Afghanistan produced a dominating show of power-hitting prior to Mujeeb Ur Rahman ripped aside the rival batting line-up together with his five-wicket haul because the strife-torn Asian country routed Scotland via 130 runs in a Tremendous 12 fit of the T20 Global 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 Staff 2. Scotland piled up 27 runs within the first 3 overs prior to Mujeeb scalped Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer and Calum MacLeod off successive balls.
Mujeeb did not 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 endured to tumble for Scotland as Matthew Pass and George Munsey (25) departed within the subsequent two overs.
The craze endured as Michael Leask, Chris Greaves and Mark Watt too didn’t counter the guile of Rashid Khan (4/9) and Mujeeb. After Mujeeb, it used to be Rashid’s flip to motive destruction as he polished off Scotland the tail handy Afghanistan a large win.
Scotland’s battle towards spin may also be gauged from the truth that 5 in their batters didn’t open their accounts. Previous, Najibullah Zadran struck a blistering 59 off 34 balls, hitting 5 fours and 3 sixes, whilst Hazratullah Zazai (44) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (46) additionally produced forged knocks to assist Afghanistan rating their best-ever general in T20 Global Cup.
Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad (22) were given Afghanistan off to a flier, sewing 54 runs off simply 35 balls prior to the latter holed out on the 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 used to be lower brief via Mark Watt as he inside-edged a supply onto his stumps within the tenth over with Afghanistan achieving 82 for 2.
Thereafter, Gurbaz and Zadran maintained the scoring charge as Afghanistan stored up the force on Scotland bowlers. Whilst Gurbaz performed continuously from one finish, Zadran used to be 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 helicopter shot to hit a most. Gurbaz, from there on, took his recreation to the following degree and clobbered Brad Wheal for 2 sixes over long-on to amass 16 runs from the seventeenth over.
Zadran used to be to not be left at the back of as he hit Watt instantly 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 passed a very easy catch to Kyle Coetzer off Davey.
With wickets in hand, Afghanistan amassed 63 runs within the ultimate 5 overs.