Germany: 36 all out. Scotland 40/0. Scotland win by 10 wickets
Scotland’s women maintained their perfect record at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe qualifier with a 10-wicket victory over Germany to stay at the top of the table with one round of matches to go.
The Wildcats made short work of the Germans, opting to bowl first and bowling them out in the final ball of the innings for just 36 runs. Chasing 37, openers Sarah Bryce and Lorna Jack completed the job within five overs.
Head Coach Mark Coles put out a changed side from the one that took a famous win over Ireland on Friday, with Ailsa Lister, Charis Scott and Samantha Haggo coming in for Katie McGill, Megan McColl and Hannah Rainey with Lister taking a turn behind the stumps.
Scoltand inflicted maximum damage in the power play leaving Germany at 9/5 six overs into the match thanks to two wickets from captain Kathryn Bryce and three for Katherine Fraser who posted career-best figures of 4 wickets for 6 runs from 4 overs.
Bryce and Jack made short work of the run chase, completing victory with a boundary from Jack off the final ball of the fourth over with the team on 40/0.
While happy with the win, Coles saw plenty to be improved upon in the performance: “It was good and bad today. I’m not completely happy with that. I think we can be better than that. That’s the most wides that we’ve bowled, which is disappointing, and I thought Germany had some good periods. We’ve got a bit of work to tidy up before we play the French tomorrow. They’re a good team so we can’t underestimate them.”
Scotland face France in the final match of the qualifying tournament at 9.30am UK time on Monday. The game will be live streamed on icc.tv.