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.
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)
Published on May 11, 2019 01:41 AM IST
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Edinburgh | By AFP

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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