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Scotland fall agonisingly short against Netherlands

Cricket Scotland @CricketScotland
June 26, 2019 3 weeks
Scotland fall agonisingly short against Netherlands
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Scotland could not repeat their earlier successes of the ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019 in the second fixture of the day against Netherlands.

Off the back of a convincing 8-wicket win over Germany, Kathryn Bryce again won the toss and elected to field at La Manga with one change, Hannah Rainey making way for Samantha Haggo’s return to international colours.

Netherlands got off to a controlled start, reaching 47 for no loss before Chatterji (4-0-25-1) made the breakthrough to remove Heather Siegers after 6.6 overs.

Samantha Haggo (3-0-15-2) picked up two quick wickets to reel Netherlands back, taking the score from 47/1 to 80/3 after 13 overs.

Despite losing regular wickets from then on, with two each for Katie McGill and Rachel Scholes, Netherlands never looked flustered and kept control of their innings to set a target of 124 for Scotland to claim two wins from two T20Is on the opening day of the tournament.

In response, Scotland looked in control as they lost just the one wicket in the powerplay (Lorna Jack falling for 8) whilst keeping check of the required run rate.

Three quick wickets took Scotland from 32/1 to 42/3 with Lorna Jack, Kathryn Bryce (2) and Sarah Bryce (21) all back in the shed after eight overs during a crucial stage of the game.

Becky Glen (23) and Priyanaz Chatterji (26*) looked to take Scotland across the line, but a mix-up in the middle led to a run out which saw the end of Glen’s innings.

With the run-rate creeping up, Scotland looked to accelerate but could only lose wickets, eventually falling short at 116-8 after 20.

Scotland face Netherlands again at 14:30 BST on Thursday 27th June. The game will be live-streamed here.

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