Scotland win low-scoring Twenty20 contest with Kenya
|First Twenty20 international, Aberdeen:|
|Scotland 113-6 (20 overs) beat Kenya 78 (18.5 overs) by 35 runs|
Scotland bowled Kenya out for 78 to win a low-scoring Twenty20 international at Mannofield in Aberdeen.
Gordon Goudie was the leading wicket taker, claiming three victims, while bowlers Calum MacLeod and Gordon Drummond each earned two scalps.
Victory looked unlikely when Scotland made 113-6, with opener Richie Berrington top scoring on 29 and Preston Mommsen 24 not out.
But the visitors were dismissed with 13 balls remaining, 35 runs short.
The teams will meet again at the same venue on Friday evening and both sides will be looking to improve with the bat.
Duncan Allan was Kenya's leading scorer with just 15 runs, with Irfan Karim (11) and Tanmay Mishra (13) the only other batsmen to reach double figures.
Veteran Neil Carter was also among the Scottish wicket takers, dismissing Morris Ouma thanks to a catch from Drummond, while Majid Haq was the most economic of the home bowlers, taking one wicket and conceding a mere 10 runs from his four overs.
On a tricky wicket, Scotland only managed to score nine boundaries, with Goudie and Moneeb Iqbal each hitting a welcome six late in the innings.