Scotland nearly gets through Kiwis

World Cup- 2015 0 63

Match 6 world cup 2015: New-zealand vs Scotland

Scotland got off to a disastrous start, losing 4 wickets in under 5 overs. 3 out of those 4 wickets were ducks. However, Machan and Berrington showed resolve and batted sensibly after that. Machan got to his fifty and perished soon after, caught at mid-on, with Brendon McCullum taking a superb catch to end his 97-run stand with Berrington.

After Machan got out, the floodgates opened. Anderson picked up his second wicket, dismissing the well-set Berrington on 50. From there on, it was all Vettori, who took the final three wickets to end the Scottish innings on 142. Two of those Vettori wickets came off consecutive balls.

Overall, it was the third occasion in the innings, when a bowler had picked 2 wickets in 2 balls. First Boult did it, then Southee and finally, Vettori. Five Scottish batsmen got out on ducks and out of those, 4 were golden ducks.

 

 

New Zealand started the run-chase in superb fashion, with Guptill going hard at the new ball. However, he got out after hitting 4 boundaries and then Brendon McCullum took over the aggressor’s role, smashing three boundaries, before he departed as well. The Kiwis were 48/2 at that stage when Taylor joined Williamson at the crease. Both of them then batted sensibly for two overs, before lunch was taken. After lunch, New Zealand came out looking to finish the job quickly, but Taylor soon fell trying to slog one out of the park. Elliott and Williamson then put on a good 40-run partnership but Williamson, who was looking in great touch, got out to Davey in the 18th over. Elliott also departed after making a good looking 29 to leave the Kiwis stuttering at 117/5.

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Anderson was dropped by Wardlaw on 5, but failed to cash in on the reprieve he got. Ronchi also got out soon, trying to play his shots with the score reading 137/7. But, Vettori and Milne made sure that they didn’t lose any more wickets and took their team home.

So, Kiwis merely got away from being part of another upset in #CWC15.

Trent Boult got the man of the match for his 2 for 21 in a close encounter against Scotland.

 

 

Scotland (SCO) Scorecard

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kyle Coetzer c Grant Elliott b Tim Southee 1 10 0 0
Calum MacLeod lbw b Trent Boult 0 1 0 0
Hamish Gardiner lbw b Trent Boult 0 1 0 0
Matt Machan c Brendon McCullum b Corey Anderson 56 79 7 1
Preston Mommsen (C) lbw b Tim Southee 0 1 0 0
Richie Berrington c Adam Milne b Corey Anderson 50 80 4 1
Matthew Cross (W) c Luke Ronchi b Corey Anderson 14 18 2 0
Josh Davey not out 11 19 1 0
Rob Taylor st Luke Ronchi b Daniel Vettori 4 6 0 0
Majid Haq c Ross Taylor b Daniel Vettori 0 2 0 0
Iain Wardlaw lbw b Daniel Vettori 0 1 0 0

Extras: 6 (b – 1, w – 5, nb – 0, lb – 1, Penalty – 0)

Total: 142  (36.2)

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Hamish Gardiner, 1.2 ov), 2-12 (Kyle Coetzer, 4.1 ov), 3-12 (Preston Mommsen, 4.2 ov), 4-109 (Matt Machan, 27.5 ov), 5-117 (Richie Berrington, 29.3 ov), 6-129 (Matthew Cross, 33.2 ov), 7-136 (Rob Taylor, 34.5 ov), 8-142 (Majid Haq, 36.1 ov), 9-142 (Iain Wardlaw, 36.2 ov)

Bowler O M R Wkts W No
Tim Southee 8 3 35 2 0 0
Trent Boult 6 1 21 2 4 0
Adam Milne 7 0 32 0 1 0
Daniel Vettori 8.2 1 24 3 0 0
Grant Elliott 2 0 11 0 0 0
Corey Anderson 5 1 18 3 0 0

 

New Zealand innings: 146 / 7 (24.5)                                                                                                                         R/R:   5.96

New Zealand (NZ) Scorecard

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Martin Guptill c Matthew Cross b Iain Wardlaw 17 14 4 0
Brendon McCullum (C) c Matthew Cross b Iain Wardlaw 15 12 3 0
Kane Williamson c Matthew Cross b Josh Davey 38 45 6 0
Ross Taylor c Rob Taylor b Majid Haq 9 14 1 0
Grant Elliott c Matthew Cross b Iain Wardlaw 29 31 5 0
Corey Anderson c Iain Wardlaw b Josh Davey 11 16 1 0
Luke Ronchi (W) c Hamish Gardiner b Josh Davey 12 10 2 0
Daniel Vettori not out 8 4 1 0
Adam Milne not out 1 3 0 0

Extras: 6 (b – 0, w – 5, nb – 0, lb – 1, Penalty – 0)

Total: 146  (24.5)

Fall of wickets: 1-48 (Brendon McCullum, 7 ov), 2-66 (Ross Taylor, 10.4 ov), 3-106 (Kane Williamson, 17.5 ov), 4-117 (Grant Elliott, 21 ov), 5-133 (Corey Anderson, 23.2 ov), 6-137 (Luke Ronchi, 23.4 ov)

Bowler O M R Wkts W No
Iain Wardlaw 9.5 0 57 3 1 0
Rob Taylor 4 0 27 0 2 0
Josh Davey 7 0 40 3 2 0
Majid Haq 4 0 21 1 0 0

 

 

That’s all for time being. Stay connected for further updates and analysis.

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