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Day 2: Scotland at 227/8 versus Afghanistan

Day 2: Scotland at 227/8 versus Afghanistan

Jun 04, 2015 - 14:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Scotland have so far scored 227 runs against Afghanistaninfo-icon in the ongoing four-day match that began at Stirling on Wednesday, a day beyond the schedule due to heavy rain.

Afghanistan Cricket Board spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News there was no play on the first day (Tuesday) due to heavy rain and the game began late on Wednesday due to wet ground conditions.

The opening round matches of the four-day First-Class Intercontinental Cup 2015-17, which is a pathway for Test cricket, started from Tuesday.

The side that wins this eight-team round-robin competition will play the 10th-ranked side on the ICC Test Team Rankings (as at 31 December 2017) in the four-match ICC Test Challenge during 2018.

It is a home and away base contest. If the Associate Member wins the series, then it will become the 11th Test nation.

Besides defending champion Ireland, the event also featuresinfo-icon former winner Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Namibia, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Afghanistan won the toss and invited the Scots to bat first. On Wednesday, the day two, Scotland scored 227 runs in 65 overs for the loss of eight wickets.

For Afghanistan, Samiullah Shinwari took three wickets, Mohammad Nabi two, Yamin Ahmadzai, Rahmat Shah and Mirwais Ashraf shared one wicket apiece.

Scotland will resume their innings on Thursday noon (according to Afghanistan time).


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