Afghanistan tour of Scotland, 2010 / Commentary

Afghanistan in Scotland ODI Series - 1st ODI

Scotland v Afghanistan

Afghanistan won by 9 wickets (with 114 balls remaining)

Hello there and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the first ODI between Scotland and Afghanistan here at Citylets Ayr with me Calum Mclaughlin. It is dry here today in Ayr and it looks like we will be having a full days play with no interruptions. After losing the Intercontinental Cup 4 day match to the same opposition only a few days ago, Scotland will be looking to put things right with 2 wins in the 2 ODI's here, while Afghanistan will look to continue their momentum with another win today. Join me at 10.45 local time for the start of play while the teams warm up.

Scotland have won the toss and have decided to bat first.

0.1

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, blocked into the off-side for none.

0.2

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, length ball left alone outside the off-stump.

0.3

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, 1 run, guided with soft hands through the slips down to third man.

0.4

Shapoor Zadran to Mommsen, no run, dabbed straight to cover point as Mommsen faces his first ball.

0.5

Shapoor Zadran to Mommsen, no run, left alone on a good length as he watches the ball through to the keeper.

0.6

Shapoor Zadran to Mommsen, FOUR, short ball carved over backward point which races away to the boundary for the first of the morning.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Scotland 5/0
PL Mommsen    4* (3b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    1-0-5-0
DF Watts    1* (3b)     

1.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, no run, driven straight to point for nothing.

1.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, 2 runs, driven between midwicket and mid-on for a comfortable 2.

1.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, 1 run, turned into midwicket off his legs.

1.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Mommsen, no run, solid forward defence on the front foot.

1.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Mommsen, no run, blocked into the leg side.

1.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Mommsen, 1 run, flashed hard with a drive with just goes past a diving gully fielder down the third man.

End of over 2 (4 runs) Scotland 9/0
PL Mommsen    5* (6b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    1-0-4-0
DF Watts    4* (6b)     

2.1

Shapoor Zadran to Mommsen, no run, guided straight to the gully fieldsman off a good length.

2.2

Shapoor Zadran to Mommsen, OUT, goes to cut down to third man outside the off stump and gets a feather through to a diving keeper for an early wicket! Well bowled!

PL Mommsen c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 5 (10m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

2.3

Shapoor Zadran to Davey, no run, left alone first up on a good length.

2.4

Shapoor Zadran to Davey, 1 no ball, oversteps the mark which Davey blocks into the ground and can look forward to a FREE HIT next ball.

2.4

Shapoor Zadran to Davey, FOUR, free hit smashed over cover which goes like a bullet to the cover boundary.

2.5

Shapoor Zadran to Davey, 3 runs, short ball punched off the back foot through the covers which almost reaches the boundary.

2.6

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, left alone outside the off-stump by Watts.

End of over 3 (8 runs) Scotland 17/1
DF Watts    4* (7b)      Shapoor Zadran    2-0-13-1
JH Davey    7* (4b 1x4)     

3.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Davey, OUT, length ball which squares up the batsman and hits him on the pad and up goes finger from the umpire for another early scottish wicket.

JH Davey lbw b Mirwais Ashraf 7 (5m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

3.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Berrington, no run, left wide of the off-stump first ball.

3.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Berrington, no run, blocked on the back foot back to the bowler.

3.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Berrington, no run, short of a length and punched off the back foot to mid-off.

3.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Berrington, FOUR, fuller delivery and driven straight back past the bowler for a classy boundary, great shot.

3.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Berrington, no run, left outside the off-stump.

End of over 4 (4 runs) Scotland 21/2
RD Berrington    4* (5b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    2-0-8-1
DF Watts    4* (7b)     

4.1

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, 2 runs, driven in the air through backward point down to third man.

4.2

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, 1 run, short ball worked off the hip behind square leg for a quick single.

4.3

Shapoor Zadran to Berrington, OUT, goes for a flashing drive off a fuller ball and gets a knick which flies through to the keeper for another wicket.

RD Berrington c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 4 (5m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

4.4

Shapoor Zadran to Hamilton, no run, hits him on the thigh pad as the Afghans go up for a half appeal.

4.5

Shapoor Zadran to Hamilton, 1 run, goes to leave but clips the under edge of his bat and squirks down to fine leg, just avoiding the stumps.

