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Scotland win thriller against MCC

Scotland celebrate a wicket
Scotland celebrate a wicket

Scotland scraped home for a nailbiting one-wicket victory in a low scoring thriller against MCC at Lord's.

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An unbeaten 28 from number eight Majid Haq was the match-winning knock and highest score of the fixture on a bowler friendly day.

Together with Gordon Goudie (11) and Iain Wardlaw (16) the all-rounder rescued his side from what looked like a losing position at 90/7, after the Scots had collapsed spectacularly from 52/1.

Tom Kopelman and former Middlesex and Somerset player Keith Dutch were the architects of the collapse, collecting three wickets apiece.

But Haq and the tail end held their nerve to secure the win with 4.5 overs of their 50 remaining.

Wardlaw and Alasdair Evans had earlier taken three wickets apiece for Scotland, who collected regular MCC scalps after winning the toss and electing to field.

Former Queensland batsman Clinton Perren, a tourist with MCC to Uganda in 2013, briefly shone with 27, but was one of only three players on the home side to pass 20.

The fixture was part of Scotland's preparation for their One Day International against England in Aberdeen next month, and in line with MCC's policy of playing Scotland, Wales and Ireland representative on rotation each year.

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