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 11:14 PM
Scotland batsman Fraser Watts takes a quick single against Namibia
Scotland registered an impressive 34-run win via Duckworth-Lewis method ain the first one-dayer of the 50-over League against host Namibia at the Wanderers Cricket Ground at Windhoek on Wednesday.
Namibia batted first and posted 257 all out in its 50 overs. The top-scorers for Namibia were Christi Viljoen (78: 92b, 10x4, 1x6) and Sarel Burger (58: 90b, 10x4, 1x6).
The Viljoen-Burger stand fetched 102 runs for the second wicket. But the rest of the innings did not offer any resistance and folded up pretty cheaply losing the last nine wickets for 106 runs.
Gordon Goudie (2-33), Safyaan Sharif (2-53), Richie Berrington (2-31) and Majid Haq (3-66) shared the wickets around.
In its chase, Scotland lost an early wicket, but recovered well. Fraser Watts (46 not out: 66b, 4x4) and Calum MacLeod (46: 48b. 8x4) added 80 runs for the second wicket.
Thereafter Josh Davey (35 nout out) made a brisk effort in his 55 run third wicket stand.
The score was 137 for 2 at the end of 26 overs when rain halted play. The Duckworth-Lewis method was applied and it was found that Scotland was ahead of the target of 104 at the end of the 26th over by 34 runs.