Live Score: Pakistan vs Scotland 2nd ODI Match 2013 - PAK vs SCO
Pak vs SCO Live Scorecard - Pakistan vs Scotland 2nd ODI Live Score of Pakistan tour of Scotland 2013 on May 19th played at Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.
Pakistan may have thrashed underdogs Scotland by 96 runs in their first One-day International in Edinburgh on Friday but the tourists must be fully aware that their performance in the game was far from convincing.
Apart from a captain’s knock of 83 by Misbah-ul-Haq and a 49-run contribution from opener Imran Farhat, no other Pakistani batter was able to rise to the occasion which allowed the hosts to restrict them to 231. The visitors responded well by bowling out Scotland cheaply but overall their showing wasn’t good enough against a lower-ranked opposition.
On Sunday (today), they will go all out to record a more comprehensive victory before flying out to Dublin where they will play two One-day Internationals against Ireland ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy which gets underway from June 6.
The second ODI against Pakistan and Scotland to be played at the same venue in Edinburgh would be another opportunity for misfiring Pakistani batters to adapt to British conditions. They should learn a thing or two from Misbah, who shepherded his team to a respectable total.
Meanwhile, Scotland will take the field hoping to surprise the Pakistani nig guns in their second and last clash.
Their record-breaking bowler Majid Haq admitted that the hosts lacked the belief to beat Pakistan after letting the tourists off the hook in the series opener.
Haq admitted Scotland did not yet have the self-confidence to punish the world’s top teams.
“Does it come down to belief? Maybe,” he said.
“Obviously we haven’t got over the line yet against one of these big countries. Teams like Ireland have that experience of getting over the finishing line.
“If Ireland had kept Pakistan to 230 they would expect to win the game.
“At half-time I was pretty confident. I felt we had to get a good start and we did. We were at 50 for one. But then we had a massive collapse. I don’t feel let down by the batsman. I still count myself as a batsman and I didn’t do anything myself to chase those runs down.”
Off-spinner Haq went into Friday’s match level with John Blain on 41 ODI scalps but his treble yesterday earned him the honour as Scotland’s most prolific international bowler all for himself.
However, the Clydesdale man said his personal triumph paled against the team’s defeat, saying: “It’s a proud moment for me but the result was more important and we have thrown away the best chance I can remember us having to beat a full member nation in a 50-over game.