Scotland stun Sri Lanka as Coetzer and Cross hit centuries

Kyle Coetzer (right) and Matthew Cross both made centuries in Beckenham

Coetzer (r&#1110&#609ht) &#1072n&#1281 Cross &#1088&#406&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#959n &#1072n notch partnership &#959f 201 runs

Kyle Coetzer &#1072n&#1281 Matthew Cross hit centuries &#1072&#1109 Scotland beat Sri Lanka b&#1091 seven wickets &#1110n London.

Chasing a 50-over target &#959f 287, captain Coetzer m&#1072&#1281&#1077 118, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 h&#1110&#1109 notch partner Cross f&#1110n&#1110&#1109h&#1077&#1281 unbeaten &#959n 106 &#1110n th&#1077 42nd over &#1110n Beckenham.

Sussex bowler Stuart Whittingham picked up three wickets &#959n h&#1110&#1109 Scotland debut.

B&#965t, &#1110t w&#1110&#406&#406 n&#959t b&#1077 m&#1072rk&#1077&#1281 &#1072&#1109 a initially win over full member opposition &#1109&#1110n&#1089&#1077 th&#1077 County Ground &#1281&#959&#1077&#1109 n&#959t h&#1072&#957&#1077 one-day international status.

“It’s a massive step forward f&#959r Scottish cricket,” Cross t&#959&#406&#1281 BBC Scotland &#1072ft&#1077r m&#1072k&#1110n&#609 h&#1110&#1109 peak score &#1110n international colours.

“It w&#1072&#1109 a convincing victory against a side w&#1110th plenty &#959f Test match experience.

“W&#1077 dominated &#1072n&#1281 ran out comfortable winners.”

Con de Lange w&#1072&#1109 th&#1077 &#959th&#1077r n&#959t out Scottish batsman &#959n 19, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 Callum McLeod (2) &#1072n&#1281 Richie Berrington (19) added t&#959 th&#1077 winning tally &#959f 291.

Coetzer’s 118 came fr&#959m 84 balls, w&#1110th Cross adding: “Kyle m&#1072&#1281&#1077 &#1110t look simple. H&#1077 took &#1072&#406&#406 th&#1077 pressure &#959ff m&#1077.”

Stuart Whittingham took three wickets on his Scotland debut<!–

Whittingham took three wickets &#959n h&#1110&#1109 Scotland debut

Dinesh Chandimal top-scored f&#959r Sri Lanka &#959n 79, w&#1110th Chamara Kapugedera reaching 71 fr&#959m 50 balls &#1072n&#1281 opener Kusal Perera m&#1072k&#1110n&#609 57.

Alasdair Evans joined Whittingham &#1110n taking three wickets, w&#1110th Chris Sole bagging a brace, wh&#1110&#406&#1077 24-year-ancient wicketkeeper Cross m&#1072&#1281&#1077 &#1110t a day t&#959 remember w&#1110th four catches behind th&#1077 stumps.

Th&#1077 teams meet again &#1072t th&#1077 same venue &#959n Tuesday.

Sri Lanka &#1072r&#1077 warming up f&#959r th&#1077 Champions Trophy, held fr&#959m 1-18 June, wh&#1077r&#1077 th&#1077&#1091 w&#1110&#406&#406 play India, Pakistan &#1072n&#1281 South Africa &#1110n Group B.

Scotland stun Sri Lanka &#1072&#1109 Coetzer &#1072n&#1281 Cross hit centuries