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10.30am Good morning and welcome to this ICC Intercontinental Cup match between Scotland and Afghanistan at Cambusdoon in Ayr, Scotland with your hosts for today, Callum Stewart and Calum McLaughlin. We will be bringing your ball-by-ball commentary from every day of this game. Scotland can qualify for the final this week with a maximum point victory and you can check out the current standings. The top two teams will contest the final in Dubai in November.

The teams have been out warming up, but the rain has just started and the covers are back on. There was a little rain overnight and we were hoping to start on time with the captains just preparing to toss, but the rain is now coming down hard as the players run for cover and the ground staff put the covers back on.

10.45am The sky is very grey outside and now the sheets are being brought on to the rest of the square and the run-ups A shame too, as it looked like we were just about to get started on time. The rain has eased a little though and we should hopefully get started soon enough if it can stay away.

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The rain is off and so are the covers. The umpires are having a look and sawdust is being applied around the square. They seem happy enough and the captains Gordon Drummond and Nowroz Mangal are heading out for the toss.

Scotland have won the toss and will bowl. The game is due to start at 11.45am with lunch being pushed back to 1.45pm.

11.35am The Scots fielders have their whites on and are out warming up as the rain starts to come back on. It's very light however and the ground staff are at the ready to bring the covers back on.

0.1

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, shorter ball, clipped off his hips for a single to start them off

0.2

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run

0.3

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run

0.4

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run

0.5

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, drops away off the pads and five Scottish fielders run in on top of the ball

0.5

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, drops away off the pads and five Scottish fielders run in on top of the ball

0.6

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, left alone outside off-stump

0.6

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, left alone outside off-stump

End of over 1 (1 run) Afghanistan 1/0
Karim Sadiq    0* (5b)      JD Nel    1-0-1-0
Noor Ali Zadran    1* (1b)     

1.1

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run

1.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, quick single

1.3

Parker to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, another quick single taken into the off-side

1.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run

1.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run

1.6

Parker to Karim Sadiq, 1 run

End of over 2 (4 runs) Afghanistan 5/0
Karim Sadiq    2* (7b)      MA Parker    1-0-4-0
Noor Ali Zadran    3* (5b)     

2.1

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.2

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.3

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, left outside the off stump

Three slips and a gully in place for the Scots as Nel looks to be shaping the ball sharply away from the batsmen

2.4

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, left again

2.5

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run

2.6

Nel to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, edged between 3rd slip and gully

End of over 3 (4 runs) Afghanistan 9/0
Karim Sadiq    6* (13b 1x4)      JD Nel    2-0-5-0
Noor Ali Zadran    3* (5b)     

3.1

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, lbw appeal but too high

3.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, drive to cover but boundary stopped by a diving Haq

3.3

Parker to Karim Sadiq, 4 byes, down the leg side, unlucky for the keeper

3.4

Parker to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, cheeky single taken into the covers

3.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, played off his legs straight to fielder at midwicket

3.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, inside edge finds the fielder at midwicket again

End of over 4 (6 runs) Afghanistan 15/0
Noor Ali Zadran    4* (9b)      MA Parker    2-0-6-0
Karim Sadiq    7* (15b 1x4)     

4.1

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, left outside the off

4.2

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked to point

4.3

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, again blocked to point off the back foot

4.4

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, too wide and left alone

4.5

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended to cover

4.6

Nel to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, guided past backward point

End of over 5 (1 run) Afghanistan 16/0
Karim Sadiq    8* (21b 1x4)      JD Nel    3-0-6-0
Noor Ali Zadran    4* (9b)     

5.1

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, good ball left alone outside off

5.2

Parker to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, streaky shot over the slips

5.3

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, down the leg side, good take from the keeper Smith

5.4

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, lbw appeal too high

5.5

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended to mid-on

5.6

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked back down the track

End of over 6 (4 runs) Afghanistan 20/0
Karim Sadiq    12* (27b 2x4)      MA Parker    3-0-10-0
Noor Ali Zadran    4* (9b)     

6.1

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, punched off the back foot through the covers, great shot

6.2

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, short ball, pulled through midwicket

6.3

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, edged between 3rd slip and gully for another boundary

