Scotland beats Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy warm-up match


Amar Ashok Jajoo | May 23, 2017 16:15

Scotland stunned Sri Lanka on Sunday as the scots won a ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up match against at Kent County Cricket Ground in England.

Scotland cricket team stunned the Sri Lankan cricket team on Sunday as the scots won a ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up match against the Sri Lankans at Kent County Cricket Ground in England. Though the match was not a full one-day International match, it was Scotland’s first win over a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in any format.

Scotland comfortably chased the target of 288 runs and thrashed the Asian team by seven wickets. Scotland batsmen Kyle Coetzer and Matthew Cross both scored centuries as they put up a double century stand laying the foundation for the historic win. The last time Scotland played Sri Lanka was in the 2015 World Cup, wherein Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs.

Match Summary:

Sri Lanka 287 all out (Dinesh Chandimal 79, Chamara Kapugedera 71, Kusal Perera 57; Stuart Whittingham 3-56, Alasdair Evans 3-62)

Scotland 291 for 3 (Kyle Coetzer 118, Matthew Cross 106 not out)