Monday 16 August 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Hamid Hassan

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Hamid Hassan
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Hamid Hassan
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Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he took 11 wickets to bowl his side to a crucial Intercontinental Cup win over Scotland.

Batting first, Afghanistan racked up 435 before Hassan took six for 40 in Scotland's first innings of 139 to keep Afghanistan in complete control of the match.

Batting again, Afghanistan then declared on 249 for five to set Scotland an unlikely 546 to win but the Scots almost held out for the draw.

However, they were thwarted by Hassan's five for 114 as they were dismissed for 316 to go down by 229 runs.

Hassan's efforts helped Afghanistan move to the top of the table and keep themselves firmly in the running to make the final of the competition, which will be held in Dubai in November.

Other contenders for the weekly award included New Zealand's Ross Taylor, Scott Styris and Kyle Mills, Sri Lanka's Upul Tharanga and Lasith Malinga and England's Graeme Swann.

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