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Cricket | Pakistan tour of the UK, Ireland 2018

Faheem Ashraf © Gallo Images

Pakistan thump Scotland to end tour on a high



Shoaib Malik blasted a quick-fire 49 as Pakistan powered to an 84-run rout of Scotland in the second Twenty20 international in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

Full Scorecard: Scotland v Pakistan

Malik's unbeaten innings took just 22 balls and containing five sixes and one four, setting the stage for Pakistan to seal a 2-0 series win.

Fakhar Zaman (33) and Ahmed Shehzad (24) rattled up a 60-run partnership for the first wicket in Edinburgh before Scotland hit back to reduce the tourists to 98 for five.

Following on from Sunday's historic win over England – the world's top-ranked one-day international side – Scotland were hoping to claim another big scalp against the number-one ranked T20 nation.

Michael Leask's three wickets gave Scotland hope, but Shoaib's brutal hitting kept Pakistan in charge as his side reached 166 for six after their 20 overs.

Scotland had scored 156 in a losing effort in the first T20 clash with Pakistan on Tuesday, but this time they were unable to muster a decent response.

George Munsey was caught for a duck after just two balls and Pakistan made short work of the rest as the Scots finished 82 all out in 14.4 overs.

Faheem Ashraf took three wickets and Usman Khan claimed two in a commanding display from the Pakistan bowling attack.


SCOTLAND: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (capt), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Dylan Budge, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (wk), Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Chris Sole

PAKISTAN: Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan



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