Afghanistan beat Scotland in a rain-affected 2nd ODI at Edinburgh on Wednesday and clinched the 2-match ODI series.
After winning the toss, Afghanistan decided to bat first. Before the rain interruption, Afghanistan scored 178/6 in 37.2 overs. After the rain-interruption when the game began, 211 runs was the target set for the home team (Scotland) in 36 overs. In an attempt to chase down that total, the home team were bundled out for 132 runs in 27.1 overs. Afghanistan won the 2nd ODI by 78 runs in D/L method.
The first ODI between these two teams was abandoned due to rain. The game was held on 4th July. With this victory, Afghanistan won the 2-match ODI series 1-0.
Below are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- In this match, Afghanistan opening batsman Mohammad Shahzad played a brilliant innings of 84 runs. It was the highest individual ODI score by an Afghanistan opening batsman against Scotland batting first.
Also, it was the 2nd highest ODI score for Mohammad Shahzad while batting first. Shahzad’s highest ODI score batting first is 118 against Canada at Sharjah on 16th February 2010.
- Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi bowled beautifully in this match. He ended with the figure of 5-0-26-3. It was the 3rd best ODI figures by an Afghanistan bowler against Scotland.
Also, it was the best ODI figure by an Afghanistan spin bowler against Scotland.
- Afghanistan won the match by 78 runs in D/L method. It was the 3rd largest ODI victory for Afghanistan if you take margin of runs into account.
Also, it was the 2nd largest ODI victory for Afghanistan against Scotland by runs margin. The largest ODI victory for Afghanistan against Scotland is 89 runs at Benoni on 19th April 2009.