6.4

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, defended off the back foot

6.5

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, squared him up, defended

6.6

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, fuller ball dug away to point

End of over 7 (12 runs) Afghanistan 32/0
Noor Ali Zadran    16* (15b 3x4)      JD Nel    4-0-18-0
Karim Sadiq    12* (27b 2x4)     

7.1

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run

7.2

Parker to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, worked away behind square leg for one

7.3

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, straighter ball worked off his hips and well timed, beats the fielder at fine leg for four

7.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked away to the leg-side

7.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, beats the bat

7.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked in to the covers

End of over 8 (5 runs) Afghanistan 37/0
Noor Ali Zadran    20* (19b 4x4)      MA Parker    4-0-15-0
Karim Sadiq    13* (29b 2x4)     

8.1

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, tries to work the fuller ball away in to the leg-side, can't get bat on it and the ball smacks off the pads but it wasn't quite hitting the stumps

8.2

Nel to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, too short and he pulls the ball away down to fine leg

8.3

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, short and quicker ball, defended off the back foot with confidence

8.4

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, too short and Noor Ali waits on the ball well before standing tall and smacking the ball hard through midwicket

8.5

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, shuffles down the track and blocks the ball in to the covers, he wants a single but Karim at the other end sends him back when there was an easy one available

8.6

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, fuller ball driven to mid-off as he looked to go in to the leg-side

End of over 9 (5 runs) Afghanistan 42/0
Noor Ali Zadran    24* (23b 5x4)      JD Nel    5-0-23-0
Karim Sadiq    14* (31b 2x4)     

9.1

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, drives hard at extra cover, but straight to the fielder

9.2

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, on the drive again, this time back at the bowler who gets a hand down to stop the ball

9.3

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked in to the covers off the back foot

9.4

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, shorter again and this time Karim can't get away the cut shot

9.5

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked away off a good length

9.6

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, good bounce and a straighter ball squares Karim up with the defence as the ball whistles past the outside edge of the bat, good over from Parker and that's a maiden

End of over 10 (maiden) Afghanistan 42/0
Karim Sadiq    14* (37b 2x4)      MA Parker    5-1-15-0
Noor Ali Zadran    24* (23b 5x4)     

10.1

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked the fuller ball in to the covers

10.2

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, great delivery! Pace and bounce does Noor Ali all ends up as he feels at the ball with a defensive prod

10.3

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, 1 run, dropped in between extra cover and point for a smart single

10.4

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, square drive straight to point

10.5

Nel to Karim Sadiq, no run, good bounce again and Karim is tempted before pulling out of the shot at the last moment

10.6

Nel to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, easy single again, just wide of Haq at extra cover

End of over 11 (2 runs) Afghanistan 44/0
Karim Sadiq    15* (40b 2x4)      JD Nel    6-0-25-0
Noor Ali Zadran    25* (26b 5x4)     

11.1

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, left alone outside the off stump

11.2

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, driven to Haq at mid-off

Just starting to rain a little bit out there now.

11.3

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, back of a length, blocked into the off-side

11.4

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the leg-side off a full-ish length

11.5

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, driven again to Haq, another impressive stop

11.6

Parker to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, cut through backward point which goes all the way to the boundary

End of over 12 (4 runs) Afghanistan 48/0
Karim Sadiq    19* (46b 3x4)      MA Parker    6-1-19-0
Noor Ali Zadran    25* (26b 5x4)     

12.1

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked off short of a length to point

12.2

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, FOUR, cut through the covers, good timing

12.3

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, short ball, looked for a run in the covers but it was not there

12.4

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, Well left off a good delivery

12.5

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, yorker, well dug out

12.6

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, 2 runs, worked off the back foot into the leg side

End of over 13 (6 runs) Afghanistan 54/0
Noor Ali Zadran    31* (32b 6x4)      JD Nel    7-0-31-0
Karim Sadiq    19* (46b 3x4)     

13.1

Parker to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, inside edge which squirms wide of the keeper

13.2

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, well left again

13.3

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, 2 runs, flicked off his legs over mid-on

13.4

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, left alone outside off

13.5

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, wide again and Noor Ali is happy to watch the ball sail by

