Scotland vs New Zealand: Mark Chapman’s Century Powers New Zealand To Seven-Wicket Win Over Scotland In One-Off ODI

Mark Chapmans Century propels New Zealand to seven-wicket win over Scotland in one-off ODI

Mark Chapman (left) was named Player of the Match.© Twitter

Mark Chapman finished a memorable few days in Edinburgh with an unbeaten hundred, as New Zealand comfortably beat Scotland by seven wickets in a one-day international on Sunday. Chapman followed his T20-best 83 in a 102-run thrashing of the Scots on Friday with 101 not out as New Zealand, beating finalists in the last two 50-over World Cups, also proved too strong for their non-Test hosts in the longer white-ball format. The 28-year-old Chapman shared an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 175 with Daryl Mitchell (74 not out) as the Black Caps won with 25 balls left when they finished 307-3 in response to Scotland’s 306 all-out.

“The platform the guys at the top left behind was great, it really took care of the innings,” said Mitchell.

“It was nice to get right in the middle with ‘Chappy’ and get the job done.

“His knock was great. It was nice to see him (Chapman) get an ODI hundred, I really love him.”

It was Chapman’s second century in seven career ODIs after his unbeaten 124 against the UAE in 2015.

Martin Guptill (47) and opening partner Finn Allen, with exactly 50, got off to a good start to the New Zealand chase before the fourth wicket duo lit up New Zealand’s home despite off-spinner Michael Leask’s 2-46.

Leask had a great game overall, made 85 and shared a 92 score with Matthew Cross (53) who kept Scotland in the game after they fell to 107-5.

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Allrounder Leask faced 55 balls, including nine fours and four sixes.

New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell and Jacob Duffy each took three wickets.

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