Scotland ease to second Twenty20 success against Kenya

Scotland all-rounder Calum MacLeod
Second Twenty20 international, Aberdeen:
Scotland 106-3 (18.3 overs) beat Kenya 100-8 (20 overs) by seven wickets
Match scorecard

Scotland beat Kenya by seven wickets to complete a 2-0 Twenty20 international series win in Aberdeen.

Calum MacLeod hit a six to finish on 46 not out and seal a seven-wicket win in style with nine balls remaining.

The visitors reached 100-8 from their 20 overs as Collins Obuya top scored with 37 not out.

Calvin Burnett took three Kenyan wickets before opener Richie Berrington and Craig Wallace chipped in with runs, making 20 and 23 respectively.

Earlier in the week, the Scots won both World Cricket League games between the sides and came out on top in another low-scoring T20 match on Thursday.

MacLeod closed out the game in the 19th over, hitting a four and two consecutive sixes, his only boundaries in a previously patient innings.

Kenya, who were all out for just 78 in the previous contest, won the toss and elected to bat first.

However, they struggled to build any momentum in the face of some tight bowling from the hosts.

And, when Rakep Patel was sent packing after facing one delivery from Burnett, the Africans were wobbling on 27-4.

Duncan Allan (18) helped steady the ship for a while with Obuya but a challenging total never looked likely as Majid Haq helped himself to a couple of late wickets.

Berrington fell in the seventh over and Scotland had passed the 50 mark when Matthew Cross was caught behind for seven, leaving Wallace and MacLeod to keep the run rate ticking over.

Wallace was bowled by Allan and Preston Mommsen was the man watching on from the other end as MacLeod finished with a flourish.

The teams complete their series with a four-day Intercontinental Cup clash which starts in Aberdeen on Sunday.

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