QAS Record 93 Run Victory Over Scotland

09 Oct

QAS 268/8 (50 overs) Stevens 64, McDermott 63, Wardlaw 3/55, beat Scotland 175ao (39 overs) Coetzer 55, Coleman 51, George 5/24, by 98 runs [Scorecard]

Scotland came up against a spirited Queensland Academy of Sport side on Thursday during their pre ICC World Cup tour of Australia and New Zealand.

In the third match of the tour Scotland captain Preston Mommsen won the toss and elected to field first on an overcast day at Maroochydore CC.

Pierson and Labushange negotiated the early over well for the home side, taking the score to 75 before Pierson cut a delivery by Josh Davey into the waiting hands of Iain Wardlaw at third-man.

Scotland then claimed another two quick wickets, with Gode being run out after facing 3 deliveries and Labushange, who was stumped for a well-made 45, to give Michael Leask his only wicket of the innings.

With QAS on 83/3 in the McDermott (63) and Stevens (64) then combined to add the highest partnership of the match, worth 142, to recover the innings.

Iain Wardlaw accounted for McDermott, while Taylor dismissed Stevens, but the damage was done as the lower order were given licence to swing the bat, to eventually set Scotland 268 to win.

Wardlaw was the pick of the Scotland bowlers with figures of 3/55, while Davey concluded with 2/55 and Leask and Taylor each picking up a solitary wicket.

Scotland openers Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLeod got their team off to a good start, putting on 56 for the tourists.

After MacLeod had been dismissed for 22 the innings then careered off track due to some accurate bowling from former Australian Test player, Peter George.

The tall seamer claimed the wickets of Matt Machan and Mommsen cheaply in the 11th over, before Berrington’s wicket fell in the next over to leave Scotland teetering on 69/4.

Coetzer and Coleman then took the score past 100 as both batsmen recorded half centuries. George stuck twice once again in the 21st over; Coetzer slapped the ball to Gannon at point who took a wonderful catch. Cross then departed for a golden duck from the next delivery with the bowler eyeing up a hat-trick, but this was negotiated by Davey.

Coleman was eventually out for 51 from 82 deliveries as the Scotland lower-order struggled to build any meaningful partnerships, who were bowled out for 175 to hand QAS the win by 93 runs. 

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