Scotland complete the destruction
The third day of this match had an air of inevitability to it, with Canada resuming on 36 for 2, and still requiring 260 further runs to force Scotland to bat again. The only hope for the home side was to build a patient innings and bat out at least all of the day. Those hopes were dashed early, and Scotland earned themselves a day off by wrapping up the victory shortly after lunch.
The overnight batsmen were Sandeep Jyoti and Qaiser Ali, and they came out with the right idea: defending good balls and scoring off of bad ones. However, the barrage of wickets started soon, when Ali was caught by McCallum off the bowling of Dewald Nel. Arvind Kandappah was gone without scoring, flashing late at a wide ball and edging to slips in an identical way to his dismissal yesterday. Abdool Samad joined Jyoti and built a bit of a partnership, before he played and missed at a Ross Lyons delivery and was stumped for 18, with the total on 81.
Jyoti was the only bright light on a dreary day for Canadian cricket. He applied himself well, working hard for his runs, and it looked as though he may make a 50 before edged Lyons into the slips feebly with his score on 43 from 132 balls. The rest of the batting order went down quickly, and after a pause provided by the lunch interval, Canada were all out for 130 runs in just 58.3 overs of batting.
The best bowler for Scotland was Ross Lyons, who claimed 4 wickets while conceding 36 runs in 15 overs of work. Dewald Nel took 3 for 38 in 11 overs, and Majid Haq built pressure by allowing just 15 runs in 11.3 overs, and grabbed 2 wickets for himself as well. Even with the bowling performances, the Man of the Match award was given to Dougie Lockhart for his 151 run effort, and some tidy keeping throughout the two Canadian innings.
The final evaluation found a Scotland win by an innings and 165 runs, which is the best win in their history. The previous best was a win by an innings and 147 against Ireland in July of 1926.
Both sides will now head over to Ireland for the ICC Twenty20 qualifying tournament, and Canada will have a summer full of Twenty20 as they return to Toronto for a quadrangular series with Pakistan, Bangladesh, and West Indies.