Afghanistan thrash Scotland by 130 runs

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Afghanistan produced a dominating display of power-hitting before Mujeeb Ur Rahman ripped apart Scotland’s batting line-up.

Scotland were thrashed by 130 runs by Afghanistan in their first Super 12 match at the Men’s T20 World Cup.

Hazratullah Zazai gave an excellent start to Afghanistan after Mohammed Nabi had opted to bat first. He and Ahmed Shahzad added 54 runs for the first wicket. Zazai couldn’t complete his half-century, falling short by six runs (Photo by AFP)

In their first appearance at this stage of the tournament, Scotland disintegrated as they were bowled out for 60 in 10.2 overs, chasing 191 in Sharjah.

Najibullah Zdran starred with the bat as he guided Afghanistan to their best-ever T20I total, His knock of 59(34) was laced with five fours and three sixes.(Photo Credit AFP)

Mujeeb Ur Rahman bamboozled the Scotland batters, taking 5-20, including three in the fourth over to effectively end hope of a successful chase.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman bagged a fifer as Afghanistan humbled Scotland by 130 Runs(AFP)

Rashid Khan claimed 4-9 as Afghanistan’s electrifying spin attack ran riot.

The Scotland bowlers were earlier powerless to stop Afghanistan racking up 190-4, the highest score of this World Cup.

Rashid Khan played second fiddle to mujeeb in the bowling attack, claiming four wickets(AFP)


Afghanistan hit 11 sixes, including some huge hits out of the ground, with Najibullah Zadran smashing 59 from 34 balls, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 46 from 37 and Hazratullah Zazai 44 from 30.