13.6

Parker to Noor Ali Zadran, no run, blocked away to point

Match State: Drinks Short drinks break and the Afghan batsmen looks comfortable out in the middle

End of over 14 (3 runs) Afghanistan 57/0
Noor Ali Zadran    33* (37b 6x4)      MA Parker    7-1-22-0
Karim Sadiq    20* (47b 3x4)     

14.1

Nel to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, shorter ball and pulled away for four between midwicket and mid-on

14.2

Nel to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, cut away wide of the slips and they take a couple as the ball trickles short of the boundary

14.3

Nel to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, too short again and pulled with ease to fine leg

14.4

Nel to Noor Ali Zadran, 3 runs, OUT, mayhem! Great drive through the covers as Watts can't get there with the dive, Flannigan then makes a mess of the dive as the look for three, and the throw is errant too. Karim wants the overthrow but Noor Ali has overrun and wasn't looking. Noor Ali then decided he wanted to run four but by this time Iqbal has turned around and threw the ball to Smith who took down the stumps half a second before Noor Ali could get home

Noor Ali Zadran run out 36 (66m 38b 6x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

Noor Ali was down at the length of the bowler's run up before he wanted a fourth, both he and Karim Sadiq look gutted as Noor Ali trudges off the field

14.5

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked back to the bowler

14.6

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, left alone outside off

End of over 15 (10 runs) Afghanistan 67/1
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (2b)      JD Nel    8-0-41-0
Karim Sadiq    27* (50b 4x4)     

15.1

Parker to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, hit straight over the bowlers head for a boundary, top shot

15.2

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked to the mid-on

15.3

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, tries to work to the leg-side but off the pads

15.4

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, beats the bat and good bounce from the batsmen

15.5

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, tapped back to the bowler

15.6

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked away to the covers

End of over 16 (4 runs) Afghanistan 71/1
Karim Sadiq    31* (56b 5x4)      MA Parker    8-1-26-0
Mohammad Shahzad    0* (2b)     

16.1

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked away

16.2

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defends off the front foot

16.3

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, cut away to point

16.4

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to mid-on

16.5

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, cut away to the covers

16.6

Nel to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, single between mid-on and mid-off

End of over 17 (1 run) Afghanistan 72/1
Mohammad Shahzad    1* (8b)      JD Nel    9-0-42-0
Karim Sadiq    31* (56b 5x4)     

17.1

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked down the track

17.2

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, straight beats the bowler and that's four all the way

17.3

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked in to the covers

17.4

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back foot to mid-on

17.5

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, carved away over backward point and the ball spins away to the boundary

17.6

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to mid-on

End of over 18 (8 runs) Afghanistan 80/1
Mohammad Shahzad    9* (14b 2x4)      RD Berrington    1-0-8-0
Karim Sadiq    31* (56b 5x4)     

18.1

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, left alone

18.2

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked to cover

18.3

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, cut through the gap behind gully, great diving stop on the rope

18.4

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, play and a miss outside off

18.5

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked in to the covers again

18.6

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, half lbw appeal goes up but looked like it was going over

End of over 19 (2 runs) Afghanistan 82/1
Karim Sadiq    33* (62b 5x4)      GD Drummond    1-0-2-0
Mohammad Shahzad    9* (14b 2x4)     

19.1

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, beats the bat outside off

Just starting to drizzle out there

19.2

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, Big swing which goes through midwicket but not intended

19.3

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, down the leg side, well gathered by Smith

19.4

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, hit straight to square leg off his hip

19.5

Berrington to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, short ball pulled down the fine leg

19.6

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, hits the pad but with no appeal

End of over 20 (3 runs) Afghanistan 85/1
Karim Sadiq    33* (63b 5x4)      RD Berrington    2-0-11-0
Mohammad Shahzad    12* (19b 2x4)     

20.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended off the back foot

20.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, SIX, short ball pulled with venom to the mid wicket boundary

20.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, straight drive to mid-on which finds the fielder

20.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Well timed again but finds the mid-on fielder

20.5

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, again, hit to mid-on

20.6

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, goes for a big shot again, short ball pulled down the fine leg

