MacLeod and Sharif help take down Ragama

04 Nov

Scotland v RagamaRagama 107ao, Sharif 4-25-5, MacLeod 4-18-1, lost to Scotland 111/1 from 14.4ovs, Berrington 27, MacLeod 72*, by 9 wickets.

Scotland clinched their second victory on their tour of Sri Lanka with a 9 wicket win over Ragama  in Colombo earlier today.

A five wicket haul from the in-form seamer Safyaan Sharif helped to put the hosts under pressure in the early stages of their innings.

Calum MacLeod and Robert Taylor both picked up a wicket, and along with three run outs, Scotland dismissed their opponents for 107.

An opening batting onslaught from Richie Berrington and Calum MacLeod helped Scotland on their way to the target before Berrington was dismissed for 27.

MacLeod ensured that Scotland would reach the target with only one wicket down, the Uddingston batsman finishing unbeaten on 72.

Scotland coach Pete Steindl commented after the game, “We managed to adapt to the conditions a lot quicker and bowled well. We fielded well today with three sharp run-outs and the guys stepped up to the task. Calum and Richie batted well and were aggressive and we managed to rattle off the runs quickly.

We gave the likes of Wardlaw, Machan and Murphy a rest, giving Matthew Cross the opportunity to get some keeping in today.

Yesterday was a tough game in very different conditions to the first game. We felt that we could have executed our skills better and got ourselves into a position to pull off a win. It was good to get put under that sort of pressure.”

Scotland will now have a rest day tomorrow before taking on Canada on Wednesday. 

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