CricketNew Zealand Strikes With Win In The First ODI V Scotland, Mark Chapman Scores Unbeaten Century
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Mark Chapman’s unbeaten century helped New Zealand win a seven-wicket one-day international victory over Scotland with 25 balls to spare on Sunday. After winning the T20I series, New Zealand’s win lies on Scotland.

Chapman, who scored an unbeaten 101 off 75 balls, shared an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 175 runs with Daryl Mitchell to ease the tourists into a one-off ODI at the Grange Cricket Club to reduce their target to 25 balls .

In reply to Scotland’s 306 in 49.4 overs, New Zealand easily won the match by making 307-3 in 45.5 overs.

Openers Martin Guptill and Finn Allen responded with contributions of 47 and 50 respectively to get the New Zealand team off to a solid start, but it was Chapman and Mitchell who provided the impetus despite Michael Leask’s 2-46 comeback in eight overs. .

They came on 132-3 at the start of the 25th over and Chapman’s knock, which included seven sixes and six fours, and Mitchell’s unbeaten 74, saw them home.

Matthew Cross and Lisk had earlier created a middle-order fight to keep the Scots in the game. The pair had put on 92 for the sixth wicket when Cross was dismissed for 53, leaving Lesk to guide the lower batsmen before he eventually scored 85 off 55 balls including four sixes and nine fours. Which helped Scotland cross 300 runs.

Opting to bat, first wicket fell on 46, the first stand by openers Kyle Coetzer and Michael Jones before Coetzer was dismissed for 22, soon followed by Callum McLeod, 36 for Jones, Berrington and Chris. Greaves left his side at 107-5. Scotland returned to the game even after losing 5 wickets in the 25th over.

Mark Watt’s 31 and 28 from Safayan Sharif took Scotland to 306, with Michael Bracewell and Jacob Duffy both taking three wickets each.