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Scotland seal third spot at ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier

Cricket Scotland Media @CricketScotland
July 14, 2018 5 months
Scotland seal third spot at ICC Women’s World T20 Qualifier

PNG 101/6 (20 overs) Frank 28, Rainey 2/22, K Bryce 1/13 lost to Scotland 107/0 (17 overs) K Bryce 51*, S Bryce 41* by 10 wickets

Scotland looked to finish the ICC World T20 Qualifier in style after their loss to Bangladesh on Thursday with a third/fourth play-off against Papua New Guinea in Kampong.

Kathryn Bryce won the toss and elected to bowl first. Rachel Scholes made the early breakthrough in the first over before the Bryce sisters combined to have Tau stumped, with the score showing 17/2.

Sarah Bryce was in sparkling form with the gloves, yet again, taking two brilliant catches off Hannah Rainey as the wickets continued to tumble.

There were defiant innings from Jimmy (25) and Frank (28) to help post 101/6 after 20 overs and only managing to find the rope on six occasions.

The Bryce sisters opened the innings and were watchful at the start of their chase as PNG put the ball in useful areas. They soon got into their rhythm, though, with some beautiful cuts and drives to unleash the shackles.

The siblings ensured Scotland would stride towards victory as Kathryn reached her 50 just before the conclusion with 51* from 47 deliveries, while Sarah finished on 41* from 47, to give Scotland a comprehensive 10 wicket win with 18 balls remaining.

After collecting player of the match, Kathryn Bryce said. “We’ve had a few ups and downs this tournament but I feel we’ve shown some glimpses of things to come. Some of the conversations we’ve already had, we’re hungry to get that qualifying spot next time around.”

 

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