Scotland vs Afghanistan, 2019: 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

Scotland vs Afghanistan, 2019: 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a high scoring game between Scotland and Afghanistan.

Scotland players
Scotland players. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan clinched the 2-match ODI series against Scotland as they defeated the hosts by two runs through DLS method in the 2nd game after the first match got abandoned. Calum MacLeod’s 88-ball ton and skipper Kyle Coetzer’s 79 helped Scotland to finish on 325/7. Rahmat Shah’s hundred anchored the chase for the visitors while fifties from Mohammad Shahzad (59) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (59*) kept the Afghans in the hunt. With the rain threat around the Afghans kept themselves ahead of the par score to clinch the game.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a high scoring game between Scotland and Afghanistan:

A first for Afghanistan:

1 – This is the first instance when Afghanistan won an ODI despite conceding 300+ while bowling first. The previous highest total conceded by Afghans while bowling first to win a game was 273/5 against UAE in 2014.

325/7 – Scotland’s total of 325/7 in this game is the 4th highest ODI total by an Associate nation against a full-member nation. Scotland’s 371/5 during the last year ODI against England is the highest in this list. Ireland posted 331/8 against Zimbabwe and 329/7 against England in the World Cup 2011 and 2015 respectively.

A record hundred from MacLeod:

56 – Innings taken by Calum MacLeod to score his 8th century in ODI cricket. MacLeod is now the 4th quickest to score eight centuries in ODI cricket as only Hashim Amla (43), Babar Azam (44) and Quinton de Kock (52) scored their 8th ODI ton in fewer than 56 innings.

88 – The 88-ball century by Calum MacLeod is now the joint 2nd fastest century by a Scotland player in ODI cricket. MacLeod himself scored a 70-ball ton during the last year’s ODI victory over England at home. Kyle Coetzer also struck a hundred in 88 balls in 2017 against Zimbabwe also in an ODI played in Edinburgh.

A first without Nabi for Afghanistan:

1 – This game against Scotland is the first ever ODI for Afghanistan without Mohammad Nabi in the playing XI. Nabi featured in all 111 ODI matches played by Afghanistan before this series.

Stats: Mohammad Nabi misses an ODI played by Afghanistan for the first time

Top order shines for the hosts:

1 – Scotland had 70+ partnerships for each of their first three wickets in this game. This is the 20th instance when top three wickets shared 70+ stands in an ODI inning and the first one for Scotland.

Only three out of those 20 such instances have resulted in defeats. Zimbabwe in the 2001 Hobart ODI against Australia and the Aussies during the famous 2006 Johannesburg ODI against South Africa ended up on the losing side despite their top three adding 70 and more runs.

An expensive start for Naib as captain:

72 – Runs Gulbadin Naib conceded in the ten overs in this game; the 2nd most by an Afghanistan captain in an ODI. Mohammad Nabi was taken for 84 runs by Australia during the 2015 World Cup game in Perth.

Rahmat moves close to Shahzad:

4 – Number of centuries Rahmat Shah has hit in ODI cricket; the 2nd most by any player for Afghanistan. Only Mohammad Shahzad (5) has scored more tons in this format. No other player has scored more than two ODI centuries for the Afghans.

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