5 Dec 2010

Afganistan wins ICC Intercontinental Cup

5:39 am on 5 December 2010

Afganistan have won the ICC Intercontinental Cup cricket tournament in Dubai by defeating holders Scotland in the final.

The Scots were bowled out for 82 on the third day of the match and Afghanistan comfortably reached their target of 124 with seven wickets to spare.

Scotland had gone into the second innings with a 41-run advantage but only two players scored more than 10 runs and three were out for ducks to leave Afghanistan to ease to victory in the 27th over.

The result meant that the Scots had failed to emulate their success in the inaugural 2004 tournament.