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Hassan stars as Afghanistan win

Hassan stars as Afghanistan win
Afghanistan 435 (Shenwari 102, Stanikzai 93) and 249 for 5 dec (Shahzad 105*) beat Scotland 139 (Nel 36, Hassan 6-40) and 316 (Chalmers 67, Hassan 5-114) by 229 runs Hamid Hassan followed up his six wickets in the first innings with another five in the second, as Afghanistan beat Scotland by 229 runs to go to the top of the Intercontinental Cup table. Scotland were resilient throughout the day, often... 

Late declaration gives lifeline to Scotland

Late declaration gives lifeline to Scotland
Scotland 139 and 95 for 2 (Chalmers 37* Berrington 5*) require another 451 runs to beat Afghanistan 435 and 249 for 5 dec (Shahzad 105* Haq, 2-66) with eight wickets remaining The wisdom of not following-on was questioned last night – and it’s is now clear why. Afghanistan batted well today, but the decision to declare got delayed as they appeared to be waiting for Mohammad Shahzad’s... 

Unstoppable Hassan leaves Scotland teetering

Unstoppable Hassan leaves Scotland teetering
Day 2: Afghanistan435 (Shenwari 102, Stanikzai 93, Sadiq 67, Shahzad 54) and 0 for 0 lead Scotland139 (Hassan 6-40) by 296 runs Six wickets by fast bowler Hamid Hassan has left Afghanistan firmly on top against Scotland in Ayr. Hassan bowled a a mammoth 15 over spell which spread over two sessions, as Scotland collapsed to 76-9, eventually finishing on 130 all out, which is 296 runs behind Afghanistan’s... 

Batsmen put Afghans in control

Batsmen put Afghans in control
Day one: Afghanistan349 for 5 (Stanikzai 88*, Sadiq 67, Shahzad 54, Shenwari 50*) v Scotland Afghanistan dominated the first day of their Intercontinental Cup match against Scotland in Ayr today. With contributions all the way down from the batsmen, Afghanistan finished at a strong 349-5. Scotland would have expected to be in a much better position overnight, especially as they won the toss and put... 

Afghanistan v Scotland starts today

Afghanistan’s vital Intercontinental Cup match with Scotland begins later today in Ayr. This game is Afghanistan’s first ever international in the UK, and is expected to attract supporters from the Afghan community in Scotland  Despite an unbeaten run in the tournament, Afghanistan are 12 points behind the Scots, with Zimbabwe XI squeezed in between them, 6 points ahead of the Afghans. At... 

Latif pleads for Afghanistan to play Pakistan in one-day series

Latif pleads for Afghanistan to play Pakistan in one-day series
New batting coach Rashid Latif has immediately set out to use his obvious connections with Pakistan by asking the PCB for a one-day series with Afghanistan in October. Latif, the former Pakistan captain, believes a series would be extremely beneficial for both sides. “Basically Afghanistan needs to be given more international exposure. Since international teams are not touring Pakistan because... 

Afghanistan squad for Scotland tour

Nawrooz Mangal (Captain), Mohammad Nabi,  Mirwais Ashraf,  Karim Khan Sadiq (Vice Captain), Mohammad Shahzad, Hamid Hassan, Samiullah Shinwari, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stankzai, Shahpoor Zadran, Abdullah Mazari, Aftab Alam, Khaliqdad Noori, Noorulhaq, and Mohamamd Javed. Five reserve players: Ezatullah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Zakiullah Zaki, Murad Ali, and Zameer Khan, The 20 players, 15 in the... 

Rashid Latif starts work as the batting coach

Rashid Latif starts work as the batting coach
After a false dawn, Rashid Latif has finally started his job as batting coach of Afghanistan. He had originally been given the job a month ago but the ACB reversed their decision following pressure from players in the national team members. However, Afghanistan batsmen struggled in the recently completed World Cricket League Division 1, so they went back to Latif to help with the batting. In a press... 
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