The Saltires were outplayed in every department and will have to raise their game by several notches if they are to have any chance in tomorrow's T20 against Bangladesh.
Chasing 266 for victory, the Saltires made a promising start, their cause aided by Darren Pattinson limping off after bowling just two balls.
Josh Davey looked in prime form with a series of well-timed shots, twice hitting Harry Gurney for consecutive boundaries. However, having made 27, he suffered the most unfortunate of dismissals when Gurney managed to divert Calum MacLeod's drive on to the stumps with Davey out of his ground.
MacLeod was next to go, deceived by Graeme White and easily stumped by Chris Read, and at 50-2 in the 12th over, the Saltires were already falling behind the rate.
The promotion of Gordon Goudie to pinch-hit was a qualified success. However, his cameo knock was cut short on 21 when he was bowled by White's well flighted left-arm spin.
Sadly, it got no better for Scotland as a procession of batsmen came and went in quick succession.
Richie Berrnigton fell to a fine return catch by Adam Voges while Jean Symes, having reached a promising 34, was run out in a mix-up with Preston Mommsen.
Ryan Flannigan batted with more purpose than all his colleagues, hammering 38 from 25 balls with two huge 6s before falling while attempting another big hit.
It all added up to a fifth consecutive CB40 defeat and the prospect of the Group B wooden spoon. Yet, their day could not have got off to a better start when Goudie trapped Michael Lumb with the first ball of the match.
However, a stand of 82 between Alex Hales and James Taylor in just 12 overs changed the complexion with both punishing an increasingly ragged bowling attack.
It took the introduction of Symes to secure a second breakthrough, when Hales, having made a run-a-ball 37, was lured out of his crease and smartly stumped by Craig Wallace.
Haq was the Saltires' most economical bowler, conceding just 32 runs from his eight overs and claiming the wicket of Taylor, who took a ridiculous liberty with a reverse sweep which looped off the top edge of his bat to Davey. Taylor, though had played his part with an accomplished 68.
The England Lions batsman, though, was merely the warm-up act for Samit Patel and Voges, who piled on the runs during a stand of 86 in just 10 overs.
Scotland simply could not match such firepower.
M Lumb lbw b Goudie 0
A Hales st Wallace b Symes 37
J Taylor c Davey b Haq 68
S Patel B Goudie 82
A Voges not out 64
R Wessels c Stander b Goudie 3
C Read not out 2
Extras (lb3 w6) 9
Total (for five, 40 overs) 265
Fall 1-0, 2-82, 3-155, 4-241, 5-259
Bowling Goudie 7-0-44-3, Drummond 5-0-39-0, Davey 6-0-51-0, Symes 5-0-37-1, Haq 8-0-32-1, Berrington 6-0-44-0, Mommsen 3-0-15-0
J Davey run out 27
C MacLeod st Read b White 11
J Symes run out 34
G Goudie b White 21
R Berrington c&b Voges 3
P Mommsen c Wessels b Patel 14
M Haq lbw b Patel 1
R Flannigan c Wessels b Voges 38
J Stander lbw b Voges 6
C Wallace not out 12
G Drummond st Read b White 6
Extras (lb3 w1) 4
Total (all out, 36 overs) 177
Fall 1-33, 2-50, 3-89, 4-96, 5-104, 6-106, 7-135, 8-155, 9-162, 10-177
Bowling Gurney 6-1-34-0, Pattinson 0.2-0-0-0, Voges 7.4-0-37-3, Patel 8-0-39-2, Ball 6-0-22-0, White 8-0-42-3.
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