End of over 21 (8 runs) Afghanistan 93/1
Mohammad Shahzad    20* (25b 2x4 1x6)      GD Drummond    2-0-10-0
Karim Sadiq    33* (63b 5x4)     

21.1

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked on the back foot

21.2

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended to extra cover

21.3

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, drive to mid-off

21.4

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, short pitched delivery pulled over midwicket with a slight top edge

21.5

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, yorker, dug out and guided through the slips

21.6

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, Hit hard to the fielder at mid-off

End of over 22 (6 runs) Afghanistan 99/1
Karim Sadiq    39* (69b 6x4)      RD Berrington    3-0-17-0
Mohammad Shahzad    20* (25b 2x4 1x6)     

22.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, punched straight to the fielder at extra cover

22.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, solid defensive stroke into the off side

22.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 no ball, Cut but well stopped with a diving stop by Berrington at point, with Drummond over-stepping

22.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked down the track

22.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked off the back foot into the leg side

22.5

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, left alone outside off stump

22.6

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked into leg side

End of over 23 (1 run) Afghanistan 100/1
Mohammad Shahzad    20* (32b 2x4 1x6)      GD Drummond    3-0-11-0
Karim Sadiq    39* (69b 6x4)     

23.1

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, good length ball blocked back

23.2

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked to point off the back foot

23.3

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, 1 no ball, over-stepping and hit hard straight to mid-off

23.3

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, no run, good length left alone

23.4

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, coer drive hit hard, but a good hand by the fielder stops the boundary

23.5

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, edge and goes through the slips between the keeper and first, chance missed

23.6

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, worked off his hip down the fine leg

Just a few overs to go now before the lunch break.

23.6

Berrington to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, worked off his hip down the fine leg

Just a few overs to go now before the lunch break.

End of over 24 (8 runs) Afghanistan 108/1
Karim Sadiq    46* (76b 7x4)      RD Berrington    4-0-25-0
Mohammad Shahzad    20* (32b 2x4 1x6)     

24.1

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, beats the bat as the batsman plays and misses

24.2

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked back to the bowler

24.3

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, good length ball defended again

24.4

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, another ball blocked away, good bowling by Drummond

24.5

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, back of a length and defended

24.6

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, another good length ball, left alone

Majid Haq to come on with his handy off-spin

End of over 25 (maiden) Afghanistan 108/1
Karim Sadiq    46* (82b 7x4)      GD Drummond    4-1-11-0
Mohammad Shahzad    20* (32b 2x4 1x6)     

25.1

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Full toss driven straight back at the bowler

25.2

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended back to bowler

25.3

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, prodded back off a good length

25.4

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Cut hit straight to a diving point fielder

25.5

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended into the ground

25.6

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked straight to short leg

Drummond to continue as the Scots look for a breakthrough before lunch

25.6

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked straight to short leg

Drummond to continue as the Scots look for a breakthrough before lunch

End of over 26 (maiden) Afghanistan 108/1
Mohammad Shahzad    20* (38b 2x4 1x6)      RM Haq    1-1-0-0
Karim Sadiq    46* (82b 7x4)     

26.1

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, drifts onto leg stump and plays comfortably down to fine leg

26.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back of a length and blocked to cover

26.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, worked off his pad through midwicket

26.4

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, again worked into the leg side for a single

26.5

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, good length blocked into the off side, looking solid

26.6

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended as the batsman holds his shape for a pose to the camreras

End of over 27 (3 runs) Afghanistan 111/1
Mohammad Shahzad    21* (42b 2x4 1x6)      GD Drummond    5-1-14-0
Karim Sadiq    48* (84b 7x4)     

27.1

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, no shot offered

27.2

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, big stride forward as he defends into the off-side

27.3

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked back to the bowler

27.4

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended again

27.5

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, looks to cut but finds the point fielder

27.6

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked again

Thats the end of the first session as the players come off for Lunch. Afghanistan looking solid despite the silly run out as Scotland will be looking for an early break through when they return. Join us again in about 40 minutes time for the resumption of play.

