The latest tri-series in Cricket World Cup League Two got underway today in Dubai as Scotland, currently in second place, took on basement-dwellers Papua New Guinea at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Put into bat, Scotland initially scored slowly, having made just 37 when captain Kyle Coetzer was the second man out in the 11th over. His dismissal brought Richie Berrington to the crease and he and Calum MacLeod began to increase the scoring rate, putting on 80 for the third wicket before MacLeod was out for 32 from the first ball of the 31st over.

There were no more wickets for PNG as Berrington and George Munsey began taking their attack apart.

Another 164 runs were put on in the last 19.5 overs, with Berrington finishing the innings on 114, whilst Munsey scored 79 from 62 balls to take the Scotland total to 284-3.

There was little resistance from Papua New Guinea as they were bowled out for just 122, losing by 163 runs. Gavin Main was the pick of the Scottish bowlers, taking 4-26, with six of the seven bowlers used by Kyle Coetzer taking a wicket. Sese Bau's 29 was the top score for PNG.

Scotland will be back in action again tomorrow when they take on Oman, whilst Papua New Guinea have two days to regroup before they play Oman on Tuesday.