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MacLeod ton squares Scotland series

Calum MacLeod’s second one-day international century fired Scotland to a series-levelling 144-run win over Netherlands in a rain-hit match at Glasgow.

Durham right-hander MacLeod struck 145 from 124 balls at the top of the order as Scotland posted a formidable 317 all out from 49.3 overs.

Michael Leask then had a hand in six wickets, taking 4-20 and claiming a catch and a run-out, as the Dutch never threatened to chase down the target.

The visitors were 115 for seven in the 23rd over when the rain came and, when it stayed at Titwood, the Duckworth/Lewis calculations were firmly in favour of Scotland.

MacLeod hit 37 yesterday as Scotland suffered a 44-run defeat in new head coach Grant Bradburn's debut, but he was on top form with 14 fours and four sixes.

It was not quite a stand-alone performance, Preston Mommsen was the next-highest scorer with 45, but the opener batted through until the penultimate over before he became Ahsan Jamil’s sixth victim.

Stephan Myburgh started the Dutch innings in determined fashion - he hit two sixes and a four in the fourth over - but his day was over on 27 thanks to a spectacular introduction to international cricket from debutant Gavin Main.

The 19-year-old right-armer’s first ball produced a wicket as Myburgh edged to the hands of Marc Petrie.

Leask then set to work on the Dutch who had moved confidently to 52 for one in the eighth over.

Leask, who had seen two dropped chances in his first over, trapped Mohammad Wasim lbw and two balls later ran out Warren Baressi to put the clamps on.

When he returned to the attack opener Michael Swart was stumped on 27 and in his next over the dangerous Ben Cooper was caught by Hamish Gardiner.

The deciding match of the series will be in Glasgow on Friday.

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