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Live Cricket Score Netherlands 130 | Overs 19.4 overs

BATTING: Malik 2 (4) 

Amazing turn around by the Afghanistan players. At one time it looked like Netherlands would run away with the game but a series of needless shots resulted in wickets and the downfall of the Dutch team.\

OUT! Michael Rippon 17 (16) c Stanikzai b D Zadran

Live Cricket Score Netherlands 98/5 | Overs 14

BATTING: Wesley Barresi 13 (15), Pieter Seelar 3(3)

Netherlands seem to be throwing away an ideal start here. Credit to Afghanistan for pulling this back. But the match is still on. Afghanistan bowlers have tightened their lines and lengths and the Dutch batsmen are getting out to a combination of silly shots and nervousness. Wesley Barresi and Pieter Seelar at crease now.

Live Cricket Score Netherlands 56/1 | Overs 7

BATTING: Ben Cooper 27(16), Michael Swart 14(18)

From the looks of it, Netherlands are having little trouble in putting away the Afghan bowlers at a run rate that will suffice for them to comfortably get past the target. Afghanistan urgently need a wicket or two. The only wicket so far has been that of Stephen Myburgh by D Zadran.

OUT! Stephen Myburgh 13 (10) c Stanikzai b D Zadran

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 162/7 | Overs 20

BATTING: Shafiqullah 13 (3), Dawlat Zadran 0 (0)

Netherlands will be absolutely gutted with the amount of runs they conceded towards the backend of the innings. But, credit to the Afghanistan side for holding their nerve till the end despite losing early wickets and being slow earlier on. Najib Zadran was majorly responsible for giving Afghanistan the late burst with a 11-ball 33.

OUT! Najib Zadran 33 (11) c & b Jamil

OUT! Samiullah Shenwari 44 (42) c van der Merwe b Jamil

OUT! Mirwais Ashraf 0 (1) c van der Merwe b Jamil

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 104/5 | Overs 16

BATTING: Samiullah Shenwari 26 (31), Najib Zadran 7 (2)

Nabi and Shenwari had built a lovely base to launch an all out attack at the backend of the innings, however Nabi has fallen for a well made — which may hinder their chances of a good last minute attack. Najib Zadran is the new batsmen in now.

OUT! Mohammad Nabi 33 (29) c Jamil b van der Merwe

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 64/3 | Overs 11

BATTING: Samiullah Shenwari 11 (16), Mohammad Nabi 18 (16)

After a brisk 28 by Nawroz Mangal he was dismissed lbw by Roelof van der Merwe for 29. Mohammad Nabi and Samiullah Shenwari at the crease now and are looking to build a partnership without compromising on the run rate. They’ve done a decent job up to this point. Nabi is in fine nick.

Live Cricket Score Afghanistan 19/2 | Overs 4

BATTING: Samiullah Shenwari 0 (1), Nawroz Mangal 13 (12)

Afghanistan find themselves in some trouble after losing an early wicket to seamer Mudassar Bukhari. There is good amount of support for bowlers and Bukhari exploited the swing on offer to bring the ball into the right handed Mohammad Shahzad who played around it and got bowled. Nawroz Mangal seems to be in fine nick. Stanikzai however has been dismissed in the fifth ball of the fourth over again by Bukhari. Lovely inswinger and he was plumb.

OUT! Mohammad Shahzad 2 (6) b Mudassar Bukhari

OUT! Asghar Stanikzai 2 (5) lbw Mudassar Bukhari

Netherlands have won the toss and elected to bowl first on a pitch that is likely to provide some support for their seamers.

Live cricket score Scotland 110/1 | Target 110| Overs 10 – Scotland win by 9 wickets

Calum MacLeod 7(8) George Munsey 62(36)

A handsome win for Scotland. They first bowled well as a team and then chased down the total without even breaking an iota of sweat. George Munsey lead the way for them with a belligerent 62 in just 36 balls. UAE will be disappointed with the way they batted. They were too aggressive and did not give themselves time to bat on this beautiful deck.

