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Late declaration gives lifeline to Scotland

Late declaration gives lifeline to Scotland
Tweet 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
Tweet 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... 

Batsmen put Afghans in control

Batsmen put Afghans in control
Tweet 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... 

Afghanistan v Scotland starts today

Tweet 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... 

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

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

Afghanistan squad for Scotland tour

Tweet 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... 

Rashid Latif starts work as the batting coach

Rashid Latif starts work as the batting coach
Tweet 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... 

Afghanistan score consolation win

Afghanistan score consolation win
Tweet Afghanistan played their final game of the World Cricket League Division One today, winning by 5 wickets over The Netherlands in the third place play-off match. After the disappointment of losing their virtual semi-final against Scotland, they did well to motivate themselves – in a game that had little meaning. Winning the toss and batting first, The Netherlands struggled for any real... 
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