New Zealand beat Scotland by Three Wickets.

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Feb 16 2015, Dunedin,New Zealand v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A-

in  a low scoring match of   Group A  New Zealand beat  Scotland by three wickets. New Zealand’s captain Maccullum  won the toss and choose to bowl first. In the starting Scotland lost four wickets in the first 26 deliveries of the World Cup’s sixth match,It was a poor starting  for Scotland  After that thanks to Matt Machan and Richie Berrington, only to lose 6 for 33 and end on 142 in 36.2 overs.Tim Southee and Trent Boult were switched on right from the start, and Boult struck with the first two balls he bowled, classic left-arm inswing that showed up the front-and-across shuffles of Calum Macleod and Hamish Gardiner.

McCullum arranged  five slips and a gully for the hat-trick ball, which was too wide outside off to really test the left-handed Machan. The attacking field remained in place for the rest of the over, and Boult beat Machan’s edge three times in three balls.

In reply Scotland bowled superbly and target of 143,Which was never going to tough for  New Zealand, but they made the chase unnecessarily interesting by loosing early wickets opener Martin Guptill was out for 17 by Wardlaw in the third over and McCullum – put down on five by Gardiner at deep mid wicket, for 15 in the seventh, Williamson for 38 and Elliott for 29,  Anderson, dropped five by Wardlaw at deep fine leg, failed to curb his enthusiasm and top-edged the persevering Josh Davey to the same region. Luke Ronchi was the seventh batsman  to fall,

In the end, New Zealand Registred the win with almost 25 over remaining.It was a first low scoring match in ICC Cricket world cup 2015.

MATCH SUMMARY – New Zealand 146/7 in 24.5 overs (Kane Williamson 38, Ian Wardlaw 3/50, Josh Davey 3/40) beat Scotland 142 in 36.2 overs (Matt Machan 56, Richie Berrington 50, Corey Anderson 3/18, Daniel Vettori 3/24) by three wickets

MAN OF THE MATCH- Trent boultdownload (7)



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