Man of the match – George Munsey for his batting and three catches! Stay tuned for the next game.

Live cricket score Scotland 96/1 | Target 110| Overs 8

Calum MacLeod 0(0) George Munsey 56(32)

Mohammed Tauqir brings himself on to bowl. He is welcomed by a revere sweep for boundary by Munsey. He then hits another one to find the third man fence and brings up his fifty. It has been a fine knock from him and has just taken the game away from UAE. Coetzer too nears his fifty but is bowled as he tries to go through the offside.

OUT! Kyle Coetzer b Naveed 39(16)

Live cricket score Scotland 76/0 | Target 110| Overs 6

Kyle Coetzer 30(11) George Munsey 45(25)

There is none stopping Scotland from going hard here. They are finding runs at will. Mohammad Shahzad is brought onto bowl. But it does not help them as he too concedes a couple of boundaries.

Live cricket score Scotland 40/0 | Target 110| Overs 4

Kyle Coetzer 26(9) George Munsey 14(15)

FOUR! Munsey starts the next over with a slap through cover for a boundary. And then hits another one down the ground for a boundary. Coetzer too joins the fun as he hits one over mid-wicket in the next over for a boundary. He hits three in a row as Guruge is lofted over mid off to complete the hat-trick of boundaries. And after a dot ball he hits two more boundaries to end the 20-run over.

Live cricket score Scotland 10/0 | Target 110| Overs 2

Kyle Coetzer 6(3) George Munsey 4(9)

110 to win for Scotland! They will want to get going and get these runs soon since the net run rate could come into picture later in the tournament. Mohammad Naveed to star the bowling for UAE. He bowls a tight over just two runs off it as both openers get off the mark with a single each. Manjula Guruge bowls from the other end. There is some help for the bowlers but one feels UAE do not have enough on board or do they?

Live cricket score UAE 109 | Overs 18.1 – Innings break

Mohammad Naveed 19(17)

A run out to finish the innings for UAE! There was a mix-up and Berrington hit timber from the other end to catch Manjula Guruge short of the crease. UAE will be disappointed, they were too aggressive for their liking and Leask and Watt took three wickets each.

OUT! Manjula Guruge run out Berrington 1(6)

Live cricket score UAE 107/9 | Overs 17 |

Mohammad Naveed 18(16) Manjula Guruge 0(0)

Naveed hits a maximum to get UAE past the mark of 100. Watt then delivers the blow as Javed looks to cut but gets an edge through to the keeper.

OUT! Amjad Javed c Cross b Watt 9(14)

Live cricket score UAE 90/8 | Overs 14 |

Mohammad Naveed 5(6) Amjad Javed 6(6)

Wickets continue to fall for UAE and Scotland will not be minding this at all. Scotland will want to wrap this up under 10 if possible.

OUT! Umair Ali c MacLeod b Watt 13(10)

OUT! Mohammad Tauqir c Cross b Watt 4 (4)

Live cricket score UAE 69/6 | Overs 11 |

 Umair Ali 7(7) Amjad Javed 1(1)

Mark Watt comes into the attack and he too strikes right away as Ali holes out to Munsey in the deep. Abdul Shakoor joins Patil. They need to steady this innings here and not go for too many and just as say, Patil now looks to go big too and picks out the fielder in the deep. Umair Ali is the new man in for UAE as Evans is called back on for a bowl. Patil gets run out to add to the woes of Scotland

OUT! Amjad Ali c Munsey b Watt 14(21)

OUT! Abdul Shakoor c Munsey b Leask 1(3)

OUT! Swapnil Patil run out MacLeod 3(7)

Live cricket score UAE 54/3 | Overs 8 |

 Amjad Ali 10(18) Swapnil Patil 1(3)

UAE continue their hit and miss batting as Shaiman Anwar holes out to deep mid-wicket ass Michael Leask comes on to bowl. He just hit a six and was dropped but did not show good application to lose his wicket.