4.6

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, good delivery which beats the outside edge as Watts plays and misses.

End of over 5 (4 runs) Scotland 25/3
DF Watts    7* (10b)      Shapoor Zadran    3-0-17-2
GM Hamilton    1* (2b)     

5.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, plays and misses as the ball beats the outside half of the bat.

5.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, driven straight to extra cover for none.

5.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, goes for a big drive but misses, and the keeper tries to have words after with Hamilton.

5.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, left alone well wide of the off-stump.

5.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, 1 run, guided between gully and slips through to third man.

5.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, 1 run, turned off his legs into midwicket for an easy single.

End of over 6 (2 runs) Scotland 27/3
DF Watts    8* (11b)      Mirwais Ashraf    3-0-10-1
GM Hamilton    2* (7b)     

6.1

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, goes for a booming drive but misses the ball completely which goes through to the keeper.

6.2

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, left alone on a length outside the off-stump.

6.3

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, dabbed into the covers as Watts looks for the single.

6.4

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, 1 no ball, blocked into the off-side as the bowler oversteps the line.

6.4

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, SIX, free hit which he backs away and smashes the slower ball over long-off for a maximum.

6.5

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, left alone wide of the off-stump.

6.6

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, 2 runs, strays on to leg stump which Watts flicks off his legs down to fine leg.

End of over 7 (9 runs) Scotland 36/3
DF Watts    16* (18b 1x6)      Shapoor Zadran    4-0-26-2
GM Hamilton    2* (7b)     

7.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, hits him on the pad with no appeal.

7.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, driven firmly to mid-off but finds the fielder.

7.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, yorker outside the off-stump which goes through to the keeper.

7.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, 1 run, guided past gully down to third man for a single.

7.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, no run, defended softly into the off-side to point.

7.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, 1 run, short of a length dabbed with soft hands down to third man.

End of over 8 (2 runs) Scotland 38/3
DF Watts    17* (20b 1x6)      Mirwais Ashraf    4-0-12-1
GM Hamilton    3* (11b)     

8.1

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, driven firmly to extra cover who just stops the ball with a dive.

8.2

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, blocked off the back foot into cover.

8.3

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, good delivery which beats the outside edge as Watts plays and misses.

8.4

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, left on length as the ball goes past the off-stump.

8.5

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, defended into cover point for none.

8.6

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, blocked back to the bowler off a length ball.

End of over 9 (maiden) Scotland 38/3
DF Watts    17* (26b 1x6)      Shapoor Zadran    5-1-26-2
GM Hamilton    3* (11b)     

9.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, 3 runs, flicked off his legs through midwicket for a well ran 3.

9.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, no run, massive appeal for caught behind but not out says the umpire.

9.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, no run, driven on the up but straight to extra cover.

9.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, no run, defended into the off-side for nothing.

9.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, no run, edged with soft hands which goes straight to first slip on the bounce.

9.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Watts, no run, fuller delivery punched straight but finds the mid-off fielder.

End of over 10 (3 runs) Scotland 41/3
DF Watts    17* (31b 1x6)      Mirwais Ashraf    5-0-15-1
GM Hamilton    6* (12b)     

10.1

Shapoor Zadran to Hamilton, no run, has a feel outside the off-stump as the ball goes past the bat.

10.2

Shapoor Zadran to Hamilton, 1 run, short ball which flicks off his hips down to fine leg.

10.3

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, driven straight to extra cover for none,

10.4

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, defended off the back foot into the covers.

10.5

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, blocked off the back foot straight to point.

10.6

Shapoor Zadran to Watts, no run, length ball which Watts blocks back to the bowler.

End of over 11 (1 run) Scotland 42/3
DF Watts    17* (35b 1x6)      Shapoor Zadran    6-1-27-2
GM Hamilton    7* (14b)     

11.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, blocked firmly into the off-side to extra cover.

11.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, good delivery which beats the outside edge and goes through to the keeper.

11.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, turned into the leg side straight to the square leg fielder.

11.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, beats the bat again as the ball goes past the edge.

11.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, big appeal from the Afghans which pitched outside leg.

11.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, pushed into the off-side straight to extra cover.

End of over 12 (maiden) Scotland 42/3
GM Hamilton    7* (20b)      Mirwais Ashraf    6-1-15-1
DF Watts    17* (35b 1x6)     

12.1

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, no run, blocked into the leg side for none.

