Mommsen disappointed but proud of Scotland

2015 World Cup

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen says their loss to Bangladesh was very disappointing, but gave credit to the Tigers for chasing down a Scotland record score to win comfortably in the end.

Chasing 319 to win, the Tigers reached their target with four wickets down and 11 balls to spare. Opener Tamim Iqbal scored 95 and further fifties from Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hassan saw the Asian team to victory.

Scotland opener Kyle Coetzer hit a Scottish record individual score of 156 in their total of 318 for eight, another record team record Scotland broke on the day. The European team came into the match on the back of a narrow one-wicket defeat to fellow Associate nation Afghanistan.

Mommsen said after the match: "Yeah, (I am) very disappointed, especially after that last result against Afghanistan, and then to play so well in that first half and not get over the line, very disappointed.

"The team is gutted, but credit to the way the Bangladeshi batsmen managed and handled the chase. I thought they batted very well.

"There is a huge amount we can take from today's game. I think the way we batted as a team, the way Kyle Coetzer batted, that individual performance was the best by a Scotland player at a World Cup. So as a team, we're very proud of what he achieved out there.

"We're proud of the first half and that first innings total, again, breaking another record."

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