Scotland enjoyed a record-breaking day in Dublin as they faced Netherlands in their opening fixture of the GS Holding T20I Tri-Series.
Losing the toss and being asked to bat first, skipper Kyle Coetzer and left-handed opener George Munsey smashed a destructive 200 runs for the first wicket – the third highest in men’s T20Is – as they bludgeoned their way to 252/3, the fifth highest ever men’s T20I total.
Captain Kyle Coetzer, taking 50 balls to reach 89 and striking eleven fours and five sixes, laid the foundation from the get-go as the pair hit 200 inside 15 overs to wreck havoc on the fielding Dutch side.
Hitting his maiden T20I century – or any limited overs international century for that matter – monstrous Munsey hit five fours and fourteen sixes on his way to 127* off 56 balls as he achieved the superb feat of second highest number of sixes in a men’s T20I innings ever.
Shane Snater provided the only performance in the field for the Netherlands, taking all three wickets to fall and leaking 42 runs in the process.
In response, Ali Evans (2/19) starred with the ball alongside Adrian Neill (2/33) as Scotland restricted Netherlands to 68/4 after the halfway point. Peter Seelaar (96 off 49) offered some impetus to the Dutch run chase, but a target of 253 was 58 runs too much for Netherlands.
Scotland are back in action tomorrow against Ireland from 13:30 at Malahide CC. Entry is free.