Aitken disappointed as Scotland exit
Scotland Women bowed out of the World Cup Qualifiers after a six-wicket loss to Pakistan.
Captain Abbi Aitken was disappointed at her side's display with the bat after making just 91, but praised the efforts of Kirstie Gordon who took four wickets.
"It's been a tough day to be honest. Not probably the way we wanted to go out of the tournament. We always knew Pakistan were going to be tough opponents for us. We let ourselves down but there were elements there - Kirstie Gordon has been fantastic all tournament and a great way to finish it off. We'll concentrate on the highs going out and can go home with our heads held high."
Aitken admitted that the side had fallen short of their Super Six aim, but their exit was a deserved one after their displays had fallen well short of the standard required.
"We didn't shy away from telling everyone coming out here that it was our aim to get to the Super Sixes and we haven't done that, so naturally we are disappointed that we haven't achieved what we set out to do. We are a bit gutted but we did know that it was going to be a big task. Unfortunately when it was our turn we weren't quite good enough on the day."
It's been a steep learning curve for the young Scotland team, but Aitken felt the squad will be all the better for the exposure to some of the game's power-houses.
"No doubt about it, that we've learned a lot out here. Just for the girls to share the field with the likes of South Africa and Pakistan, you can't fail to be out there and not learn from that experience."