Sri Lanka rout Scotland by 183 runs

Published: Thursday, July 14, 2011, 11:44 [IST]
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Sri Lanka rout Scotland by 183 runs

Edinburgh, July 14: Scotland might have shown their mettle against Ireland in the ongoing tri-nation series, but they surrendered meekly to a Sri Lankan pace onslaught to lose by a mammoth margin of 183. The Scots were shot out for an embarrassing 101 while chasing Lanka's 284/7 with the latter's pace spearhead Lasith Malinga returning figures of 5/30.

Batting first, Mahela Jayawardene and Dimuth Karunaratne gave their side a forceful start, putting together 101 in 19.3 overs, before Scottish spinner Majid Haq removed the former batsman for 64 off 64 balls. Karunaratne went on to score 60 while the middle order pitched in as well with Thilina Kandamby (20), Dinesh Chadimal (24), Angelo Mathews (23), Ajantha Mendis (34) and Malinga (32) helping rake up their total of 284/7.

Scotland's bowling was intermittently inspired and alternatively shoddy with Preston Mommsen emerging the most effective for his 2/19 in 4 overs. But at the other extreme paceman Safyaan Sharif went for 48 in his 5 overs.

The Sotland reply was disastrous from the start with Malinga sending back openers Frazer Watts and Kyle Coetzer and one-down batsman Callum McLed cheaply, leaving the hosts at 23/3 in 6.3 overs. The middle order could also not get thier innings off the ground with only Josh Davey an Majid Haq getting into double figures. In the end it took the Lankans just 32.4 to wrap up the match. Sri Lankan pace duo Malinga and Dammika Prasad took 8 wicket between them.

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