Match State: Lunch - Day 1

End of over 28 (maiden) Afghanistan 111/1
Karim Sadiq    48* (90b 7x4)      RM Haq    2-2-0-0
Mohammad Shahzad    21* (42b 2x4 1x6)     

28.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to cover

28.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended to mid-on

28.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, cut straight to Berrington at point

28.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, worked off his hip for 1, probably should have been 2

28.5

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, good length ball defended to cover

28.6

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the off-side again, quick single denied by his partner

End of over 29 (1 run) Afghanistan 112/1
Karim Sadiq    48* (92b 7x4)      GD Drummond    6-1-15-0
Mohammad Shahzad    22* (46b 2x4 1x6)     

29.1

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, flicked off his legs to midwicket

29.2

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, skips down the track but only manages to drive it straight back at Haq

29.3

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, worked round the corner to behind square for a single

29.4

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the ground

29.5

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, full toss, looking to go big but could not cash in and inside edges onto his pad

29.6

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, lbw appeal but only Haq goes up

End of over 30 (1 run) Afghanistan 113/1
Karim Sadiq    48* (95b 7x4)      RM Haq    3-2-1-0
Mohammad Shahzad    23* (49b 2x4 1x6)     

30.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, left alone outside the off stump, good line and length from Drummond as the keeper's standing up

30.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, left alone outside the off stump, good line and length from Drummond as the keeper's standing up

30.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, cut through the covers only to be stopped by a good piece of fielding

30.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked into covers for none

30.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, Big lbw shout as everyone goes up, not out says the umpire as it looks too high

30.5

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, bottom edge down to fine leg trying to cut

30.6

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, good lenght ball denfended

End of over 31 (3 runs) Afghanistan 116/1
Karim Sadiq    48* (96b 7x4)      GD Drummond    7-1-18-0
Mohammad Shahzad    26* (54b 2x4 1x6)     

31.1

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back foot drive straight to cover

31.2

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, 3 runs, goes back and cuts it through the covers, good shot

31.3

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, big stride down the pitch and defended back

31.4

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended straight to the short leg fielder

31.5

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, big swing and misses outside the off stump looking to go over cover

31.6

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 32 (3 runs) Afghanistan 119/1
Karim Sadiq    48* (100b 7x4)      RM Haq    4-2-4-0
Mohammad Shahzad    29* (56b 2x4 1x6)     

32.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended to midwicket off the back foot

32.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked again

32.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended on his legs back to the bowler

32.4

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, back foot drive back to the bowler

Very steady batting from Mohammad Shahzad here, the top runs scorer in this years ICC Intercontinental Cup.

32.5

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked on the back foot again

32.6

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 2 runs, squared him up, edge through the gully down to third man

End of over 33 (2 runs) Afghanistan 121/1
Mohammad Shahzad    31* (62b 2x4 1x6)      GD Drummond    8-1-20-0
Karim Sadiq    48* (100b 7x4)     

33.1

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked to cover again

33.2

Haq to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, sweep down to fine leg

That brings up a well made 50 for him, off 102 balls

33.3

Haq to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, dropped, edged to slipped and put down by Sheikh

33.4

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked on the front foot

33.5

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, goes for a big swipe to midwicket put hits the back of his bat, with short leg fearing the worst. He would have been able to take a catch if he stood his ground there but he flinched away as Mohammad Shahzad played across the line

33.6

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, cut away between cover and point , another good shot and it runs all the way to the boundary

End of over 34 (7 runs) Afghanistan 128/1
Mohammad Shahzad    35* (65b 3x4 1x6)      RM Haq    5-2-11-0
Karim Sadiq    51* (103b 7x4)     

34.1

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the covers which finds the fielder

34.2

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked off the back foot again

34.3

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, tries to cut a ball too straight for that shot, straight to gully

34.4

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, good ball defended back to the bowler on the front foot

34.5

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, down the leg side and a good take from Smith standing up to the stumps

34.6

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, guided straight to a diving gully fielder

End of over 35 (maiden) Afghanistan 128/1
Karim Sadiq    51* (109b 7x4)      GD Drummond    9-2-20-0
Mohammad Shahzad    35* (65b 3x4 1x6)     

35.1

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, angled with the spin to behind square leg

35.2

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, stayed low while on the back foot and played to cover

35.3

Haq to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, worked off his hip down to deep square

35.4

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, punched drive to mid-on

35.5

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, goes for a big sweep and hits the short leg fielder and continues down to fine leg, thats going to hurt!