12.2

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, no run, defended into the off-side.

12.3

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, FOUR, strays onto leg stump and flicked past the keeper who's standing up down to the fine leg boundary.

12.4

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, no run, goes for a big drive which misses the outside edge.

12.5

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, no run, blocked off the back foot to mid-off.

12.6

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, FOUR, driven on the up which beats the extra cover fielder and races away to the boundary.

End of over 13 (8 runs) Scotland 50/3
DF Watts    25* (41b 2x4 1x6)      Asghar Stanikzai    1-0-8-0
GM Hamilton    7* (20b)     

13.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, driven hard to mid-off for none.

13.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, driven firmly again but finds the mid-off fielder.

13.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, left alone outside the off-stump.

13.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, blocked back to the bowler off a good length.

13.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, no run, driven hard again to mid-off as Hamilton picks his fielder.

13.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Hamilton, 1 run, flicked off his legs through midwicket out to the deep square fielder who comes round.

End of over 14 (1 run) Scotland 51/3
GM Hamilton    8* (26b)      Mirwais Ashraf    7-1-16-1
DF Watts    25* (41b 2x4 1x6)     

14.1

Asghar Stanikzai to Hamilton, no run, driven back at the bowler for none.

14.2

Asghar Stanikzai to Hamilton, FOUR, too short and pulled away to the deep square boundary.

14.3

Asghar Stanikzai to Hamilton, no run, big lbw shout not given by the umpire.

14.4

Asghar Stanikzai to Hamilton, FOUR, outside off stump lofted over extra cover for another boundary.

14.5

Asghar Stanikzai to Hamilton, 1 wide, left alone outside the off.

14.5

Asghar Stanikzai to Hamilton, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

14.6

Asghar Stanikzai to Hamilton, no run, blocked into the off-side for none.

Hamilton calls for the hat as the spinner comes into bowl.

End of over 15 (9 runs) Scotland 60/3
GM Hamilton    16* (32b 2x4)      Asghar Stanikzai    2-0-17-0
DF Watts    25* (41b 2x4 1x6)     

15.1

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, guided down to short third man for a quick single.

15.2

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, turned into the leg side but straight to midwicket.

15.3

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, flicked into the leg side for none.

15.4

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, defended into cover straight to the fielder.

15.5

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, blocked into the off-side for none.

15.6

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, 1 run, punched down the ground to long-off.

Thats drinks with 16 overs gone, with large crowd gathered here at new Cambusdoon.

End of over 16 (2 runs) Scotland 62/3
GM Hamilton    17* (37b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    1-0-2-0
DF Watts    26* (42b 2x4 1x6)     

16.1

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, blocked into the off-side for none.

16.2

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, driven straight back at the bowler off a fullish delivery.

16.3

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, 1 run, turned off his hip down to fine leg.

16.4

Hamid Hassan to Watts, 1 run, strays onto leg and whipped off his hip out to deep square.

16.5

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, good length ball blocked into the off-side.

16.6

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, slower ball which beats the outside of the bat.

End of over 17 (2 runs) Scotland 64/3
GM Hamilton    18* (42b 2x4)      Hamid Hassan    1-0-2-0
DF Watts    27* (43b 2x4 1x6)     

17.1

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, shorter ball punched down to long-on.

17.2

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, 3 runs, lifted over midwicket for a well ran 3.

17.3

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 wide, strays down the legside.

17.3

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, no run, turned into the legside but finds the midwicket fielder.

17.4

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, punched back past the bowler to long-on.

17.5

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, 1 leg bye, turned into the leg side of his pad for a quick single.

17.6

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, flicked into square leg for an easy single.

End of over 18 (8 runs) Scotland 72/3
DF Watts    30* (47b 2x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    2-0-9-0
GM Hamilton    21* (44b 2x4)     

18.1

Hamid Hassan to Watts, no run, short of a length blocked into the off side.

18.2

Hamid Hassan to Watts, 1 wide, short ball which goes well over Watts' head, called wide by umpire Ramage.

18.2

Hamid Hassan to Watts, no run, good delivery which beats the bat as Watts' plays and misses.

18.3

Hamid Hassan to Watts, 1 run, on his pads which is flicked down to leg side.

18.4

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, defended into the off-side for none.

