Coetzer helps Scotland level T20 series against Hong Kong
Scotland 161 (20 overs), Coetzer 70, Cross 27, beat Hong Kong 124 ao (18.4 overs) Afzal 56, Wheal 3/20, Berrington 3/22 by 37 runs. [Scorecard]
A sparkling innings from Scotland's Kyle Coetzer helped fire Scotland to a 37-run victory over Hong Kong which levelled the Twenty20 international series at 1-1.
After Hong Kong had defeated Scotland by nine wickets in a weather-affected first fixture on Saturday, Coetzer’s 70 from 40 balls ensured tthe Scots would come away with even spoils from the two-game series.
Coetzer struck six sixes and five fours in a decisive innings after fellow opener George Munsey went early on.
Matthew Cross (27) provided support while a quick-fire 11 from Mark Watt saw Scotland conclude on 161 for nine.
Hong Kong got off to a awful start, and found themselves on 7/4 before Tanwir Afzal (56) provided a glimmer of hope for the hosts with some expolsive hitting - taking one over for 30 runs.
It proved to be too late, though, as Bradley Wheal and Richie Berrington took three wickets apiece to bowl Hong Kong out for 124.