Scotland v Kenya: Scots triumph in weather-hit clash

Kyle Coetzer
ICC World Cricket League, Aberdeen:
Scotland 139-6 (33.4 overs) beat Kenya 183 (46.3 overs) by four wickets (D/L method)
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Scotland move up to second in the World Cricket League after after a rain-hit four-wicket victory over Kenya at Mannofield.

Chasing a score of 183, the Scots made the 139 required by the Duckworth-Lewis method with eight balls to spare.

Scotland, inspired by captain Kyle Coetzer's 57, now move a point ahead of the Netherlands, who have two matches in hand.

The top two teams secure automatic qualification for the 2015 World Cup.

Leaders Ireland play Holland in Amstelveen twice in the coming week before hosting Scotland twice in the final round of fixtures later this year.

The Scots, who had beaten Kenya by 12 runs at the same venue on Sunday resumed on 22 without loss on Wednesday after bowling Kenya out for 183.

Neil Carter and Rob Taylor took three wickets apiece in Kenya's innings.

And Coetzer continued where he had left off the previous day, adding 37 runs before being bowled by Nehemiah Odhiambo.

Odhiambo had already taken the wicket of fellow opener Freddie Coleman for 10, with Matt Machan caught by Rakep Patel off Hiren Varaiya for 20.

Calum MacLeod was then bowled by Odhiambo before rain stopped play with the Scots 106-4.

Although Preston Mommsen fell for five, Richie Berrington and Rob Taylor put in the crucial effort, with Taylor scoring 16 off eight balls.

After Taylor was caught by Collins Obuya off Ragheb Aga, it fell to David Murphy to hit the match-winning run and make it two wins out of two against Kenya.

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