18.5

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, 1 run, slower ball turned into the leg side for a comfortable single.

18.6

Hamid Hassan to Watts, no run, dabbed into the covers for nothing.

End of over 19 (3 runs) Scotland 75/3
DF Watts    31* (51b 2x4 1x6)      Hamid Hassan    2-0-5-0
GM Hamilton    22* (46b 2x4)     

19.1

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, driven back firmly at the bowler.

19.2

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, dabbed into the off-side looking for a single.

19.3

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, defended to cover point for none.

19.4

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, 1 run, up the track pushed down to long-on.

19.5

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, driven down to long-on for an easy single.

19.6

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, pushed into the off-side, Hamilton looking for a single but sent back by Watts.

End of over 20 (2 runs) Scotland 77/3
GM Hamilton    23* (51b 2x4)      Mohammad Nabi    3-0-11-0
DF Watts    32* (52b 2x4 1x6)     

20.1

Hamid Hassan to Watts, 1 run, guided down to third man with a dramatic dive from the backward point fielder who cannot get there.

20.2

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, goes for a massive cut shot off a wider delivery but beats the outside edge.

20.3

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, blocked into the covers for a dot.

20.4

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, 1 run, driven wide of the mid-off fielder for a well ran single.

20.5

Hamid Hassan to Watts, 1 run, shorter ball turned of his hip for one down to fine leg.

20.6

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, 1 run, slower ball tickled down to third man.

End of over 21 (4 runs) Scotland 81/3
GM Hamilton    25* (55b 2x4)      Hamid Hassan    3-0-9-0
DF Watts    34* (54b 2x4 1x6)     

21.1

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, 1 run, up the track and driven out to long-off.

21.2

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, turned out to deep-square for a single.

21.3

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, late cut to short third man.

21.4

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, no run, dabbed back to the bowler.

21.5

Mohammad Nabi to Hamilton, 1 run, pushed out to deep cover for a single.

21.6

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, FOUR, shorter ball with Watts rocking back and cutting through the covers a classy boundary.

End of over 22 (7 runs) Scotland 88/3
DF Watts    39* (56b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Nabi    4-0-18-0
GM Hamilton    27* (59b 2x4)     

22.1

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, shorter ball which goes over the batsman head not called wide.

22.2

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, driven back at the bowler for none off a fuller delivery.

22.3

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, driven straight to mid-off for none.

22.4

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, FOUR, driven on the up in the air wide of extra cover for another boundary, good shot.

22.5

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, no run, defended off the back foot into the covers.

22.6

Hamid Hassan to Hamilton, OUT, yorker which gets through Hamiltons defences who battled well in a good partnership with Watts, but very well bowled by Hassan

GM Hamilton b Hamid Hassan 31 (78m 65b 3x4 0x6) SR: 47.69

End of over 23 (4 runs) Scotland 92/4
     Hamid Hassan    4-0-13-1
DF Watts    39* (56b 3x4 1x6)     

23.1

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 wide, strays down the leg side.

23.1

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, no run, turned straight to the square leg fielder.

23.2

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, no run, flicked straight to the fielder at midwicket.

23.3

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, punched off the back foot down to long-on.

23.4

Mohammad Nabi to Iqbal, no run, play and miss first ball as the ball beats the edge.

23.5

Mohammad Nabi to Iqbal, no run, driven back at the bowler.

23.6

Mohammad Nabi to Iqbal, no run, turned into midwicket as Afghanistan put on the squeeze.

End of over 24 (2 runs) Scotland 94/4
MM Iqbal    0* (3b)      Mohammad Nabi    5-0-20-0
DF Watts    40* (59b 3x4 1x6)     

24.1

Hamid Hassan to Watts, 1 run, flicked off his legs down to fine leg for an easy single.

24.2

Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run, blocked off the back foot into the covers.

24.3

Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run, shorter ball which is punched to point where the fielder has a shy at the stumps at the bowlers end, not out.

24.4

Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run, length ball blocked back to the bowler.

24.5

Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run, full delivery whipped straight to midwicket.

24.6

Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run, back of a length which is defended into the off-side.

End of over 25 (1 run) Scotland 95/4
MM Iqbal    0* (8b)      Hamid Hassan    5-0-14-1
DF Watts    41* (60b 3x4 1x6)     

25.1

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, down the leg side which is flicked down to fine leg where deep square mops up.