OUT! Shaiman Anwar c Davey b Leask 9(7)

Live cricket score UAE 39/2 | Overs 5 |

 Amjad Ali 5(11) Shaiman Anwar 0(0)

Josh Davey comes into the attack. Shahzad welcomes him with a heave through the leg side but then spanks a wide one to the cover fence.  Shahzad is not holding back as Sharif changes ends but he pulls him high and handsome over square leg fence. But he too gets out trying to over-attack. He holes out to cover.

OUT! Mohammad Shahzad c Munsey b Sharif 14(10)

Live cricket score UAE 24/1 | Overs 3 |

Mohammad Shahzad 1(2) Amjad Ali 4(6)

Safyaan Sharif starts the next over and there was a run-out chance but the batsmen just about made it in time. Asif continues on his merry way to heave one just over mid on for a couple of runs and then one over cover. He though does not last long as he pulls one straight down to fine leg.

OUT! Faizan Asif c MacLeod b Evans 17(10)

Live cricket score UAE 12/0 | Overs 1 |

Faizan Asif 10(4) Amjad Ali 1(2)

We’re underway! Amjad Ali and Faizan Asif are the two openers for UAE. Ali Evans to start the competition! Asif gets off the mark with a single to the on side. Amjad too is off the mark with a pull. Intent right away as Asif pulls this short one to the deep fine leg fence for a boundary. Four more! Asif gets into position and heaves one just wide of short fine leg for a boundary.

Toss: Scotland win the toss and elect to bowl

Scotland: Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross(wk), Richie Berrington, Preston Mommsen(c), Josh Davey, Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt.

United Arab Emirates: Faizan Asif, Amjad Ali, Mohammad Shahzad, Umair Ali, Shaiman Anwar, Swapnil Patil(wk), Abdul Shakoor, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Tauqir(c), Mohammad Naveed, Manjula Guruge.

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Hello and welcome CricketCountry’s coverage of the first day of the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier which kicks off on July 9 at Edinburgh. We will bring you all live updates from the two games that are scheduled today between Scotland and United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Afghanistan and Netherlands.

Scotland played a series against Ireland recently and showed good progress which would give them a lot of confidence going into the game against UAE. UAE impressed many people during the ICC World Cup 2015 and will be hoping to continue in the same vein as the tournament kicks off.

Netherlands will take on the spirited Afghans. Netherlands recently beat Nepal 3-1 in a four-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series and will want to ensure they do not let slip of the momentum and do well. Afghanistan will hope that their team gels well and they strike form early in the tournament. Read: Hong Kong defeats Netherlands in World Twenty20 Qualifier warm-up match


United Arab Emirates (UAE): Amjad Ali, Umair Ali, Shaiman Anwar, Swapnil Patil(wk), Faizan Asif, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Tauqir(c), Manjula Guruge, Mohammad Naveed, Mohammad Shahzad, Abdul Shakoor, Saqib Ali, Nasir Aziz, Fayyaz Ahmed, Ahmed Raza.

Scotland (SCO): Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Alasdair Evans, Matthew Cross, Craig Wallace(w)k, Preston Mommsen(c), Josh Davey, Rob Taylor, Safyaan Sharif, Gavin Main, Michael Leask, Con de Lange, Mark Watt.

Netherlands (NED): Stephan Myburgh, Peter Borren(c), Rahil Ahmed, Ben Cooper, Wesley Barresi(w), Michael Swart, Thijs van Schelven, Mudassar Bukhari, Ahsan Malik, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Max O’Dowd, Vivian Kingma.

Afghanistan (AFG): Nawroz Mangal, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Stanikzai(c), Mirwais Ashraf, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Shafiqullah Shafiq(w), Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Aftab Alam.

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