Queenstown: In the only Group A match of the day, Scotland recorded a comfortable 90-run win over Nepal at Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown in a match delayed by light showers.
Scotland bounced back from its loss to Hong Kong on Monday to post a competitive total of 249 for seven, with the top order contributing runs. Man of the match Freddie Coleman (64*) put on a 46-run fifth wicket partnership with Preston Mommsen (35), while lower order batsman Safyaan Sharif struck three boundaries in an unbeaten knock of 25 off 17 balls to add quick runs at the end of the innings.
Sompal Kami was the pick of the Nepal bowlers (3-35), while Sagar Pun took two for 38.
The Nepal run chase never recovered after opener Pun was dismissed off the first ball. Gyanendra Malla (34) and Sharad Vesawkar (30) were the main contributors with the bat, posting patient totals while wickets fell around them. Nepal's last three wickets fell for 18 runs in five overs, and the side was dismissed for 159 in 46.1 overs.
Scotland 249 for 7 (Coleman 64*, Kami 3-35, Pun 2-38)
Nepal 159 (Wardlaw 3-32, Majid Haq 2-24, Taylor 2-27)
Result: Scotland won by 90 runs
MOM: Freddie Coleman (Scotland)
Points: Scotland 2, Nepal 0