25.2

Mohammad Nabi to Iqbal, 1 run, dabbed into the off-side for a quick single to the gap at cover.

25.3

Mohammad Nabi to Watts, 1 run, turned through midwicket out to the fielder in the deep.

25.4

Mohammad Nabi to Iqbal, no run, turned to midwicket for none.

25.5

Mohammad Nabi to Iqbal, no run, shorter delivery punched straight at extra cover.

25.6

Mohammad Nabi to Iqbal, no run, blocked into the leg side but no single on offer.

End of over 26 (3 runs) Scotland 98/4
MM Iqbal    1* (12b)      Mohammad Nabi    6-0-23-0
DF Watts    43* (62b 3x4 1x6)     

26.1

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, no run, blocked off the back foot for none into the covers.

26.2

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, no run, short and wide but cut straight to the fielder at backward point.

26.3

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, 1 run, turned off his legs for a single.

26.4

Asghar Stanikzai to Iqbal, no run, pushed to extra cover for a dot.

26.5

Asghar Stanikzai to Iqbal, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg for a single.

26.6

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, 1 run, pushed out to long-on.

End of over 27 (3 runs) Scotland 101/4
DF Watts    45* (66b 3x4 1x6)      Asghar Stanikzai    3-0-20-0
MM Iqbal    2* (14b)     

27.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, 1 run, turned off his legs out to deep midwicket.

27.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Iqbal, 1 run, driven out to long-off.

27.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, 1 run, flicked off his hip out to deep backward square.

27.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Iqbal, no run, good delivery blocked into the off-side.

27.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Iqbal, 1 run, driven out to deep cover for a single.

27.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, no run, defended back to the bowler.

End of over 28 (4 runs) Scotland 105/4
DF Watts    47* (69b 3x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    1-0-4-0
MM Iqbal    4* (17b)     

28.1

Asghar Stanikzai to Iqbal, no run, driven straight to the cover point fielder.

28.2

Asghar Stanikzai to Iqbal, 1 run, shorter delivery turned off his hip out to deep square.

28.3

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, 1 run, prodded into the off-side with a quick single taken and a run out opportunity but the keepr failed to gather the throw.

28.4

Asghar Stanikzai to Iqbal, 1 wide, OUT, down the leg side which iqbal misses trying to whip through the legside and lifts his back leg and is stumped.

MM Iqbal st †Mohammad Shahzad b Asghar Stanikzai 5 (22m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

28.4

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, no run, defended to mid-on.

28.5

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, no run, left alone outside the off-stump as Lockhart gets his eye in.

28.6

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, no run, punched off the back foot back to the bowler.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Scotland 108/5
DR Lockhart    0* (3b)      Asghar Stanikzai    4-0-23-1
DF Watts    48* (70b 3x4 1x6)     

29.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, 1 run, rocks back and cuts it to the deep cover fielder.

29.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, driven hard past extra cover out to the fielder in the deep.

29.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, no run, turned off his legs straight to midwicket.

29.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, no run, pushed to the extra cover fielder.

29.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, no run, blocked back to the bowler.

29.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on.

A well played 50 for Watts, just what his team are needing!

End of over 30 (3 runs) Scotland 111/5
DF Watts    50* (75b 3x4 1x6)      Samiullah Shenwari    2-0-7-0
DR Lockhart    1* (4b)     

30.1

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, FOUR, goes back to cut and gets an edge down to third man for a boundary.

30.2

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, no run, pushed into cover for none.

30.3

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, 1 leg bye, strays onto the pads which goes down the fine leg.

30.4

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, no run, pushed into the off-side to the fielder at point.

30.5

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, 1 run, punched off the back foot out to deep cover.

30.6

Asghar Stanikzai to Watts, 1 run, punched back past the bowler out to long-on.

End of over 31 (7 runs) Scotland 118/5
DF Watts    55* (79b 4x4 1x6)      Asghar Stanikzai    5-0-29-1
DR Lockhart    2* (6b)     

31.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Watts, OUT, goes back to cut off a short delivery and misses which goes onto hit the top of off, scotland in a spot of bother here.

DF Watts b Samiullah Shenwari 55 (134m 80b 4x4 1x6) SR: 68.75

31.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, 1 wide, strays down the leg side.

31.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, 1 run, full toss driven out to deep cover.

