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India beat Scotland in Glasgow ODI

Gautam Gambhir top scores for India with his knock of 85 as India reach home with 7 wickets to spare. Ball-by-ball commentary

cricket Updated: Aug 17, 2007 02:11 IST

India beat Scotland by seven wickets in the rain-reduced Royal stag cup cricket tournament in Glasgow on Thursday. India lost just three wickets on way to reaching the target of 209 runs.


Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bat against Scotland.


Munaf Patel made a successful return as India dished out a tidy bowling performance to restrict Scotland to 204 for nine in the rain-reduced one-off one-day international at Glasgow.


Patel, who missed the Ireland one-dayers and England Tests with an injury, picked up 2-37 with a changed action from a shortened run up.


Rudra Pratap Singh continued with his good form of the Test series to claim 2-26 while Ajit Agarkar and Piyush Chawla also grabbed two wickets each.


Scotland failed to break the shackles thrown around them by the Indian bowlers who had them on the mat at 49-4 in 15 overs.


The home team then owed their total to a fifth wicket stand of 82 runs between Gavin Hamilton and Neil McCallum.


Hamilton made 44 and McCallum 41.


Two rain stoppages reduced the match to 46 overs a side.



Brief scores:


Scotland: 203 for nine (revised target 209 (D/L method)


India: 212 for three in 39.5 overs (R Uthappa 55, G Gambhir 85, Yuvraj Singh 38; Majid Haq 1-32).


Teams


India: Rahul Dravid (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ramesh Powar, Piyush Chawla, Ajit Agarkar, Rudra Pratap Singh and Munaf Patel.


Scotland: Ryan Watson (captain), John Blain, Gavin Hamilton, Majid Haq, Paul Hoffmann, Neil McCallum, Navdeep Poonia, Dewald Nel, Colin Smith, Fraser Watts and Craig Wright.