Mark Chapman’s century propels New Zealand to a one-off ODI victory over Scotland. As New Zealand chased down a 307-run target in 45.5 overs, Mark Chapman scored 101 not out off 75 balls.
Mark Chapman’s unbeaten century capped a memorable few days in Edinburgh, as New Zealand easily defeated Scotland by seven wickets in the lone one-day international on Sunday. Chapman added 101 not out to his T20-best 83 in a 102-run thrashing of the Scots on Friday, as New Zealand, beaten finalists in the last two 50-over World Cups, proved too strong for their non-Test hosts in the longer white-ball format. Chapman, 28, shared an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 175 with Daryl Mitchell (74 not out) as New Zealand won with 25 balls to spare, finishing on 307-3 in response to Scotland’s 306 all out.
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New Zealand Beat Scotland by 7 Wickets
“The platform that the boys up top left us was amazing; it really set up the innings,” Mitchell said.
“It was great to get out in the middle with ‘Chappy’ and finish the job.”
“His knock was incredible. It was great to see him (Chapman) get an ODI century; I’m really proud of him.”
Chapman’s century was his second in seven ODIs, following his unbeaten 124 against the UAE in 2015.
Martin Guptill (47) and opening partner Finn Allen (50) got New Zealand’s chase off to a strong start before the fourth-wicket duo eased the Kiwis home despite off-spinner Michael Leask’s 2-46.
Overall, Leask played well, scoring 85 and sharing a 92-run stand with Matthew Cross (53) that kept Scotland in the game after they had fallen to 107-5.
Leask faced 55 balls in total, including nine fours and four sixes.
Michael Bracewell and Jacob Duffy of New Zealand each took three wickets.
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