World Cup qualifier: Scotland secure 53-run win against UAE

Calum MacLeod hit a century in Scotland's 53-run win over UAE in their World Cup qualifier
ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, Group A
Scotland 265-6 (28 overs) beat United Arab Emirates 212 (26.5 overs) by 53 runs
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Calum MacLeod hit a century as Scotland beat the United Arab Emirates by 53 runs in their ICC World Cup Group A qualifier in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Scotland posted 265-6 in a match reduced to 28 overs per side, before the UAE were bowled out for 212.

It was Scotland's second win in three matches after beating Nepal and seals their Super Six place before Thursday's final group match against Canada.

They are level on points with UAE, who remain second on net run rate.

The top three in the two groups qualify for the Super Six.

MacLeod, 25, hit 113 runs from 62 balls, with 10 fours and three sixes. He shared an opening stand of 178 with Matty Cross, who scored 88 from 60 balls.

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