Afghanistan v Scotland, Intercontinental Cup, Abu Dhabi, 3rd day March 14, 2013

Dawlatzai stars with eleven wickets

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Afghanistan 275 (Shah 67*, Davey 4-53) beat Scotland 125 (Taylor 48*, Dawlatzai 6-57) and 145 (Coetzer 57, Dawlatzai 5-37) by an innings and 5 runs
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Izatullah Dawlatzai took eleven wickets in the match as Afghanistan defeated Scotland by an innings and five runs in Abu Dhabi. Scotland were trailing by six runs on the third morning, and in the first over Dawlat Zadran picked up the last wicket of Gordon Drummond to seal the victory.

Scotland, in their first innings were wrapped up for 125, through a six-wicket burst from Dawlatzai. Afghanistan, led by contributions from Rahmat Shah (67*), Asghar Stanikzai (41), and Mohammad Shahzad (41), posted 275, leaving a deficit of 150 for Scotland to overcome. Despite Kyle Coetzer's 57, Scotland folded for 145, as Dawlatzai once again starred with 5 for 37.

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  • on March 14, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    great win by Afghanistan ,fantastic bowling by Izatullah Dawlatzai good to see our youngster performing well hope we have afew Matches with full membars this year .Afghanistan need ICC supports

  • Azooz-Afgfan on March 14, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    This was like the most succesful tour in The history of Afghan Cricket winning 5 out of 5. Afghan Cricket Certainly progressing,and this series is a prove for that,but ICC will never know this. Despite getting the least oppurtunites Afghans are brillant! Hats off my team.!

  • on March 16, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    what a performance by Afghan against Scotland. it seems that Afghans are improving and wish to win the remaining one day matches of WCL to qualify for the world cup and should also win the intercontinental cup as they won previously .

  • on March 16, 2013, 3:13 GMT

    as a Bangladeshi I hope Afghanistan will get their test status by next 18 - 24 months. They should establish strong domestic structure , 4 days 1st class league, 50 over and t-20 league as well, and ICC and ACC should help them.

  • on March 16, 2013, 2:59 GMT

    @ Munir Limer , Afganistan did not get Test status yet. u mentioned about test mach, but it was only a 1st class mach.

  • on March 14, 2013, 22:49 GMT

    well done team afghanistan , proud of you guys , and wish you all the best , we will be one of the best teams soon inshallah , it was one of the best performance of afghanistan , they won t2 series ODI and Test. God bless you all

  • nev57 on March 14, 2013, 20:37 GMT

    As a neutral, I just wonder what the Scotland players dropped and replaced by the newly qualified Scotsmen, think of this whitewash!!

  • on March 14, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    Congratulation to all Afghan in Afghanistan cricket is really popular game we are happy from Afghanistan cricket time the don verey will in the 2013 we hope the icc give a full member ....... Thanks

  • obaidulah on March 14, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    great win by Afghanistan ,fantastic bowling by Izatullah Dawlatzai Afghanistan should play against full membership team to get more experience

  • on March 14, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Congratulation to all afghan cricket fans. this is a big and a good news for the future of afghanistan cricket. we hope that icc will pay attention to the cricket of Afg. let our Afg team be faced with full members of icc. we hope that icc will never let us frustrated. and thanks to farhan4050 for his condolence with of afghan team.

  • on March 14, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    great win by Afghanistan ,fantastic bowling by Izatullah Dawlatzai good to see our youngster performing well hope we have afew Matches with full membars this year .Afghanistan need ICC supports

  • Azooz-Afgfan on March 14, 2013, 9:38 GMT

    This was like the most succesful tour in The history of Afghan Cricket winning 5 out of 5. Afghan Cricket Certainly progressing,and this series is a prove for that,but ICC will never know this. Despite getting the least oppurtunites Afghans are brillant! Hats off my team.!

  • on March 16, 2013, 8:40 GMT

    what a performance by Afghan against Scotland. it seems that Afghans are improving and wish to win the remaining one day matches of WCL to qualify for the world cup and should also win the intercontinental cup as they won previously .

  • on March 16, 2013, 3:13 GMT

    as a Bangladeshi I hope Afghanistan will get their test status by next 18 - 24 months. They should establish strong domestic structure , 4 days 1st class league, 50 over and t-20 league as well, and ICC and ACC should help them.

  • on March 16, 2013, 2:59 GMT

    @ Munir Limer , Afganistan did not get Test status yet. u mentioned about test mach, but it was only a 1st class mach.

  • on March 14, 2013, 22:49 GMT

    well done team afghanistan , proud of you guys , and wish you all the best , we will be one of the best teams soon inshallah , it was one of the best performance of afghanistan , they won t2 series ODI and Test. God bless you all

  • nev57 on March 14, 2013, 20:37 GMT

    As a neutral, I just wonder what the Scotland players dropped and replaced by the newly qualified Scotsmen, think of this whitewash!!

