Nawroz Mangal was bowled for a score of seven © Getty Images
Nawroz Mangal was bowled for a score of seven © Getty Images (File Photo)

Afghanistan were handed two early blows within an over when Nawroz Mangal and Asghar Stanikzai were dismissed for scores of seven and four respectively during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Pool A match against Scotland at the University Oval in Dunedin on Thursday. Live Scorecard: Afghanistan vs Scotland ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Both dismissals occurred during the eighth over, which was bowled by Alasdair Evans, with six runs coming off the over. Mangal was dismissed when he missed the line of the delivery completely while trying to defend the third ball of the over, with the ball knocking the off-stump. Stanikzai, who had scored a half-century in the previous game, hit a boundary off the second ball of the over. He however, attempted to nicked the following delivery to the wicket-keeper to be dismissed after three balls. Live Updates: Afghanistan vs Scotland ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Scotland were earlier dismissed for a score of 210 after playing out their quota of 50 overs. With not many impressive performances to speak of in the batting line-up, Matt Machan and Majid Haq top-scored for Scotland, both getting dismissed on 31. The highlight of the innings was the ninth-wicket partnership between Haq and Evans worth 62-runs, which helped Scotland go past 200 from a score of 144 for eight. Shapoor Zadran and Dawlat Zadran were the pick among the Afghan bowlers with the two recording figures of four for 38 and three for 29 respectively to cause much of the early destruction. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

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