Shoaib hammers the Scots

Steven Lynch

July 7, 2003

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National League Division Two

Durham 267 for 7 beat Scotland 153 by 114 runs
Back in May Scotland started their inaugural National League campaign with a victory over Durham, but there was no repeat at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh as Shoaib Akhtar roared in to demolish the Scottish upper order. After Durham made a handy 267 in their 45 overs, with Gordon Muchall scoring 87, Scotland had no answer to the pace of Shoaib, who took four wickets in his first three overs to reduce the Scots to 6 for 4. Shortly afterwards Rahul Dravid was bowled by Neil Killeen for 5, and after that they did well to limp to 153. Majid Haq thumped 55 not out. It was Scotland's fifth consecutive defeat, after their fine start in the National League.

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Steven Lynch Steven Lynch won the Wisden Cricket Monthly Christmas Quiz three years running before the then-editor said "I can't let you win it again, but would you like a job?" That lasted for 15 years, before he moved across to the Wisden website when that was set up in 2000. Following the merger of the two sites early in 2003 he was appointed as the global editor of Wisden Cricinfo. In June 2005 he became the deputy editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. He continues to contribute the popular weekly "Ask Steven" question-and-answer column on ESPNcricinfo, and edits the Wisden Guide to International Cricket.
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