Afghanistan v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day March 13, 2013

Scotland slump again to Dawlatzai

ESPNcricinfo staff

Scotland 125 and 144 for 9 (Dawlatzai 5-37) trail Afghanistan 275 by six runs

Scotland ended day two battling to avoid an innings defeat after a second slump with the bat against Izatullah Dawlatzai. He added a second five-wicket haul to take Afghanistan to the verge of victory with Scotland still six runs away from forcing a fourth innings.

Dawlatzai added 5 for 37 to his first-innings 6 for 57 to send Scotland spiralling towards defeat. His wicket of Kyle Coetzer late in the day raised the possibility of a two-day finish. Coetzer was the only batsman in the top order to have any kind of an innings but his half-century was a lone hand in a miserable batting display that saw Scotland 27 for 4 against the new ball.

There was, at least, some response as wicketkeeper David Murphy survived 59 balls for 23 but his dismissal brought four wickets for just 14 runs - one them Coetzer - and it was left to Gordon Drummond and Safyaan Sharif to scrap Scotland into a third day.

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  • Dummy4 on March 14, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Congrats to afghans and Afghanistan ... I would also say part of this win, at least 50% of the credit also go to weak performance of Scots... Afghan if want to prove international test standards needs to continue their hard work and perform much better and consistently, The progress of Irland cricket is a great example they need to follow ... However good win ... Thanks to our players and keep it up

  • Mihir on March 14, 2013, 7:09 GMT

    Want to see 4Day games more between Afghanistan,Ireland,Zimbabwe,Bangladesh

  • Dummy4 on March 14, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    Welldone Afg Youngstars, Afghan youngstars showed now they ready to defeat full members. our prayers with our Afghan yougstars inshallah they will win all the time

  • Dummy4 on March 14, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    Very good Job by Afghanistan team

  • Dummy4 on March 14, 2013, 5:43 GMT

    @Nathan Cramb! Hamid Hassan is fine now but he can only play limited over formats a the moment. he was there in 20 and 50 formats.

  • Dummy4 on March 14, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    Afghanistan cricket team is playing really well

  • Dummy4 on March 14, 2013, 5:34 GMT

    Very Well played by Afghan players, we are proud of them, They are out national Heroes. May Allah bless them with more success in future. We Need ICC attention to help Afghanistan in developing cricket by funding them as they are giving fund of 150000 $ to Scotland Netherland and Zimbabwe. Afghanistan is more eligable than any other country.

  • Dummy4 on March 14, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    Good Work by Afghanistan, they played well, Scotish are a good team, I remember long time before when they were playing in worldcupp 1999.

  • Haji on March 14, 2013, 3:44 GMT

    Great Professional Job done by Afghanistan. I think we should give credit to our coach KABIR KHAN. He has played an important role in bringing Afghanistan at this level. We salute you SIR KABIR KHAN.....