35.6

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the ground

End of over 36 (3 runs) Afghanistan 131/1
Karim Sadiq    52* (112b 7x4)      RM Haq    6-2-14-0
Mohammad Shahzad    37* (68b 3x4 1x6)     

36.1

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocks into the off-side, holding the pose nicely

36.2

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, strays in line and works it down to fine leg

36.3

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked to point

36.4

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, driven straight to cover

36.5

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, hits him on the pad but with no appeal

36.6

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the leg side

End of over 37 (1 run) Afghanistan 132/1
Karim Sadiq    52* (116b 7x4)      GD Drummond    10-2-21-0
Mohammad Shahzad    38* (70b 3x4 1x6)     

37.1

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked back to the bowler

37.2

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, down the track and driven through mid-off despite a despairing dive from the fielder

37.3

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, goes back and defends to midwicket

37.4

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, driven back to Haq

37.5

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, digs one out into the off-side

37.6

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, Goes back and cuts through the covers for a nicely timed boundary

End of over 38 (8 runs) Afghanistan 140/1
Mohammad Shahzad    46* (76b 5x4 1x6)      RM Haq    7-2-22-0
Karim Sadiq    52* (116b 7x4)     

38.1

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, goes on to the back foot and defends into the off-sde

38.2

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, 1 run, quick single taken to a sleeping mid-on fielder

38.3

Drummond to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, short ball pulled down to fine leg

38.4

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, guided off the back foot straight to gully fieldsman

38.5

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, 2 runs, tickled down to fine leg for a well ran two

38.6

Drummond to Karim Sadiq, no run, driven firmly to mid-on

End of over 39 (4 runs) Afghanistan 144/1
Karim Sadiq    55* (121b 7x4)      GD Drummond    11-2-25-0
Mohammad Shahzad    47* (77b 5x4 1x6)     

39.1

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, off the pad straight to short leg

39.2

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, cheeky cut shot through point

39.3

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the off side

39.4

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended into the leg side

39.5

Haq to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, quicker ball cut away through the point fielder

39.6

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, skips down the track and pads it away

Afghanistan are looking to take control of this match early on, it's still very overcast but the wicket looks solid. Do feel free to send us your commentary feedback

End of over 40 (5 runs) Afghanistan 149/1
Karim Sadiq    59* (125b 8x4)      RM Haq    8-2-27-0
Mohammad Shahzad    48* (79b 5x4 1x6)     

40.1

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, swinging away wide of the off-stump

40.2

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, good length ball defended back

40.3

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, FOUR, wide and cut away through point. That brings up a nicely timed 50 for Shazad.

40.4

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, defended into cover

40.5

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, a hard hitting drive hit straight to point

40.6

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, worked off his hip down to square leg

End of over 41 (5 runs) Afghanistan 154/1
Mohammad Shahzad    53* (85b 6x4 1x6)      MA Parker    9-1-31-0
Karim Sadiq    59* (125b 8x4)     

41.1

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, blocked to cover

41.2

Haq to Mohammad Shahzad, 1 run, quick single taken to midwicket

41.3

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the leg side

41.4

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, defended to mid-off

41.5

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, on the front foot guided straight to point

41.6

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, skips up the track and smashes back at Haq who attempts to throw the stumps down

End of over 42 (1 run) Afghanistan 155/1
Karim Sadiq    59* (129b 8x4)      RM Haq    9-2-28-0
Mohammad Shahzad    54* (87b 6x4 1x6)     

42.1

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, driven to mid-off for none

42.2

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, no run, driven straight to mid-on

42.3

Parker to Mohammad Shahzad, OUT, tries to drive a good length ball and knicks behind to Smith who takes a blinding catch to his right

Mohammad Shahzad c †Smith b Parker 54 (90b 6x4 1x6) SR: 60.00

42.4

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, short ball worked off his hip down to square leg

42.5

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, good length ball left alone

42.6

Parker to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, leg stump half volley well put away to the midwicket boundary

End of over 43 (5 runs) Afghanistan 160/2
Karim Sadiq    63* (131b 9x4)      MA Parker    10-1-36-1
Nawroz Mangal    1* (1b)     

