T20 WC: Afghanistan bags 130-run victory over Scotland, spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman scripts new record after 5-wicket haul

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Dubai: Afghanistan sounded an early warning to the other teams in Group 2 with their record 130-run victory over Scotland in Match 17 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in Sharjah on Monday.

Spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan shared 9 wickets between them as Scotland were bundled out for just 60 in 10.2 overs after Afghanistan posted 190 on the board.

Mujeeb became the first bowler to pick a five-wicket haul on T20 World Cup debut and finished with the fifth best figures of 5 for 20 from his four overs. The 20-year-old also became the second youngest in the tournament’s history to bag a five-for.

The mystery spinner missed out on a hat-trick in the fourth over but managed to end the contest in the powerplay for Afghanistan. His spin-bowling partner Rashid Khan bagged four for 9 while Naveen-ul-Haq was the only fast bowler in the wickets column with 1 for 12.

Afghanistan’s win meanwhile, is their biggest in terms of runs in a T20 international and overall the joint-second biggest in T20 World Cup history. They top the table now in Group 2 thanks to their net run rate.

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