  • on March 14, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    Congratulation to all Afghan in Afghanistan cricket is really popular game we are happy from Afghanistan cricket time the don verey will in the 2013 we hope the icc give a full member ....... Thanks

  • obaidulah on March 14, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    great win by Afghanistan ,fantastic bowling by Izatullah Dawlatzai Afghanistan should play against full membership team to get more experience

  • on March 14, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Congratulation to all afghan cricket fans. this is a big and a good news for the future of afghanistan cricket. we hope that icc will pay attention to the cricket of Afg. let our Afg team be faced with full members of icc. we hope that icc will never let us frustrated. and thanks to farhan4050 for his condolence with of afghan team.

  • Azooz-Afgfan on March 14, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    So defending champions Moving into top 2 in int'l cup is like the game is on. Afghanistan and Ireland will play the final match and Hope Star Cricket broadcast the match live atleast ppl will see a good match beyond boring test Countries.

  • HUJ_MA on March 14, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Good start of the year 2013 despite they had a failure year 2012 Afghan team is improving day by day up to me this they were so patient in the crease this is what afghan team fans were wanting wish you best of luck

  • on March 14, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Live long afghanistan Its time for afghanistan to go ahead

  • Faqerzai on March 14, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    Well done boys! What a series for Afghans! They have white washed Scotland and won all match in all three formats. That's brilliant!!! I can see some improvements strengthening Afghan team day by day. Hope they could keep the momentum.

  • on March 14, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Congratulation to all Afghan ! I request from the ICC to give full membership to Afghanistan because cricket is really popular game in Afghanistan even than a Nation Game. It will be more pride to give full membership to such a team like Afghanistan and definitely the Cricket will be more improved and their fans will be in bundles all over Afghanistan or Outside Afghanistan. It will be really great news for the cricket all over the world.

  • farhan4050 on March 14, 2013, 8:07 GMT

    Give Afghanistan a test-status now for god sake. They are a very good team full of natural talent. Their pacers are exceptional, i knew about Dawlat Zadran and Shapoor but this new guy taking 11 wickets looks brilliant. Replace them with Zimbabwe or Bangladesh who keeps on failing every time they're given a chance. When was the last time Zimbabwe or Bangladesh have even won a test match? o.O I'm a Pakistani but i swear watching Zimbabwe and Bangladesh playing makes me hate cricket!

  • Haqmal111 on March 14, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    Congratulation to all afghan people. I request icc to just support those teams who have native team members like afghan kenya nepal and irlind. Some teams like UAE USA Oman and Canada who dosnt have more than one or tow native player should not be supported. Because they are of no benifet for the future of the cricket.

  • Haqmal111 on March 14, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    Congratulation to all afghan people. I request icc to just support those teams who have native team members like afghan kenya nepal and irlind. Some teams like UAE USA Oman and Canada who dosnt have more than one or tow native player should not be supported. Because they are of no benifet for the future of the cricket.

  • farhan4050 on March 14, 2013, 8:07 GMT

    Give Afghanistan a test-status now for god sake. They are a very good team full of natural talent. Their pacers are exceptional, i knew about Dawlat Zadran and Shapoor but this new guy taking 11 wickets looks brilliant. Replace them with Zimbabwe or Bangladesh who keeps on failing every time they're given a chance. When was the last time Zimbabwe or Bangladesh have even won a test match? o.O I'm a Pakistani but i swear watching Zimbabwe and Bangladesh playing makes me hate cricket!

  • on March 14, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Congratulation to all Afghan ! I request from the ICC to give full membership to Afghanistan because cricket is really popular game in Afghanistan even than a Nation Game. It will be more pride to give full membership to such a team like Afghanistan and definitely the Cricket will be more improved and their fans will be in bundles all over Afghanistan or Outside Afghanistan. It will be really great news for the cricket all over the world.

  • Faqerzai on March 14, 2013, 8:31 GMT

    Well done boys! What a series for Afghans! They have white washed Scotland and won all match in all three formats. That's brilliant!!! I can see some improvements strengthening Afghan team day by day. Hope they could keep the momentum.

  • on March 14, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Live long afghanistan Its time for afghanistan to go ahead

  • HUJ_MA on March 14, 2013, 10:34 GMT

    Good start of the year 2013 despite they had a failure year 2012 Afghan team is improving day by day up to me this they were so patient in the crease this is what afghan team fans were wanting wish you best of luck

  • Azooz-Afgfan on March 14, 2013, 10:54 GMT

    So defending champions Moving into top 2 in int'l cup is like the game is on. Afghanistan and Ireland will play the final match and Hope Star Cricket broadcast the match live atleast ppl will see a good match beyond boring test Countries.

  • on March 14, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    Congratulation to all afghan cricket fans. this is a big and a good news for the future of afghanistan cricket. we hope that icc will pay attention to the cricket of Afg. let our Afg team be faced with full members of icc. we hope that icc will never let us frustrated. and thanks to farhan4050 for his condolence with of afghan team.

  • obaidulah on March 14, 2013, 13:44 GMT

    great win by Afghanistan ,fantastic bowling by Izatullah Dawlatzai Afghanistan should play against full membership team to get more experience

  • on March 14, 2013, 17:47 GMT

    Congratulation to all Afghan in Afghanistan cricket is really popular game we are happy from Afghanistan cricket time the don verey will in the 2013 we hope the icc give a full member ....... Thanks