Scotland cruise past Kenya
Scotland saw off Kenya to claim their second victory at the Grange today, the hosts' middle order making short work of a 142 run chase. Matt Cross top-scored for the Scots with an unbeaten 45 from 34, with support from MacLeod, Munsey and Berrinton.
Earlier Irfan Karim had gotten the Kenyans off to a flying start, smashing 46 off just 26 balls as Kenya took 65 runs off the powerplay for the loss of Kalyan Patel and Nehemiah Odhiambo. Karim would fall just 9 balls later however, lofting a Michael Leask delivery straight to MacLeod at long off.
From there on out the runs dried up remarkably, just three more boundaries coming in the rest of the innings, two from Morris Ouma's outside edge. Ouma and Rakep Patel added 52 for the fifth wicket but took 11 overs to do so, as Leask and Con de Lange pinned the Kenyan middle order back with accuracy and discipline.
From 65-2 at the end of the powerplay Kenay struggled to 141-5 by the end of the innings. Given the previous scores at the ground it looked at least 20 short of par, and Scotland's middle order made it look even worse.
Desite Kyle Coetzer losing his off stump to Otieno's third ball without a run on the board, after the first over Scotland's run rate never dipped below tens. MacLeod and Cross added 36 for the first wicket in 3.3 overs before Macleod chopped on having made 21 off 11, but Cross pressed on undeterred. Sweeping and driving with authority, fluent partnerships with George Munsey and Richie Berrington to see the hosts home in just 14.5 overs