Both went on to lose their first two matches in the group stage, Afghanistan succumbing to a heavy defeat against Bangladesh before stretching Sri Lanka in their second game and Scotland taking seven wickets against New Zealand in defence of a small total before losing heavily against England.
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The World Cup continued to throw up thrilling results between the Associate sides as on Thursday Afghanistan beat Scotland by a single wicket at the University Oval in Dunedin.
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen believes that his side has the psychological advantage heading into their World Cup Pool A clash with Afghanistan in Dunedin on Thursday.
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen was disappointed by the margin of defeat against England in Christchurch on Monday, but hoped they'd be able to take some valuable lessons into the match against Afghanistan.
England overcame Scotland with relative ease in Christchurch on Monday, with a century from Moeen Ali ensuring a 300-plus score, and then the bowlers doing the job to see the tartan-clad side all out for 184, a win of 119 runs.