Rain following Scottish cricket teams around is something of a running joke in associate cricket circles, with the men even managing to get a game rained off in the UAE. There are probably drought ridden places on earth desperate to play host to a Scottish cricket match.

And sure enough rain shortened today's Commonwealth Games qualifier match against Kenya in Kuala Lumpur down to an eight over contest, with Scotland batting first after being put in. Sarah Bryce started with two fours before being dismissed and her dismissal was followed by Abbi Aitken-Drummond and Kathryn Bryce putting on 38.

Aitken-Drummond was unbeaten on 21 at the end of the innings, whilst Kathryn Bryce top scored with 27 as the Scots scored 70-3 in their 8 overs.

In the second over of the Kenyan reply, Katherine Fraser took two wickets in two balls, and they couldn't get back into the game from there, despite an unbeaten 24 from Sarah Wetoto. They reached 54-3, losing by 16 runs.

The other match today didn't involve Scotland so was able to be a full 20 over contest, with tournament favourites Sri Lanka taking on hosts Malaysia. A superb unbroken 87 run partnership between Harshitha Madavi and Nilakshi de Silva, who scored 65 and 49 respectively, helped Sri Lanka score 175-3.

Malaysia's captain Winifred Duraisingam batted throughout her team's reply scoring 42, but there was only one other double digit score as the home side were kept to 82-7, losing by 93 runs.

The tournament continues tomorrow with Scotland needing a big win over Bangladesh if they are to keep their hopes of qualifying alive. Kenya and Malaysia, already out of contention, will play their final game as both look to avoid last place.