HIGHLY-rated Prestwick bowler Mitchell Rao has made an impact on his Scotland debut.

Scotland are currently playing Ireland in an Intercontinental Cup game in the UAE.

They are in a good position, restricting their near neighbous to 166-8, Rao took the wicket of Boyd Rankin for just two.

Proud Prestswick skipper Shazad Rafif said on his Facebook pageL "Absolutely delighted for Mitchell Rao who has achieved his first cap for Scotland so very proud of you!!! Your parents, Prestwick Cricket Club and team mates will take great satisfaction and pride in your achievement. All the sacrifices and hard work pay off. Hope it goes well and you smash it buddy. One ball at a time."