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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 27 March 2019

Oman bowled out for 24 as Scotland win first 50-over match by 10 wickets

Ruaidhri Smith and Adrian Neill claim four wickets each in Al Amerat as game lasts less than 21 overs

Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer, pictured against UAE in January 2018, helped his side to a crushing win over Oman. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer, pictured against UAE in January 2018, helped his side to a crushing win over Oman. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Oman were bowled out for the fourth-lowest total in List-A cricket history on Tuesday as Scotland claimed a 10-wicket win in Al Amerat.

In the first of three 50-over matches, Oman were skittled for 24 runs inside 18 overs as Ruaidhri Smith and Adrian Neill claimed four wickets each.

No 3 batsman Khawar Ali top-scored with 15 while six batsmen fell for ducks, including both openers. Extras provided the second-most amount of runs with three.

In response, Scotland chased down the target in 20 deliveries as the match ended after just 20.3 overs. Captain Kyle Coetzer and Matthew Cross provided the Scottish runs with four boundaries between them.

"Everything seemed to go well, which is quite rare - normally there's a partnership somewhere in the game, but we seemed to keep picking up wickets all the way through," Smith, who finished with figures of 4-7, told Cricket Scotland.

"I'm really pleased, everything seemed to go my way today. I thought we played really well and took our chances when they came."

The second match takes place tomorrow with the third on Friday, all at the same venue.

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