EDINBURGH: Pakistan completed a clean sweep of their two-match Twenty20 series against Scotland after routing the hosts by 84 runs in the final game at the Grange Cricket Club here on Wednesday.
After riding on Shoaib Malik’s undefeated 49 to post 166-6, Pakistan bundled out Scotland for just 82 in 14.4 overs to consolidate their top-ranked spot in the ICC T20 rankings.
Barring Calum MacLeod, who was the top scorer with 25, Richie Berrington (20) and Safyaan Sharif (10), no other Scotland batsman managed double figures after left-arm paceman Usman Khan Shinwari had rocked the home side with the early wickets of George Munsey (0) and skipper Kyle Coetzer (1).
Usman, who was named man-of-the-match, took 2-5 in a fiery opening burst before Faheem Ashraf grabbed three wickets for just five runs in 2.5 overs to complete Scotland’s misery.
Pakistan won the first game by 48 runs.
PAKISTAN 166-6 in 20 overs (Shoaib Malik 49 not out, Fakhar Zaman 33, Ahmed Shehzad 24; M.A. Leask 3-31, C.B. Sole 2-38).
H.G. Munsey c Fakhar b Usman 0
K.J. Coetzer b Usman 1
R.D. Berrington c Asif b Faheem 20
C.S. MacLeod c and b Faheem 25
D.E. Budge run out 4
M.A. Leask c Shadab b Nawaz 9
M.H. Cross c Fakhar b Shadab 5
S.M. Sharif run out 10
M.R.J. Watt run out 1
C.B. Sole not out 4
A.C. Evans c Sarfraz b Faheem 0
EXTRAS (LB-1, W-2) 3
TOTAL (all out, 14.4 overs) 82
BOWLING: Usman Khan Shinwari 2-0-4-2; Mohammad Nawaz 4-0-35-1; Hasan Ali 2-0-18-0; Faheem Ashraf 2.4-0-5-3 (2w); Shadab Khan 4-0-19-1.
Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2018
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