Afghanistan beat Scotland by 14 runs in the second match of the opening day of the World T20. Chasing a target of 171 runs, Scotland only managed 156/5.
Scotland started strongly by an 84-run opening wicket partnership between George Munsey (41) and Kyle Coetzer (40). But both the openers departed in the next three balls. Middle order batsman Matt Machan (36) tried to keep Scotland to win the match but without any partnership as other batsmen from the other end got out, his effort went in vain.
Earlier, half century from Mohammad Shahzad (61) guided Afghanistan to a competitive 170/5.
Shahzad gave his side a perfect start after wonning the toss, he hits five fours and three sixes in hit 61 runs inning. He finished with 61 from 39 balls, and afghanistan reach to 170 and setting target for Scotland of 171.
While Asghar Stanikzai also played well and support Shahzad with 55 not out from 50 balls.
Brief scores: Afghanistan 170/5 (Mohammad Shahzad 61), Scotland 156/5 (George Munsey 41)