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

Scotland slump again to Dawlatzai

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Scotland 125 and 144 for 9 (Dawlatzai 5-37) trail Afghanistan 275 by six runs
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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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  • on March 14, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    ICC u should notice and back the afghan team financialy, scotland and netherland are rich countries they can afford by thier governement also but afghanistan is the country which depended on ICC to help and devolpe, we hope afghanistan will also get fund after this kind of performance

  • 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_nam on March 14, 2013, 7:09 GMT

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

  • 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

  • on March 14, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    Very good Job by Afghanistan team

  • 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.

  • on March 14, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    Afghanistan cricket team is playing really well

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hagi 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.....

  • on March 14, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    ICC u should notice and back the afghan team financialy, scotland and netherland are rich countries they can afford by thier governement also but afghanistan is the country which depended on ICC to help and devolpe, we hope afghanistan will also get fund after this kind of performance

  • 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_nam on March 14, 2013, 7:09 GMT

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

  • 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

  • on March 14, 2013, 6:10 GMT

    Very good Job by Afghanistan team

  • 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.

  • on March 14, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    Afghanistan cricket team is playing really well

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hagi 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.....

  • Azooz-Afgfan on March 14, 2013, 2:31 GMT

    3 Catches were dropped in the last three overs,else things would have over for Afghanistan and would have won by an inning. Afghanistan too strong for Scotland.

    @Nathan Cramb Hamid Hassan was rested from this match because they dont wana take risk,he still is not 100% fit.

  • AK47_pk on March 13, 2013, 22:56 GMT

    Well played afghanistan. Surely in a atep ahead from zimbabwe nd bangladesh in bowlinh. Eapexially fast bowling

  • LSAF on March 13, 2013, 22:48 GMT

    @Nathan, Hameed Hassan has recovered but not fully yet. He played in the recently concluded T20Is and ODIs against Scotland and performed decently, but he still had some trouble with his knee. He has been advised by his doctors not to play in the longer versions of the game.

  • on March 13, 2013, 20:18 GMT

    is Hameed Hassan still injured?

  • Tromperie on March 13, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    Excellent performance from Afghanistan, and disappointing from Scotland. Ultimately, there just isn't enough interest in cricket throughout Scotland for there to be any massive progression; we're certainly unlikely to ever acquire full Test status.

  • on March 13, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    Well I just want to tell that we proud for our team AFG team but let me tell that Scots are too played good and they are talent team I wish them good luck for future tours.once againe we showed the world that we love sports and we need peace.

  • on March 13, 2013, 17:08 GMT

    Congrats to Afghan Team with an emphatic win. despite having good performance I still don't like Dawlatzai to be in the squad because that person is not good enough. He only had one good game out of last 20 games which is not that good.

  • on March 13, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    I ejoy seeing Afghans to have the consective winning agains Scotland. Bad luck for Scotland this time to face afghanistan :)

  • on March 13, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    Afghanistan cricket team is playing really well

  • on March 13, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    Great performance by the Afghans. The way they play, it is great to watch them. Keep it up. If they have an experienced coach either from India or Austrillia, England they will improve alot and will compete the full member teams.

  • on March 13, 2013, 15:56 GMT

    Great performance by the Afghans. The way they play, it is great to watch them. Keep it up. If they have an experienced coach either from India or Austrillia, England they will improve alot and will compete the full member teams.

  • on March 13, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    Afghanistan cricket team is playing really well

  • on March 13, 2013, 16:56 GMT

    I ejoy seeing Afghans to have the consective winning agains Scotland. Bad luck for Scotland this time to face afghanistan :)

  • on March 13, 2013, 17:08 GMT

    Congrats to Afghan Team with an emphatic win. despite having good performance I still don't like Dawlatzai to be in the squad because that person is not good enough. He only had one good game out of last 20 games which is not that good.

  • on March 13, 2013, 18:11 GMT

    Well I just want to tell that we proud for our team AFG team but let me tell that Scots are too played good and they are talent team I wish them good luck for future tours.once againe we showed the world that we love sports and we need peace.

  • Tromperie on March 13, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    Excellent performance from Afghanistan, and disappointing from Scotland. Ultimately, there just isn't enough interest in cricket throughout Scotland for there to be any massive progression; we're certainly unlikely to ever acquire full Test status.

  • on March 13, 2013, 20:18 GMT

    is Hameed Hassan still injured?

  • LSAF on March 13, 2013, 22:48 GMT

    @Nathan, Hameed Hassan has recovered but not fully yet. He played in the recently concluded T20Is and ODIs against Scotland and performed decently, but he still had some trouble with his knee. He has been advised by his doctors not to play in the longer versions of the game.

  • AK47_pk on March 13, 2013, 22:56 GMT

    Well played afghanistan. Surely in a atep ahead from zimbabwe nd bangladesh in bowlinh. Eapexially fast bowling

  • Azooz-Afgfan on March 14, 2013, 2:31 GMT

    3 Catches were dropped in the last three overs,else things would have over for Afghanistan and would have won by an inning. Afghanistan too strong for Scotland.

    @Nathan Cramb Hamid Hassan was rested from this match because they dont wana take risk,he still is not 100% fit.