Scotland Under-19’s rallied together with a dominant performance after yesterday’s thriller against Ireland, where they lost with just two balls to play. [Scorecard]
On a wet day in Jersey, Captain James Dickinson won the toss and elected to field first.
Scotland got off to the best start possible with Ihtisham Malik removing opener Henriksen with a catch for the captain in the forth over.
The bowlers then kept Denmark at bay with them sitting at 50 for 2 after the 13th over. Qureshi took a quick-fire double in the 14th leaving Denmark at 60/4 heading into the 15th.
It was then all about keeping Denmark from building any momentum. Tahir and Qureshi struck again, knocking down the Dane’s middle order, Denmark sitting on 86/6 after 22.
The innings wasn’t to lase more than 30.6 overs before the spin of Tahir (2/10) and Dickinson did the bulk of the damage, bowling out the Danes for 107.
Leg-spinner Dickinson was pick of the Scottish bowlers with 3/9, while Qureshi returned with figures of 3/25.
The reply didn’t start all that well for Scotland, with Owais Shah and Calum Garden unable to replicate the magnificent opening partnership of the previous day, as both fell in the first two overs. A catch behind then dismissed Hinton, as Scotland found themselves 23/3 after 5.
An already fruitful partnership during the earlier matches of the competition, Rory Johnston and Finlay McCreath went about adding 50 to the board before Johnston was caught for 27.
McCreath led the charge to the finish with the captain Dickinson. Finishing the match in the 20th over. McCreath finished on a fine 48 not out, Dickinson on 9 not out.
Scotland now face Jersey on the 30th of July before their final game against Ireland on Monday.