Scotland qualify for World Cup

Blackpool Citizen: Rob Taylor's unbeaten 46 helped Scotland qualify for the World Cup Rob Taylor's unbeaten 46 helped Scotland qualify for the World Cup

Scotland booked their place at next year's World Cup as they sealed a nervy three-wicket win over Kenya in New Zealand.

Needing 261 for victory, Scotland were struggling at 169 for six before captain Preston Mommsen (78) and Rob Taylor (46no) pushed them to victory.

The pair put on 53 for the seventh wicket before Taylor, who scored his runs off 37 balls, pushed his side over the line once his skipper had fallen, with the key hit a six off Nehemiah Odhiambo in the penultimate over.

Opener Alex Obanda was Kenya's top-scorer with 89 as they were bowled out for 260 in exactly 50 overs.

The win ensured Scotland finished second in the Super Six qualifying table behind the United Arab Emirates, who beat Namibia by 36 runs.

Both will go forward to the 2015 World Cup, which will take place in Australia and New Zealand in February and March.

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