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Berrington century earns Scotland first innings points

Lizzie Sleet @CricketScotland
October 3, 2017 3 years

Papua New Guinea 404 (116.3 overs) Vanua 64, Soper 60, Sharif 4/94, Leask 2/40, Scotland 1st innings 482/9 (159 ov), Berrington 129, Leask 58, Watt 61* [Scorecard]

Richie Berrington was the star on day 3 at Amini Park as he struck a composed century to give the visitors first innings points.

The Scots were 215 runs short of Papua New Guinea’s total at the start of the third day’s play but Michael Leask (58) and Berrington made the most of good batting conditions to add 91 runs to reduce the deficit.

Fans enjoy day 3 at Amini Park

Leask hit 9 fours and a six on his First Class debut before being caught by Tony Ura off the bowling of Pokana, taking Scotland to 314/6.

Berrington continued to bat with the support of Sharif (25) and then Mark Watt to ensure the Scots would surpass the total in the 130th over, as Berrington crashed two fours off Vanua’s over.

He would register his second first class hundred from 250 deliveries and struck 15 fours in his innings of 129 before being stumped with the score on 427/8.

Chris Sole (14*) ensured that Watt (61*) wasn’t to be left stranded as the pair took Scotland to stumps on day 3 with a 78 run lead in the first innings.

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