Scotland beat Papua New Guinea by 38 runs in Tri series

Scotland's Calum MacLeod
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Papua New Guinea won the toss and decided to bowl against Scotland in their Tri series match at Mannofield Park, Aberdeen.

Match Summary

Scotland 242-7 (50.0) – (Kyle Coetzer 62, Richard Berrington 81; Chad Soper 2-40, Nosaina Pokana 2-43)

Papua New Guinea 204-9 (50.0) – (Assad Vala 48; Mark Watt 2-43)

Result - Scotland won by 38 runs

Asked to bat first, Scotland scored a competitive 242-7 in their allotted 50 overs – (Kyle Coetzer 62 and Richard Berrington 81 top scoring - Chad Soper 2-40 and Nosaina Pokana 2-43 were the top bowlers for Papua New Guinea.

In reply, Papua New Guinea were never really in the chase and fell short by 38 runs due to some tight bowling by Scotland - Assad Vala 48 to scored and Mark Watt 2-43 was the pick of the bowlers for Scotland.

Scotland - Kyle Coetzer(c), Matthew Cross(wk), Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Richard Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir

Papua New Guinea - Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala(c), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga(wk), Chad Soper, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Norman Vanua

Match Summary

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: Papua New Guinea won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Mannofield Park, Aberdeen

Officials: Roland Black, Alex Dowdalls, David McLean, David Jukes

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