Scotland hit back to draw T20 series

Kyle Coetzer provided a reminder of his talent with a swashbuckling innings of 70 that helped Scotland beat Hong Kong by 37 runs to draw the two-match Twenty20 international series.

The 31-year-old, released by Northamptonshire last year, smashed five fours and six maximums in a brutal 40-ball knock in Mong Kok.

Coetzer, dismissed for a duck in the Scots’ defeat yesterday, and Matthew Cross overcame the third-ball loss of George Munsey with a second-wicket partnership of 71 to set the platform for Scotland’s 161 for nine after they were asked to bat. 

Hong Kong’s chase faltered from the very first ball, Jamie Atkinson edging Saryaan Sharif behind, and they were soon languishing on seven for four.

Skipper Tanwir Afzal, one of three players to reach double figures, provided some entertainment by smashing 30 runs off the 17th over, bowled by Rob Taylor, including four sixes and a four.

But Brad Wheal returned to dismiss him in the next, for a punishing 22-ball 56 that included seven maximums in all, to complete figures of 3-20 from four overs, as the hosts were all out for 124 in the penultimate over.  

Source: ECB

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