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Cricket: Century for Calum MacLeod as Scotland see off Oman

Calum MacLeod hit a century for Scotland. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Calum MacLeod hit a century for Scotland. Picture: Donald MacLeod

CALUM MacLeod’s unbeaten century helped Scotland beat Oman by 52 runs and make it three wins from four matches in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifier.

MacLeod finished 104 not out from 76 balls as he powered Scotland to 158 for five before a tight bowling performance sealed a heavy win.

Scotland chose to bat first and promptly put on a 104-run opening stand as Richie Berrington (30 off 28 balls) provided able assistance to the in-form MacLeod.

Three wickets then fell for 18 runs but MacLeod ensured the scoring rate never faltered too badly.

Aside from the opening pair only Preston Mommsen, with 13, got out of double figures but MacLeod’s tally of six fours and four sixes made up for that.

Safyaan Sharif then removed both openers early to undermine the Oman reply.

Their chase never really got off the ground as Matthew Parker and Mommsen shared four wickets and Madjid Haq returned match-best figures of three for 12.

Oman lost their last man with 14 balls left in the match.

 

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