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Afghanistan hammer Scotland by 229 runs

Aug 15, 2010 at 08:46am IST

Afghanistan went to the top of the ICC Intercontinental Cup table with a resounding 229-run victory over Scotland on Saturday.

Pace bowler Hamid Hassan took five wickets for 114 runs as Scotland, set an improbable target of 546, were bowled out for 316 in their second innings on the fourth and final day.

Scotland were struggling in this match after making just 139, with Hassan taking six for 40, in reply to Afghanistan's first innings total of 435. Ewan Chalmers made 67 in Scotland's second innings - their best individual score of the match - but that was as nothing compared to Afghanistan hundreds from Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Shahzad.

Afghanistan hammer Scotland by 229 runs

Afghanistan team (AFP)


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