Scotland succumb to Daulatzai blitz
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan defeated Scotland by one innings and five runs on day three of their four day match in the Intercontinental Cricket Championship in Abu Dubai on Thursday, thanks to Izatullah Daulatzai's 11 wicket haul, an official said.
Put into bat, Scotland began on 144 for nine in their second innings after they were dismissed for 125 in their first innings, with seamer Daulatzai returning 6-57, the cricket board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News
Afghanistan responded with 275 all out, with Rahmat Shah top-scoring in the game on 67. In their first innings, the Afghans finished the day 25 runs ahead with six wickets remaining.
For Scotland, opening batsman Kyle Coetzer’s 57 helped to take the match towards a third day, but he was eighth out to be the fourth of Daulatzai’s second-innings victims as the Afghan seamer claimed 5-37.
Mirwais Ashraf sent three batsmen and Samiuallah Shinwari two back to the pavilion.
The loss pushed Scotland to third in the table with Afghanistan who picked up 20 points to move second, three points behind leaders Ireland who are playing the UAE.
Shabir Noori scored 33 runs and Nawroz Mangal 19 and Asghar Stanikzai 41 who was caught out. Mohammad Shahzad was unbeaten on 30 from 21 balls.
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