Skipper Kathryn Bryce guides Scotland to a Win against Ireland by 5 Wickets in T20 WC Qualifiers

The Irish Women locked horns with the Scottish Women at the La Manga Club Top Ground today. The Ireland side won the toss and elected to BAT first.

 

Scotland Women's Cricket Team
Scotland Women’s Cricket Team

 

The match was opened by Irish opening pair Gaby Lewis and Rebecca Stokell. Scotland’s Kathryn Bryce took up the bowling end. The start was not up to the mark as the openers had barely managed to score 20 runs in the first 6 overs when Lewis was caught out by K McGill. Following them, none of the batters could even make 20 runs individually as the Scottish bowlers quickly picked wickets, not giving the Irish batters a chance to settle themselves on the field. The inning ended with Kathryn Bryce claiming another wicket of Sophie MacMahon. At a paltry score of 89 runs, the entire Irish team had been eliminated. Rebecca Stokell contributed 21 runs to the team score. Katherine Fraser took the most wickets at 3-14. Because of good bowling in the start, the Scottish team now had to chase a very easy target.

The second inning opened in favour of the Irish Women as Ava Canning eliminated opener Lorna Jack. With the opening strategy failing in the start, Kathryn Bryce came to the rescue. Despite feeble support from the middle line, Kathryn sustained on the field ensuring Scotland’s dominance over the Irish bowlers. Partnering up with Becky Glen, who was 7th in line, Bryce ended the inning with a fantastic six. Bryce contributed the highest score of 46 runs to the team score and propelled her team to victory.

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The Scottish team had a good start with the bowlers’ performance. However, in the second inning, it was because of Bryce’s individual effort that they managed to chase the target. The Irish team, unfortunately, had a disappointing start but their bowlers did a good job as well. It was only due to Bryce’s sustenance on the field that Ireland’s victory slipped from its palms.

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