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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Coetzer leads Scotland into the Super Sixes

Scotland 153 for 6 (Coetzer 88*, Regmi 2-26) beat Nepal 149 (Khadka 63, Whittingham 3-35) by four wickets
Scorecard

Kyle Coetzer might well remember his 27th List A fifty with a great amount of fondness. His unbeaten 88 against Nepal led Scotland into the Super Sixes stage of the World Cup Qualifier and one step closer to the showpiece event in England in 2019.

Considering he only had to chase 150, the bowlers deserve a lot of credit as well. Stuart Whittingham and Safyaan Sharif ran through Nepal's top order with the new ball, taking four wickets in the first five overs. With Nepal struggling at 14 for 4, captain Paras Khadka (63) did his best to keep the scoreboard ticking along. He helped Nepal reach 100 in the 29th over, but fell soon after and the tail was left with too much to do.

Opening batsmen Matthew Cross (14) and the captain Coetzer were watchful at the start of Scotland's chase. They added 33 at the top before Cross fell to Sandeep Lamichhane's legspin. Basant Regmi, too, took two wickets as Scotland's middle order wobbled just a bit, but Coetzer's half-century ensured they could overcome it and seal victory with four wickets and 51 balls to spare.

Scotland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st33KJ CoetzerMH Cross
2nd38KJ CoetzerCS MacLeod
3rd1KJ CoetzerRD Berrington
4th15KJ CoetzerHG Munsey
5th28KJ CoetzerCD Wallace
6th7KJ CoetzerMRJ Watt
7th31KJ CoetzerSM Sharif

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (ICC Trophy)

Super Sixes
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI54180.472
AFG53260.302
ZIM52250.42
SCOT52250.243
IRE52340.346
UAE5142-1.95
Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
WI44081.171
IRE43161.479
UAE4224-1.177
NL4132-0.709
PNG4040-0.865
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ZIM43071.035
SCOT43070.855
AFG41320.038
NEPAL4132-0.893
HKG4132-1.121