Pakistan stutters to opening win

Pakistan opened its tour of England with a stuttering five-wicket win over Scotland in Edinburgh on Tuesday.

Batting first Scotland scored 203-8 in its 50 overs with Zimbabwe born Ryan Watson scoring 80 off 85 balls batting at No.3.

Along with Neil McCallum, the 28-year-old who was making his ODI debut for Scotland, he added 118 runs for the fifth wicket before he was caught and bowled by Shahid Afridi.

McCallum was stumped from Shoaib Malik's bowling for 68, scored from 129 balls.

Malik was the pick of the visiting bowlers taking 3-33 from his 10 overs.

Umar Gul bowled seven over to take 2-19.

Halfway through their innings the Pakistanis were struggling at 94-5 after Queenslander Paul Hoffmann got among the top-order to pick up Shoaib Malik for 22, Salman Butt for one and Younis Khan 25.

Inzamam-ul-Haq fell for 7 and Shahid Afridi for 11.

It was left to Mohammad Yousuf and Abdul Razzaq to breeze home in the 43rd over for the win.

Yousuf scored 83 not out from 113 balls while Razzaq was 49 not out from 48 balls.

Hoffman finished with 3-22 from his 10 overs.

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