31.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, another full toss which is hit to long-on as scotland look to consolidate.

31.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, no run, driven into cover.

31.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, FOUR, shorter ball which the batsman cuts past point for a boundary.

31.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, 1 run, pushed into cover for a well ran single.

End of over 32 (8 runs) Scotland 126/6
RM Haq    6* (4b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    3-0-15-1
DR Lockhart    3* (7b)     

32.1

Asghar Stanikzai to Haq, 1 run, punched off the back foot to point for a quick single.

32.2

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, 1 run, turned off his legs out to deep square for a single.

32.3

Asghar Stanikzai to Haq, no run, driven hard to extra cover.

32.4

Asghar Stanikzai to Haq, 1 run, turned into midwicket for an easy single.

32.5

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, no run, blocked into the off-side.

32.6

Asghar Stanikzai to Lockhart, 1 run, shorter ball cut past backward point down to third man.

End of over 33 (4 runs) Scotland 130/6
DR Lockhart    5* (10b)      Asghar Stanikzai    6-0-33-1
RM Haq    8* (7b 1x4)     

33.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, driven back to the bowler for none.

33.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, tries to turned into the leg side but misses out.

33.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, defended into cover for none.

33.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, blocked into the off-side.

33.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, hit back to the bowler for another dot ball.

33.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, driven to midwicket for none.

Match State: Drinks

End of over 34 (maiden) Scotland 130/6
DR Lockhart    5* (16b)      Samiullah Shenwari    4-1-15-1
RM Haq    8* (7b 1x4)     

34.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Haq, no run, dabbed into the leg side straight to midwicket.

34.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Haq, 1 run, driven back past the bowler but cut off by the mid-off fielder.

34.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Lockhart, no run, play and miss as the ball beats the edge.

34.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Lockhart, 1 run, booming drive which flashes past point in the air down to third man.

34.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Haq, no run, play and miss as the it just misses the edge.

34.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Haq, no run, flicked hard to midwicket for nothing.

End of over 35 (2 runs) Scotland 132/6
RM Haq    9* (11b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    8-1-18-1
DR Lockhart    6* (18b)     

35.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, up the track and punched down to long-off.

35.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, no run, shorter ball turned off his hip to short fine leg.

35.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, 1 run, flicked off his hip out to deep square.

35.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, prodded into the off-side as Lockhart looks for one.

35.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, dabbed to short fine leg for an easy single.

35.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, 1 run, turned round the corner out to deep backward square.

End of over 36 (4 runs) Scotland 136/6
RM Haq    11* (14b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    5-1-19-1
DR Lockhart    8* (21b)     

36.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Haq, no run, flirts outside the off stump as Haq looks to drive.

36.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Haq, no run, beats the outside edge as the ball goes through to the keeper.

36.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Haq, 1 run, edged down to third man for a single.

36.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Lockhart, no run, blocked into the off-side on a good length.

36.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Lockhart, FOUR, outside off and smashed through cover which beats the fielder in the deep who runs round one.

36.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Lockhart, no run, prodded into the covers as Lockhart looks for a single.

End of over 37 (5 runs) Scotland 141/6
DR Lockhart    12* (24b 1x4)      Mirwais Ashraf    9-1-23-1
RM Haq    12* (17b 1x4)     

37.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, no run, driven back to the bowler.

37.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Haq, OUT, plays inside one and finds the edge and the keeper takes a good catch standing up to the leg spinner.

RM Haq c †Mohammad Shahzad b Samiullah Shenwari 12 (22m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

37.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Parker, 1 run, pushed out to long-off.

37.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, full toss punched down the ground to long-on.

37.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Parker, 1 run, chips it into the leg side and just clears the midwicket fielder.

37.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, blocks into the off-side.

End of over 38 (3 runs) Scotland 144/7
DR Lockhart    13* (26b 1x4)      Samiullah Shenwari    6-1-22-2
MA Parker    2* (2b)     

38.1

Mirwais Ashraf to Parker, no run, goes for a big drive outside the off-stump but misses completely.

38.2

Mirwais Ashraf to Parker, 2 runs, pushed into the covers where the fielder misses the ball completely and they take another to the fielder on the boundary.

38.3

Mirwais Ashraf to Parker, no run, driven back at the bowler which hits the stumps.

