2nd T20I: New Zealand beat Scotland by 102 points to seal the series | Cricket News
EDINBURGH: New Zealand posted their highest international Twenty20 total of 254 as they hammered Scotland by 102 points in Edinburgh on Friday to win a 2-0 series.
World Test champions New Zealand, who had beaten non-world elite Scotland two days earlier by 68 points again proved too strong for their hosts.
Marc Chapman and Michael Bracewell the two had career-high scores at that level on Friday, going 83 and 61 not-eliminated, respectively, for a 254-5 total.
Chapman’s 44-ball shot featured seven sixes, the first of which knocked him off the mark, while Bracewell faced 25 balls for his runs.
The 28-year-old Chapman’s innings were all the more creditable as it was his first pro shot since mid-April.
“It’s just the nature of international cricket,” Chapman told the ESPNCricinfo website. “It took a little while to get started, but once you get one out in the middle of the bat, things come back pretty quickly.
“We talked about playing and being really positive in the way we play. It happened today, and the boys are pretty happy.”
Scotland never seemed to be chasing a huge target and ultimately did well to avoid being knocked out by finishing 152-9.
Chris Greaves had the top score with 37, while the versatile New Zealander James Nesham took two wickets in an over and spinner Michael Rippon 2-37.