Scotland dominate on day 2 of I-Cup

09 Jul

Scotland v Kenya

Stumps Day 2; Scotland 212 & 149/4 (50.0 ov)
Kenya 101 ao
Scotland lead by 260 runs with 6 wickets remaining

Scotland took charge of their Intercontinental Cup match against Kenya during the second day of their four day match in Aberdeen on Monday.

Kenya started the day on 11/1 after Gordon Goudie had trapped Alex Obanda LBW late yesterday evening.

Duncan Allan was the main Kenyan batsmen displaying any resistance, as the Scotland bowlers looked to compliment the 212 runs made by the batsmen during their first innings.

Ali Evans claimed 6/36 Alastair Evans claimed his first victim of the day when Varaiya edged behind to give Craig Wallace a straight forward catch behind the stumps.

The visitors had reached 61/2 at the end of the 32nd over with Ifran Karim (8 from 42 balls) and Allan at the crease.

Majid Haq then made the breakthrough for Scotland when Karim was given out LBW as he looked to work the ball to the leg-side.

Allan (32 from 87 balls) departed in Haq’s next over when he returned a simple catch back to the bowler. Lunch was then taken with Kenya on 67/4.

Off-spinner Haq then sparked a mini-collapse straight after lunch as Tamnay Mishra edged a delivery to Preston Mommsen who took a good catch at first-slip.

It was then time for Derbyshire seamer Evans to rip through the Kenyan middle-order in the 42nd over. He claimed the wickets of Collins Obuya, LBW for 6, and then beat the defences of Nelson Odhiambo to send the ball shattering the stumps, to leave Kenya rocking on 81/7.

Evans was now bowling with excellent pace and control. Kenya made it to 100, but the quick bowler rounded off a fine display with two wickets, taking his tally for the day to 6 wickets in the 51st over to dismiss the visitors for 101.

ChalmersScotland lost Freddie Coleman early in their second innings as the Scots held a lead of 111.

Richie Berrington looked to build on his first innings score of 62, and looked comfortable until he was caught behind for 31 after putting on a 72 run partnership with Ewan Chalmers.

Opener Chalmers compiled a watchful innings, reaching his 50 in the 29th over, and together with Calum MacLeod (11*), guided Scotland to a lead of 260 runs with 6 wickets remaining at stumps.

Chalmers finished the day unbeaten on 79*, and will be hoping to make his maiden first-class 100 in the morning. The Scotland plan will be to insert the visitors with the expectation of bowling the Kenyans out and claiming an outright win.

Day 1 Report

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