Scotland bounced back from yesterday's crushing defeat to Sri Lanka with a win over hosts Malaysia today in Kuala Lumpur to get their Commonwealth Games qualification campaign back on track.

Batting first after they won the toss, the opening pair of Sarah Bryce and Abbi Aitken-Drummond put on 41, Bryce scoring 30 of those runs before she was dismissed in the fifth over. Sarah's sister Kathryn then joined Aitken-Drummond in the middle with the two putting on 63 before Aitken-Drummond was stumped for 43 nine overs later.

Bryce stayed in until the end of the innings, keeping the strike as much as possible and scoring an unbeaten 62 from 46 balls to take her team to a total of 148-5.

An opening stand of 32 in 4.3 overs between Winifred Duraisingam and Wan Julia showed promise, but the Scottish bowlers soon got on top of the game, particularly Katherine Fraser who took four wickets including both openers. The eighth wicket pairing of Jamahidaya Intan and Wan Nor Zulaika hung on for eight overs and put on 45, but the runs were coming too slowly and the home team could only manage 117-8 from their 20 overs, losing by 31 runs.

Scotland now have two days off before they take on Kenya on Saturday. The Kenyans played their first game of the qualifier today, coming up against Bangladesh. They gave their full member opponents an almighty scare, reducing them to 50-6 in the first nine overs before an unbroken seventh wicket stand of 75 between Salma Khatun and Ritu Moni took them to 125.

Only one of Kenya's batters was able to reach double figures as they were bowled out for 45, losing by 80 runs. Nadhia Akter was the pick of the bowlers, taking 5-12. Kenya will play Sri Lanka tomorrow.