Evans insists Scotland can bounce back in final match

11 Sep

Scotland’s star performer with the ball during Wednesday’s enthralling 3 wicket loss to Ireland, Alasdair Evans, insists Scotland has what it takes to bounce back from the two defeats. 

“It was obviously disappointing to lose the game, and we’re aware that we haven’t put enough runs on the board. We’re working hard at that as a team but it’s not down to a lack of confidence or ability with the guys at the top order.

We know that it’s not that far away until we post that score we need.” The tall seam bowler told Cricket Scotland on Thursday.

Personally, Evans recorded his best ODI figures during Wednesday’s game, removing Kevin O’Brien and Andrew White, to record figures of 2/34.

“It was nice on a personal level to bowl well, but that was obviously marred by the result - It would have been a much better feeling had that led us to victory.”

Evans was quick to pay tribute to teammate Richie Berrington, who plundered his maiden ODI century with an unbeaten 101 runs, “The innings by Richie displayed the type of character that we needed to show – it really was an outstanding knock.

In the field we felt that we were dragging ourselves back into the game, and throughout that innings - even down to the last couple of runs - we had a real belief that we could win the game. It’s really refreshing as a team that we have that confidence in one another that we’re going into battle to fight to the end.

I don’t think we are two far away, there are a few things that need to change but we’re working hard to achieve that."

When asked about what the mindeset would be going into tomorow's final fixture of the series Evans said, "The changing room isn’t as downbeat at the moment as you would think, and we’re actually in a pretty good place going into tomorrow’s game. It’s never nice to lose games of cricket, but as a squad we’ve got a good unity and are enjoying each other’s company, which is crucial."

The final game will be streamed live on the Cricket Scotland website and will start at 10:15am. 

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