Another Scotland v Oman match, another last over finish. Following on from Scotland winning with two balls to spare on Sunday, they won with one ball to spare today, though this time they did so batting second.

With Kyle Coetzer, who celebrated his 38th birthday yesterday, out for a duck from the second ball of the Scotland innings and the other members of the top three out in single digit scores, Scotland were on the back foot early in their pursuit of Oman's total of 225-7.

Richie Berrington and George Munsey got them back on the front foot with a 98 run fourth wicket partnership which ended when Munsey was dismissed for 43. Berrington carried on holding an end up and got Scotland into a position where they needed 19 from their final two overs with three wickets to spare.

But Berrington was out from the first ball of the penultimate over, caught by Zeeshan Maqsood at mid-off. Scotland will have been grateful that the law change that sees the incoming batter always take strike after a catch as the runners crossed and they were able to have the set batter Mark Watt face the next ball.

Watt scored five from the next three balls, with Adrian Neill scoring two before missing a scoop shot from the last ball of the over. This left Scotland needing 12 from the last over but having to face Bilal Khan, one of the best bowlers in associate cricket.

Watt, better known for his consistent left-arm finger spin, met the occasion, though it did involve a sliver of luck when he got an inside edge to the fine leg boundary after coming down the pitch to a yorker from the first ball. Two more were taken from the next ball and a single to bring Neill on strike with three balls remaining.

Neill played and missed but he and Watt were able to scamper through for a bye, meaning that Scotland needed four runs from the last two balls. There was no lucky shot by Watt from this delivery as he convincingly hit the ball straight over Khan's end to score a four and secure the two wicket win.

The CWC League 2 schedule has Scotland's next action as being a tri-series in the USA against the hosts and the UAE, although as always in these times, that schedule should be taken with a pinch of salt. There is one more match in this tri-series though as Oman will play Papua New Guinea tomorrow. A win for Oman against the bottom placed team will secure a place in the World Cup Qualifier.