Mujeeb’s 5-20 helps Afghanistan crush Scotland by 130 runs in T20 World Cup


Scotland batsman Kyle Coetzer missed a supply that got here in towards Afghanistan throughout their T20 World Cup 2021 Group 2 match at Sharjah on Monday.

SHARJAH: Spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman took 5 wickets in Afghanistan’s report 130-run rout of Scotland of their opening Tremendous 12s match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday. Chasing a frightening 191 for victory, Scotland have been bowled out for 60 in 10.2 overs with 5 batters dismissed for geese in Sharjah. Mujeeb returned his greatest T20 figures of 5-20 and fellow spinner Rashid Khan claimed 4 wickets at hand Afghanistan their largest victory margin within the recreation’s shortest format. Najibullah Zadran arrange the win together with his 34-ball 59 to information Afghanistan to their greatest whole of 190-Four within the match after they elected to bat first. Mujeeb remained the hero together with his three wickets in a single over, together with two in successive deliveries, to decimate Scotland’s prime and center order. Scotland, who made the Tremendous 12s of this occasion for the primary time after they received all three matches within the qualifiers, might by no means recuperate after Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington and Matthew Cross fell with out scoring, and the group crashed to their lowest T20 whole.

Earlier, Najibullah and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (46) put collectively an attacking 87-run partnership for the third wicket, tearing into the Scotland bowling with seven sixes between them. Najibullah fell on the ultimate ball of the innings whereas trying his fourth six in a 34-ball blitz that took Afghanistan previous their earlier tournament-high of 186 in 2016.HazratullahZazai placed on a fast hearth opening stand of 54 with Mohammad Shahzad, who made 22.Zazai smashed 44 off 30 balls however Mark Watt denied the batsman a fifty after bowling him with a toe-crushing yorker. Safyaan Sharif took two wickets in an innings that witnessed 11 sixes in whole.The win places Afghanistan on the prime of the Group 2 desk above Pakistan, who thrashed rivals India by 10 wickets on Sunday.