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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

43 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | SCOT: 137/7 (5 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.18, RRR: 0.71)

  • Moneeb Iqbal15 (36b)
  • Gordon Drummond1 (1b)
  • 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

ICC World CL News

  • Kirsten confident of Zambia preparations

    Zambia will hold a one-month training camp at home before heading off to United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play warm-up matches against a UAE development XI to build up to next month's World Cricket League Division Eight in Kuwait.

  • Kenya coach fancies team's chances

    Eldine Baptiste, the Kenya coach, believes his team is capable of qualifying for the 2015 World Cup despite losing all five games in last week's World Cricket League Division One tournament in the Netherlands

  • Afghanistan want more games against Full Members

    Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan wants the ICC and more specifically the Asian Test-playing nations to provide his team with more games against Full Member opposition

  • Trent Johnston leads team of the tournament

    Ireland have been rewarded for their successful WCL Division One defence by having four of their players named in the team of the tournament

  • Mark Jonkman reported for suspect bowling action

    Netherlands fast bowler Mark Jonkman has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the ICC World Cricket League Division 1 tournament

Scotland 2nd innings Partnerships

1st5DF WattsOJ Hairs
2nd35DF WattsRO Hussain
3rd26DF WattsRD Berrington
4th39DF WattsNFI McCallum
5th7DF WattsMM Iqbal
6th22DR LockhartMM Iqbal
7th1MM IqbalMA Parker
8th4MM IqbalGD Drummond
9th3MM IqbalG Goudie