Calum MacLeod (74) and George Munsey (51) piled on the runs in Dubai to post 204/4 against Bermuda and seal their third victory of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier.
Losing the toss and being asked to bat, openers Kyle Coetzer (12) and George Munsey added 19 runs for the first wicket before Oli Hairs (23 off 11) joined fellow Eastern Knights man Munsey for a quick-fire 36-run partnership.
With Hairs dismissed in the eighth over, Calum MacLeod was brought to the crease and played a stunning innings to reach his seventh T20I half-century and go past 1,000 T20I runs for Scotland.
A late 19-ball 39 from Richie Berrington helped propel Scotland to 204/4 – the highest total of the tournament so far.
In reply, Bermuda threatened with Delray Rawlins (46 off 21 balls) and Kamau Leverock (43 off 24) putting on a show at Dubai International Stadium as Bermuda accumulated 19 boundaries in pursuit of 205.
“Spin twins” Hamza Tahir and Mark Watt had other ideas, taking two wickets each including a T20I wicket-maiden from Tahir to stop Bermuda 46 runs short and produce the third win of the tournament.
Kyle Coetzer said: “This win for us was vitally important, we needed to get some momentum going into the final game against the Netherlands
“The gap in quality across international cricket is closing and we keep turning up and playing against sides that are improving at a rapid rate, as are we, so it makes for exciting cricket.”
Scotland’s next fixture comes against Netherlands on Sunday 27th October at Dubai International Stadium. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Cricket from 10:00.