SCOTLAND were last night denied
victory in a dramatic finale to their latest tour match in South Africa, writes William Dick.
An unbeaten 113 from Richie Berrington and 77 from Moneeb Iqbal helped the Scots set North West Dragons 320 on the final afternoon of their three-day clash in Potchfestroom. Iqbal then completed a fine all-round show by claiming three wickets as the Dragons were left teetering on 130 for nine.
Leg-spinner Iqbal was convinced he had sealed victory from the final delivery of the match when he had their last man “caught” at slip. But the home umpire ruled in favour of the batsman, claiming the ball had struck the pad.
Scots coach Pete Steindl said: “It was a close thing – Moneeb and the close fielders were convinced the guy had nicked it. The decision didn’t go our way but the match has been a great exercise for the whole squad.”
The Scots have three days off before facing a Combined North West XI in a 50-over match on Tuesday.