Scotland flatten Canada with all-round performance

Kyle Coetzer celebrating his fifty as Scotland demolish Canada by eight wickets in Edinburgh.
Kyle Coetzer celebrating his fifty as Scotland demolish Canada by eight wickets in Edinburgh.
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Scotland 139-2 (Coetzer 51no) beat
Canada 135-8 (Dhaliwal 34) by eight wickets
28th match, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Edinburgh 

Scotland won the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier Group B match against Canada in Edinburgh in fine style by eight wickets with 32 balls to spare.

Batting first, Canada never really got going, losing too many wickets early. Navneet Dhaliwal (34 not out) top scored, but didn't have much support from the other end.

The innings received a late boost thanks to a 16-ball cameo from Junaid Siddiqui (28 not out) as he added an unbeaten 48 for the ninth wicket with Dhaliwal to take Canada to 135.

Josh Davey (3-36) was the wrecker-in-chief for Scotland. 

In reply, Scotland were never under any pressure with three partnerships in excess of 40.

Kyle Coetzer (51 not out) played a steady 41-ball unbeaten knock to see his team through to the end of the chase adding 45 for the opening wicket and then 51 for the second wicket with Matt Cross (21). 

George Munsey (33 not out) then finished off the match quickly scoring his runs in just 12 balls.

Scotland reached the target in the 15th over winning the game comfortably having lost just two wickets. 

Coetzer was named the player of the match for his unbeaten fifty. 

ICC World T20 Qualifiers Standings - Group A

P W L Pts
1 Ireland 4 3 1 6
2 Papua New Guinea 3 2 0 5
3 Namibia 3 1 1 3
4 Hong Kong 3 1 1 3
5 Nepal 4 1 2 3
6 Jersey 3 1 2 2
7 United States of America 4 1 3 2

ICC World T20 Qualifiers Standings - Group B

P W L Pts
1 Afghanistan 5 3 1 7
2 Kenya 5 3 1 7
3 Scotland 5 3 2 6
4 Oman 4 3 1 6
5 Netherlands 4 2 2 4
6 United Arab Emirates 5 1 4 2
7 Canada 4 0 4 0


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