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T20 WC: Clinical Afghanistan rout Scotland by 130 runs

Afghanistan produced a dominating show of power-hitting earlier than Mujeeb Ur Rahman ripped aside the rival batting line-up along with his five-wicket haul because the strife-torn Asian nation routed Scotland by 130 runs in a Tremendous 12 match of the T20 World Cup, right here on Monday.

Afghanistan first posted a difficult 190 for 4 after opting to bat after which bundled out Scotland for simply 60 runs in 10.2 overs to tug off an enormous win in Group 2.

Scotland piled up 27 runs within the first three overs earlier than Mujeeb scalped Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLoed off successive balls.

Mujeeb didn’t get his hat-trick however two balls later he trapped Richie Berrington to scale back Scotland to twenty-eight for 3 after 4 overs.

Wickets continued to tumble for Scotland as Matthew Cross and George Munsey (25) departed within the subsequent two overs.

The pattern continued as Michael Leask, Chris Greaves and Mark Watt too didn’t counter the guile of Rashid Khan (4/9) and Mujeeb.

After Mujeeb, it was Rashid’s flip to trigger destruction as he polished off Scotland the tail at hand Afghanistan a giant win.

Scotland’s battle in opposition to spin could be gauged from the truth that 5 of their batters didn’t open their accounts

Earlier, Nazibullah Zadran struck a blistering 59 off 34 balls, hitting 5 fours and three sixes, whereas Hazratullah Zazai (44) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (46) additionally produced strong knocks to assist Afghanistan rating their best-ever complete in T20 World Cup.

Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad (22) acquired Afghanistan off to a flier, stitching 54 runs off simply 35 balls earlier than the latter holed out at deep midwicket boundary.

Zazai performed aggressively from the onset, hitting the dangerous balls to the fence and over it with consummate ease however his 30-ball knock was minimize brief by Mark Watt as he inside edged a supply on to his stumps within the tenth over with Afghanistan reaching 82 for 2.

Thereafter, Gurbaz and Zadran maintained the scoring fee as Afghanistan stored up the strain on Scotland bowlers.

Whereas Gurbaz performed steadily from one finish, Zadran was attacking from the onset as Afghanistan reached 127 for 2 after 15 overs.

In between, Gurbaz additionally confirmed his attacking prowess as he clobbered Josh Davey over the mid-wicket boundary with a helicopeter shot to hit a most.

Gurbaz, from there on, took his recreation to the following degree and clobbered Brad Wheal for 2 sixes over lengthy on to build up 16 runs from the seventeenth over.

Zadran was to not be left behind as he hit Watt straight down the bottom for a boundary after which adopted it up with a six over long-off within the subsequent over.

However Gurbaz fell 4 runs wanting his fifty when he handed a straightforward catch to Kyle Coetzer off Davey.

With wickets in hand, Afghanistan gathered 63 runs within the final 5 overs.

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