38.4

Mirwais Ashraf to Parker, no run, driven firmly to the extra cover fieldsman.

38.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Parker, 1 wide, well wide of off-stump which Parker has a feel for.

38.5

Mirwais Ashraf to Parker, no run, punched on the front foot straight to mid-off.

38.6

Mirwais Ashraf to Parker, 1 run, turned into the leg side out to deep square.

End of over 39 (4 runs) Scotland 148/7
MA Parker    5* (8b)      Mirwais Ashraf    10-1-27-1
DR Lockhart    13* (26b 1x4)     

39.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Parker, 1 run, turned round the corner to deep square.

39.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, up the track and defends which goes down to short third man.

39.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, goes back to pull but misses out.

39.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, punched off the back foot to extra cover.

39.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, shorter ball which is pushed to long-off.

39.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Parker, 1 run, turned off his pads out to deep square.

End of over 40 (3 runs) Scotland 151/7
MA Parker    7* (10b)      Samiullah Shenwari    7-1-25-2
DR Lockhart    14* (30b 1x4)     

40.1

Hamid Hassan to Parker, 1 run, flicked off his legs out to deep square.

40.2

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, no run, slower ball defended into cover.

40.3

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, FOUR, slapped through the covers on the up for a boundary.

40.4

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, 1 run, driven hard out to deep cover for one.

40.5

Hamid Hassan to Parker, no run, blocked into the covers for none.

40.6

Hamid Hassan to Parker, 2 runs, sliced through backward point when trying to drive.

End of over 41 (8 runs) Scotland 159/7
MA Parker    10* (13b)      Hamid Hassan    6-0-22-1
DR Lockhart    19* (33b 2x4)     

41.1

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, shorter ball pulled down to long-on for one.

41.2

Samiullah Shenwari to Parker, no run, turned straight to the man at midwicket.

41.3

Samiullah Shenwari to Parker, 1 run, pushed off the back foot out to long-on.

41.4

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, no run, up the track but hit back at the bowler.

41.5

Samiullah Shenwari to Lockhart, 1 run, flicked out to long-on.

41.6

Samiullah Shenwari to Parker, 1 run, driven back at the bowler who can't hold on to the stop.

End of over 42 (4 runs) Scotland 163/7
MA Parker    12* (16b)      Samiullah Shenwari    8-1-29-2
DR Lockhart    21* (36b 2x4)     

42.1

Hamid Hassan to Parker, no run, slower ball nudged straight to point.

42.2

Hamid Hassan to Parker, 1 run, driven hard out to deep cover.

42.3

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, no run, nudged into the off-side but no single on offers.

42.4

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, no run, short ball well played in the end by Lockhart who drops his hands and watches it past.

42.5

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, 2 runs, guided down to third man where they pick up a well ran two.

42.6

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, 1 run, driven powerfully out to the man at deep cover.

Batting Powerplay has now been taken by Scotland.

End of over 43 (4 runs) Scotland 167/7
DR Lockhart    24* (40b 2x4)      Hamid Hassan    7-0-26-1
MA Parker    13* (18b)     

43.1

Shapoor Zadran to Lockhart, 1 run, turned down to third man for a single.

43.2

Shapoor Zadran to Parker, no run, pushed into cover for none.

43.3

Shapoor Zadran to Parker, FOUR, driven powerfully through extra cover with the field up, great shot.

43.4

Shapoor Zadran to Parker, OUT, goes for another drive and connects well but finds the fielder at mid-off for a simple catch.

MA Parker c Javed Ahmadi b Shapoor Zadran 17 (26m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.95

43.5

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, 5 runs, hit off a full toss straight to point who goes for the direct hit and the backing up fielder misses it and goes all the way to the boundary. A shambles!

43.6

Shapoor Zadran to Lockhart, no run, play and miss outside off as he tries to guide it down to third man.

End of over 44 (10 runs) Scotland 177/8
DR Lockhart    25* (42b 2x4)      Shapoor Zadran    7-1-37-3
GD Drummond    5* (1b)     

44.1

Hamid Hassan to Drummond, 1 run, driven hard out to deep cover for a single.

44.2

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, no run, slower ball defended into the leg-side.

44.3

Hamid Hassan to Lockhart, 1 run, pushed into the off-side for a well ran single.

44.4

Hamid Hassan to Drummond, 1 run, OUT, nudged into the covers for an easy single.