43.1

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, big lbw appeal given not out

43.2

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, driven to mid-on

43.3

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked straight to short leg

43.4

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, goes to cut a fuller ball and misses

43.5

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, driven out to the fielder at deep midwicket

43.6

Haq to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked into the ground

End of over 44 (1 run) Afghanistan 161/2
Karim Sadiq    63* (132b 9x4)      RM Haq    10-2-29-0
Nawroz Mangal    2* (6b)     

44.1

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, defended into the off-side

44.2

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, jaffa, done him all ends up

44.3

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, prodded in to the off-side as the throw at the stumps skims off the top of the bails and diverts away for an overthrow

44.4

Parker to Karim Sadiq, no run, blocked straight to point

44.5

Parker to Karim Sadiq, FOUR, too short and cut away for four through the covers

44.6

Parker to Karim Sadiq, OUT, skips down the track and goes for a big drive and only finds the outside edge which goes through to keeper Smith for an easy take

Karim Sadiq c †Smith b Parker 67 (182m 135b 10x4 0x6) SR: 49.62

End of over 45 (5 runs) Afghanistan 166/3
     MA Parker    11-1-41-2
Nawroz Mangal    3* (9b)     

45.1

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, drives straight back at the bowler

45.2

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked into the ground

45.3

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, half lbw appeal not out

45.4

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, driven to deep midwicket

45.5

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked into the leg side

45.6

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX, up the track and dispatches Haq over his head, quality shot

End of over 46 (7 runs) Afghanistan 173/3
Asghar Stanikzai    6* (2b 1x6)      RM Haq    11-2-36-0
Nawroz Mangal    4* (13b)     

46.1

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, worked down to fine leg

46.2

Parker to Asghar Stanikzai, 1 run, clipped off his legs down to fine leg

46.3

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, blocked into the off-side

46.4

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, flicks it straight to square leg

46.5

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, driven straight to mid-on

46.6

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, good ball left alone

End of over 47 (2 runs) Afghanistan 175/3
Nawroz Mangal    5* (18b)      MA Parker    12-1-43-2
Asghar Stanikzai    7* (3b 1x6)     

47.1

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, driven straight at extra cover

47.2

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, blocked to midwicket

47.3

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, driven straight to mid-off

47.4

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, played to mid-off again

47.5

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, played to cover again

47.6

Haq to Asghar Stanikzai, SIX, up the track and lifted over mid-on for a nice maximum

End of over 48 (6 runs) Afghanistan 181/3
Asghar Stanikzai    13* (9b 2x6)      RM Haq    12-2-42-0
Nawroz Mangal    5* (18b)     

48.1

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, edged along the ground with soft hands to gully

48.2

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, good ball defended back to Parker

48.3

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, 2 runs, cut through the covers past a diving Berrington

48.4

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, no run, defended into the off-side

48.5

Parker to Nawroz Mangal, 1 run, worked off his legs for a single

48.6

Parker to Asghar Stanikzai, no run, good delivery left alone by the batsman

End of over 49 (3 runs) Afghanistan 184/3
Asghar Stanikzai    13* (10b 2x6)      MA Parker    13-1-46-2
Nawroz Mangal    8* (23b)     

49.1

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, lbw appeal turned down by umpire Ramage

49.2

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, driven back to the bowler Haq

49.3

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, plays and misses trying to cut away

49.4

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, defended back to the bowler

49.5

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, driven to mid-on for none

49.6

Haq to Nawroz Mangal, no run, played into the covers

End of over 50 (maiden) Afghanistan 184/3
Nawroz Mangal    8* (29b)      RM Haq    13-3-42-0
Asghar Stanikzai    13* (10b 2x6)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Aug 14, 2010

Ewan Chalmers made a fighting half-century but it was in vain, Scotland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Ayr, 4th day, August 14, 2010

Ewan Chalmers made a fighting half-century but it was in vain

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Aug 14, 2010

Hamid Hassan celebrates one of his five wickets, Scotland v Afghanistan, Intercontinental Cup, Ayr, 4th day, August 14, 2010

Hamid Hassan celebrates one of his five wickets

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