As it Happened - World Cup: New Zealand vs Scotland at University Oval

Updated: 17 February 2015 09:35 IST

New Zealand recorded their second win of the ICC World Cup 2015, beating Scotland by 3 wickets.

New Zealand survived a minor scare to beat Scotland by 3 wickets for their second win of the World Cup 2015. After the bowlers did their job, Kane Williamson top-scored with 38: (SCORECARD | SCHEDULE)

Toss: New Zealand call correctly and decided to bowl vs Scotland, who have never won an ODI against the World Cup co-hosts

The Scots will be playing their first World Cup fixture for eight years, having failed to win in their previous two campaigns, in 1999 and 2007.

New Zealand cemented their status as one of the favourites for this World Cup with a dominating 98-run win over Sri Lanka in the tournament's opening match.

But October saw Scotland, a non-Test nation, go down by just one run to a New Zealand side which included eight members of the Black Caps' World Cup squad.

Live Score - New Zealand vs Scotland

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Earlier in the day, the Kiwis put up a disciplined show as all of their bowlers were on the money picking up wickets regularly and bundled the Scotland team for a mere 142. Berrington and Machan were the only two players who showed some resistance but got out soon after scoring their half centuries.

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Wardlaw was impressive picking up three wickets. Davey and Haq too were handy, picking up three and one wicket repectively, With a low total on board it was too much to ask of the bowlers. In the end the Kiwis got home with three wickets to spare and another win in the bag.

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A comprehensive but unconvincing win in the end. A low total on the board and the Kiwis were in some sort of a hurry to finish the game. As a result they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Post lunch they lost three wickets but still got home with three wickets in hand. Williamson top scored with 38 runs.

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Iain Wardlaw to Daniel Vettori

FOUR! Vettori with the winning runs! Back of a length ball outside off, Vettori looks to pull it away but gets an outside edge and over the slip fielders to the third man region for a boundary. New Zealand win by three wickets.

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Iain Wardlaw to Adam Milne

Length outside off, Milne runs it down to third man for a run.

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Iain Wardlaw to Adam Milne

Full ball on middle, driven to mid off.

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Iain Wardlaw to Daniel Vettori

Fuller on middle, Vettori tucks it to square leg for s single.

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Iain Wardlaw to Daniel Vettori

Short ball on off, Vettori pulls it to mid-wicket for a couple.

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Josh Davey to Adam Milne

On a length on off, defended off the front foot.

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