A stunning century from Richie Berrington saw Scotland to victory over Bangladesh in the countries’ T20 international.
The right-handed batsman smashed 100 runs off just 56 balls in The Hague as the Scots humbled the fourth ranked 20-over side in the world with 34 run victory.
Scotland opted to bat after winning the toss in the Netherlands and made a steady start, racing to 28/1 and then 47/2. Kyle Coetzer was next to go, caught for 14.
Berrington then began to steal the show with some huge hitting. The South Africa-born 25-year-old launched a six over long-on to bring up his 50 and continued to trouble the boundaries throughout.
Another massive six brought up his 100 as Scotland ended their innings on 162/7.
Bowlers Josh Davey and Gordon Goudie managed to suppress the Bangladeshi dangermen like Tamim Iqbal to just 25 runs, with Davey picking up three wicket in all.
Bangladesh only managed 128 before being all out with two over still remaining.
Delighted Scotland coach Pete Steindl said it was a massive team performance but reserved special praise for Berrington, who became the first associate nation player to hit a T20 century.
Steindl said: “We’ve talked about keeping together and putting in a complete performance that we know we are capable of. Our fielding was as good a performance as I have seen from a Scotland side.
“We are now determined that this is not a one-off, and we are all desperate to go on and build on this.
“[Berrington had] an exceptional innings, completely chanceless. He picked his options and executed his skills perfectly.
“It took a lot of courage to play that shot to reach 100. The ball was in his slot and be backed his skills to complete an extraordinary innings.”
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