Twenty20

NZ romp to victory over Scots

2009-06-06 15:16
Ross Taylor (File)

London - New Zealand romped to a seven-wicket victory over Scotland in a rain-shortened Twenty20 World Cup group D match at the Oval on Saturday.

The match was reduced to seven overs a side after steady morning rain and Scotland gave the Kiwis some anxious moments while compiling a competitive 89 for four.

However, a flurry of sixes in the penultimate over from Jan Stander, two from successive balls by Ross Taylor (21 not out) and one from Scott Styris (eight not out), gave the New Zealanders victory with an over to spare.

Brendon McCullum, captaining the side in place of Daniel Vettori who withdrew with an injured shoulder, slashed 18 from seven deliveries before he was run out to his obvious disgust after a mixup with Taylor

Zimbabwe-born Ryan Watson (27 from 10 balls) got Scotland away to a flying start, hooking Ian O'Brien off the outside edge over the wicketkeeper for four. He took three further boundaries off the last three balls of the over.

James Franklin went for 12 from his only over and even the accurate Jacob Oram conceded 21 from his two overs.

Man-of-the-match Ian Butler finally brought some control to the bowling, with three for 19 from his two overs including two wickets from three balls.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Caster Semenya has been nominated for the 2018 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award. Which of the nominees deserves the award most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.