DR Lockhart run out 26 (65m 45b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.77

44.5

Hamid Hassan to Drummond, 1 run, nudged into the off-side.

44.6

Hamid Hassan to Nel, no run

End of over 45 (4 runs) Scotland 181/9
JD Nel    0* (1b)      Hamid Hassan    8-0-30-1
GD Drummond    8* (4b)     

45.1

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, no run, driven to mid-off.

45.2

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, no run, pushed into extra cover for none.

45.3

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, no run, slow ball which turns out as a full toss and mistimed straight to midwicket.

45.4

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, FOUR, full toss outside off and driven past point for four more.

45.5

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, FOUR, slower ball which is flicked off his legs for another four.

45.6

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, no run, driven straight at the cover fielder.

End of over 46 (8 runs) Scotland 189/9
GD Drummond    16* (10b 2x4)      Shapoor Zadran    8-1-45-3
JD Nel    0* (1b)     

46.1

Hamid Hassan to Nel, 1 run, pushed into the off-side for a quick single.

46.2

Hamid Hassan to Drummond, 1 run, pushed out to long-on for one.

46.3

Hamid Hassan to Nel, no run, driven hard at extra cover.

46.4

Hamid Hassan to Nel, 2 runs, lifted over the in-field for a couple into midwicket.

46.5

Hamid Hassan to Nel, no run, sliced straight to backward point.

46.6

Hamid Hassan to Nel, 1 run, flicked off his legs for a quick single to midwicket.

End of over 47 (5 runs) Scotland 194/9
JD Nel    4* (6b)      Hamid Hassan    9-0-35-1
GD Drummond    17* (11b 2x4)     

47.1

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, no run, driven hard to mid-off.

47.2

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, no run, nudged into the covers for none.

47.3

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, 2 leg byes, tucked off the hip past short fine leg.

47.4

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, no run, blocked straight to backward point.

47.5

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, FOUR, drifts onto leg stump and tickled down past short fine leg for a boundary.

47.6

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, no run, guided straight to the backward point fielder.

End of over 48 (6 runs) Scotland 200/9
JD Nel    8* (12b 1x4)      Shapoor Zadran    9-1-49-3
GD Drummond    17* (11b 2x4)     

48.1

Hamid Hassan to Drummond, 1 run, driven hard out to long-on.

48.2

Hamid Hassan to Nel, 1 run, nudged into the covers for an easy single.

48.3

Hamid Hassan to Drummond, 1 run, guided past point down to third man.

48.4

Hamid Hassan to Nel, no run, slower ball well played by Nel as he blocks it back to the bowler.

48.5

Hamid Hassan to Nel, no run, driven straight to extra cover off a full ball.

48.6

Hamid Hassan to Nel, no run, hit straight to cover again.

The last over of Scotlands innings.

End of over 49 (3 runs) Scotland 203/9
JD Nel    9* (16b 1x4)      Hamid Hassan    10-0-38-1
GD Drummond    19* (13b 2x4)     

49.1

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, SIX, shorter ball and slapped over long-on for a maximum! great shot by drummond!

49.2

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, 1 run, punched out to deep cover for a single.

49.3

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, 1 run, yorker well dug out by Nel.

49.4

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, 2 runs, punched hard back past the bowler out to long-on and the batsman run well for 2.

49.5

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, SIX, full toss smashed out of the ground over deep midwicket for another huge maximum, great batting!

49.6

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, (no ball) 1 run, hit straight to point fielder while the bowler oversteps.

49.6

Shapoor Zadran to Nel, (no ball) 1 run, a full toss above waist height as Nel guides it into the wicket keeper who is now injured on his leg.

49.6

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, 1 bye, with the free hit carrying onto this delivery drummond gets bowled but the batsman run one.

Thats the end of Scotlands innings, finishing on 224-9, after being 24-3. A good recovery led by Watts and Hamilton, with a battling middle order and the lower order showing fight. Afghanistan will be happy with their efforts also but will feel Scotland got more than they should have. Join me,Calum Mclaughlin after lunch for what looks to be an exciting run chase.

End of over 50 (21 runs) Scotland 224/9
GD Drummond    35* (19b 2x4 2x6)      Shapoor Zadran    10-1-69-3
JD Nel    11* (18b 1x4)     
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