Afghanistan defeated Scotland by two runs in a rain-hit ODI in Edinburgh on Friday.(Twitter)
Afghanistan defeated Scotland by two runs in a rain-hit ODI in Edinburgh on Friday.(Twitter)

Rahmat, Hashmatullah lead Afghanistan to rain-hit win over Scotland

Scotland made 325 for seven from their 50 overs with Calum MacLeod hitting 100 and captain Kyle Coetzer supporting him with 79.
Edinburgh | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2019 01:41 AM IST

Rahmat Shah made 113 and Hashmatullah Shahidi an unbeaten 59 as Afghanistan defeated Scotland by two runs in a rain-hit ODI in Edinburgh on Friday.

Scotland made 325 for seven from their 50 overs with Calum MacLeod hitting 100 and captain Kyle Coetzer supporting him with 79.

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Afghanistan reached 269 for three with 31 balls remaining when rain forced the players off the field and they were eventually declared the winners on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.

The first match that was scheduled for Wednesday was called off without a ball being bowled because of rain.

Afghanistan are one of just 10 teams taking part in the World Cup which gets underway in England and Wales on May 30.

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