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POST TIME: 6 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Scotland stun Afghanistan
AFP

Scotland stun Afghanistan

AFP, HARARE: Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan bemoaned having the worst of the conditions, after Calum MacLeod struck a magnificent 157 not out to lead Scotland to a surprise seven-wicket win in their opening 2019 World Cup qualifier at Bulawayo on Sunday.

Afghanistan, one of the pre-tournament favourites to qualify, made 255 all out batting first, but MacLeod hammered 23 fours and a six in his blistering 146-ball knock to lead Scotland to victory with 16 deliveries remaining.

“The wicket was difficult to bat on, it wasn't coming good onto the bat,” said 19-year-old Khan, the first-ever teenager to skipper a men's international side.