Scotland suffered a second defeat in three days to Afghanistan in the ICC World Cricket League Championship.
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Friday's match in Sharjah was closer than Wednesday's seven-wicket rout but the result was the same. Kyle Coetzer's brilliant century led Scotland to 259 for nine but Afghanistan eased home by five wickets.
Coetzer batted for 46.3 overs before being run out for 133 from 136 balls, the mainstay of Scotland's total.
He received strong support from Josh Davey, who contributed 64 to a second-wicket stand of 134, though curiously no other batsmen surpassed the extras total of 14.
Samiullah Shenwari took three for 42 while there were two wickets apiece for Dawlat Zadran, who also ran out Coetzer, and Mohammad Nabi.
Afghanistan, in contrast to their opponents, had contributions throughout their batting order as they chased down the target with eight balls to spare.
Openers Mohammad Shahzad (48) and Nawroz Mangal (30) put on 63, Asghar Stanikzai (28) and Rahmat Shah (35) added 53 for the third wicket, captain Nabi scored 51 and Shenwari (30 not out) and Gulbodin Naib (21no) finished the job with an unbroken stand of 29.
The result leaves Scotland in second place in the table behind Ireland, but Afghanistan have moved level with them on 11 points and both Netherlands and United Arab Emirates are only one point behind with two games in hand.
The top two teams qualify automatically for the 2015 World Cup, with the rest going into a qualifying tournament next year.
Scotland's final four games come with double headers against Kenya and Ireland later this year.