Steindl pleased despite late collapse
William Dick (CricketMedia Scotland)
PETE Steindl, the Scotland coach, believes his side are still in a strong position despite a late collapse on the opening day of their Intercontinental Cup encounter with Namibia.
Steindl heaped praise on centurion Ryan Flannigan whose third-wicket stand with Kyle Coetzer put the Scots in a position to dominate.
However, he could not conceal a sense of frustration that his players failed to exploit a position of strength.
The Australian said: “It’s been a mixed day and the high point was undoubtedly Ryan’s innings.
“It was a great knock everyone in the team is delighted for him.
“He had to really battle and he showed great patience and discipline. Hopefully he can kick on from this and get a lot more runs for Scotland.”
Steindl said: “We have won two out of the three sessions so it is up to us to capitalise on having runs on the board.
“To be only two wickets down with 180 on the board after losing the toss was a great effort and it’s just a pity that we struggled in a bit in the last session of the day.
“But if we can bat on in the morning and get over 300 we can put ourselves in a position to control the game.”