13th Match, Rotterdam, Jul 9 2010, ICC World Cricket League Division One
(43.5/50 ov, target 142)
Scotland won by 2 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
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Afghanistan141(47.1 overs)
Scotland142/8(43.5 overs)

Well, we should know by now that Scotland never make it easy again, but those 19 wides bowled by Afghanistan have cost them dear. A flurry of late wickets gave Afghanistan hope of a miracle but Goudie came in at number 10 to hit the winning runs.

Fraser Watts started the innings patiently and stuck about while the run rate lingered between 2-3 runs per over. There were two wickets a piece for Zadran, Nabi, Hassan and Mangal but eventual the Scots saw it home to claim a place in the final against Ireland tomorrow, who go unbeaten after beating the Netherlands by 39 runs.

The Scots are delighted and rightly so. They made hard work of it as usual and staggered over the line.

The man of the match has been awarded to Fraser Watts for his patient opening innings of 46 of 98 balls on a bowler-friendly track.

The Scots are now celebrating with a pint and singing O' Flower of Scotland at top volume in the dressing room, while for Afghanistan, their World Cricket League dream is over.

Thanks very much for joining us today for this match in Rotterdam between Scotland and Afghanistan where Scotland triumphed by the margin of two wickets. Do join us tomorrow for the play-off matches where the centrepiece will be the final between Scotland and Ireland at Amstelveen for the title of World Cricket League champions. (11.00am local, 9.00am GMT)

I will be there bringing you ball-by-ball commentary live from the ground, but for now it's Callum Stewart signing off from a sunny Rotterdam. Good afternoon.

Shapoor Zadran to Goudie, 1 run
too full and Goudie angles the bat away, the ball races between cover and point and Goudie punches the air as he jogs the winning run
Shapoor Zadran to Goudie, 2 runs
goes for the swipe on the off-side and carves the ball over point, third man's too fine and they run back for two. Scotland are in the final - scores are level

Goudie in at number ten, just two needed to make the final

Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, OUT
oh my days! Drummond looks to go over the top to win the game and gets a thin edge through to the keeper. Afghanistan are delirious
GD Drummond c †Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor Zadran 3 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00
Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, no run
drives hard at cover who fields on the bounce
Shapoor Zadran to Drummond, 2 runs
cut away in front of point and they take two, almost there
end of over 432 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 137/7CRR: 3.18 • RRR: 0.71 • Need 5 from 42b
Moneeb Iqbal15 (36)
Gordon Drummond1 (1)
Hamid Hassan8-0-22-2

Looks like Shapoor Zadran will come back on, much to the crowds delight, to try and keep the dream alive

Although Scotland need five to win, four runs will be enough to see them in to the final, as a tie would be enough because they are ahead of Afghanistan on nett run rate

Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run
angled away to gully
Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run
fuller ball dug away to midwicket
Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, 1 wide
quick and full, beats Drummond but also the leg-stump and that's a wide. What Afghanistan would have done to not concede 19 wides in this game

Nervy time coming up

Hamid Hassan to Iqbal, no run
short and with pace, Iqbal watches well and leaves
Hamid Hassan to Drummond, 1 run
prods at the drive and a single down to third man

Surely not...Drummond in for Scotland. Just 7 runs needed

Hamid Hassan to Parker, OUT
shorter ball and Parker doesn't commit to the shot, popping the ball up in the air short of Mangal in the covers who takes the catch diving forward
MA Parker c Nawroz Mangal b Hamid Hassan 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
Hamid Hassan to Parker, no run
blocked to mid wicket
end of over 425 runs • 1 wicket
SCOT: 135/6CRR: 3.21 • RRR: 0.87 • Need 7 from 48b
Moneeb Iqbal15 (33)
Matthew Parker1 (2)
Nawroz Mangal8-1-22-2

Hamid Hassan to try and make miracles happen for Afghanistan

Nawroz Mangal to Iqbal, no run
keeps low, blocked back to the bowler
Nawroz Mangal to Parker, 1 run
too full and flicked through midwicket for a single
Nawroz Mangal to Parker, no run
leading edge runs away to cover

Parker walks out to partner Iqbal to try and finish things off for Scotland

8 runs needed

Nawroz Mangal to Lockhart, OUT
the ball straightens up and Lockhart misses with the leg side shot. A big appeal and the umpire raises the finger
DR Lockhart lbw b Nawroz Mangal 5 (19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 26.31
Nawroz Mangal to Lockhart, no run
good pace beats the bat outside off
Nawroz Mangal to Iqbal, 3 runs
cut away through the covers, it's a big boundary and the outfields slow so they pick up three
Match details
Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam
TossAfghanistan , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Cricket League Division One 2010
Player Of The Match
Fraser Watts
Match numberODI no. 3019
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30, Interval 14.30-15.15, Second Session 15.15-18.45
Match days9 July 2010 (50-over match)
ODI debut
Javed Ahmadi
Niels Bagh
Norman Malcolm
Reserve Umpire
Erno Ruchtie
Match Referee
Adrian Griffith
PointsScotland 2, Afghanistan 0