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Kiwis walk away with a second win at home

Playing their second match at home Kiwis asked Scotland to bat first. This proved to be a good decision as the New Zealanders toppled the top order and Scotland were looking terrible at 12/4.

Apart from Matt Machan and Richie Berrington who scored half century, what hurt the Scottish most was, half of the team was out on a duck including the skipper Preston Mommsen. Rest could merely touch the double figure score. The innings also got a record in the history of the world cup with three batsmen out on the first delivery and only third such instance in one day international.

Chasing a total of 142 skipper Brendon McCullum and opening partner Martin Guptill appeared to want to reach the target in the nine overs bowled before the break, with number of wickets lost not affecting a team's overall run-rate in the group table, and both were caught behind in the mini-session. Kiwis made it home comfortably after the innings break with few hiccups towards the end.

 

Picture Gallery: 

1. Skipper Brendon McCullum leading from the front.

 

2. Daniel Vettori displays some flying skills.

 

3. Great knock from Matt Machan for his fifty.

 

4. Matt Machan and Richie Berrington added 97 for the fifth wicket.

 

5. Vettori strikes 2 of 2 restricting Scotland to 142.

 

6. Scottish players celebrate the fall of wickets.

 

7. Iain Wardlaw celebrating the kiwi wicket!. 

 

8. Trent Boult signs off with the PLayer of the Match award.