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T20 World Cup: Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s fifer guides Afghanistan to 130-run win

Mujeeb ur Rahman starred in Afghanistan’s 130-run win over Scotland in their opening clash of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Sharjah.

Chasing the target of 191 runs, Scotland were bundled out for 60 runs in 10.2 overs where Mujeeb took five wickets.

Lowest totals in T20 WC

39 Net v SL Chittagong 2014
44 Net v SL Sharjah 2021
55 WI v Eng Dubai 2021
60 NZ v SL Chittagong 2014
60 Sco vs Afg Sharjah 2021

Biggest wins in T20 WCs (by runs)

172 SL vs Ken Joburg 2007
130 SA vs Sco The Oval 2009
130 Afg vs Sco Sharjah 2021
116 Eng vs Afg Cololmbo 2012

Scotland’s batting slide continued as Rashid Khan trapped Michael Leask lbw in his first over. In the next over, Mujeeb picked his first five-wicket haul in T20Is as Mark Watt was bowled through the gate. Khan took the last three wickets to’end Scotland’s misery.

This was also Afghanistan’s biggest win in T20Is while defending the total.

Biggest wins for AFG in T20Is (by runs)

130 vs Sco Sharjah 2021
106 vs Ken Sharjah 2013
84 vs Ire Dehradun 2019

Brief scores: Afghanistan 190/4 in 20 overs (Najibullah Zadran 59, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 46, Safyaan Sharif 2/33, Mark Watt 1/23) beat Scotland 60 all out in 10.2 (George Munsey 25, Chris Greaves 12, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 5/20, Rashid Khan 4/9) by 130 runs.

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