Scotland beat Uganda in ICC World Twenty20 qualifier
|ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Dubai:|
|Scotland 170-6 (20 overs) beat Uganda 136-9 (20 overs) by 34 runs|
|Match scorecard (external site)|
Scotland's hopes of qualifying for the ICC World Twenty20 have been boosted after they beat Uganda by 34 runs.
The Scots made up for Wednesday's defeat by unbeaten Namibia with a win at Dubai's ICC Global Cricket Academy in their Group B fixture.
They set their African opponents a target of 170 to win, but Uganda only managed 136-9 in reply.
Scotland go on to face bottom of the table Oman in their next Group B fixture, on Friday.
The Scots won the toss and elected to bat, pressing hard with a run rate of 8.50, with man of the match Calum MacLeod top-scoring with 45.
And their bowlers took charge of the Ugandan innings after their openers got off to a solid start - Arthur Kyobe managing 22 before being bowled by Gordon Goudie.
Goudie and Majid Haq claimed three wickets apiece as the Ugandan middle order collapsed.
A late rally of 23 from tail-ender Deusdedit Muhumuza could not stave off the inevitable though, as the Scots claimed both points.
The qualifying tournament is staged across the United Arab Emirates from 13-24 March.
The winners in the United Arab Emirates go into Group A of the World Twenty20 finals in Sri Lanka alongside Australia and West Indies, while the runners-up go into Group B alongside England and India.
The tournament begins on 18 September, with the final to be played on 7 October.
The Cricket Scotland website will be streaming selected matches live from UAE throughout the competition.