|European Under 19 (World Cup Qualifier) Championship: Belfast, July 2010|
Scotland continue on their winning way
At Belmont, Scotland had a comfortable seven wickets victory over Denmark. Winning the toss, Scotland had no hesitation in asking their opponents to bat first and Denmark were soon in trouble on a soft, damp, surface that was far removed from the artificial pitches on which they are used to batting.
Scotland captain Paddy Sadler bowled his ten overs straight off, taking four wickets for just 10 runs as the top order collapsed. Basit Javed at number six was the only batsman to get to grips with the bowling and pitch, making 32 of the 55 runs scored while he was at the crease. Apart from Javed, no Danish batsman managed to reach double figures as they fell to a final total of 100 in the 45th over. Freddie Coleman grabbed the last three wickets at a cost of four runs in four overs.
Scotland began slowly, losing Tom McBride who was trapped in front by Javed with just 11 on the board. Coleman and Anjan Luthra then took the score to 38 before Coleman was run out following a fine piece of work by bowler Anders Bulow. However, Luthra was then joined by Aman Bailwal and they took control and saw Scotland to within sight of victory before Luthra was caught on the deep mid wicket boundary by Akbar Raja.
Scotland reached their target in the 28th over, Bailwal finishing the match with the only six hit of the day.
The Danish seam bowlers and fielders worked hard throughout but their batsmen had given them far too few runs to defend.
This victory leaves Scotland with two victories after two rounds of matches, while Denmark are still searching for their first win. After tomorrow's rest day, Denmark will meet Ireland, while Scotland will face The Netherlands.