Connect with us
Express news
  • Lionel Messi wins historic 7th Ballon d'Or as Lewandowski finishes second. Manchester United salvage a point from high flying Chelsea. Barcelona beat Villareal 3:1 in a classic. AC Milan loses as Napoli take the opportunity to claim the first spot in the table. Haaland scores again on his return after being on the pitch just for a few minutes. Manchester City overcomes West Ham 2:1 in heavy snowfall. Ralf Ragnick was appointed as the new United interim manager. Burnley vs Tottenham got abandoned after heavy snowfall.


Afghan Spin Twins Crush Scotland in T20 World Cup!

Cricket

Afghan Spin Twins Crush Scotland in T20 World Cup!

cricket.com.au

Afghan Spin Twins Crush Scotland in T20 World Cup!

Mujeeb takes 5 and Rashid takes 4 as Afghanistan cruise to a 130 run victory in Sharjah. The Afghans also impress with the bat, as Najibullah smashes a half-century!

Afghanistan 190 for 4 (Najibullah 59, Gurbaz 46, Sharif 2-33) beat Scotland 60 (Munsey 25, Mujeeb 5-20, Rashid 4-9) by 130 runs

Chasing down a target of 191 was never going to be easy for Scotland, but no one expected them to collapse so spectacularly. Mujeeb Ur Rahman destroyed their top order with a three-wicket over and went on to complete his maiden five-for in T20Is, finishing with incredible figures of 4-0-20-5.

whatsnew2day.com

The batters further down the order then stood no chance against Rashid Khan’s fantastic variety of leg-breaks, googlies, and top-spinners. The Afghanistan superstar picked up 4 for 9 in 2.2 overs, as Scotland were skittled out for just 60! The margin of victory, 130 runs, was the biggest for Afghanistan ever in T20 internationals!

Earlier, Afghanistan skipper, Mohammad Nabi decided to bat first. It was an interesting call, because so far captains that have won the toss have generally opted to field first in this tournament.

However, Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad provided Afghanistan with a blistering start. The fifty came up in just 5.1 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Najibullah Zadran then added 87 in 8.4 overs for the third wicket. The partnership lifted the side to a total that proved to be far too much for Scotland against the mystery of Rashid and Mujeeb.

skysports.com

Scotland’s game against Namibia tomorrow now looks like a crunch tie for Kyle Coetzer’s men in the Super 12s. Afghanistan play Pakistan on Friday in what should be an epic showdown. After this performance with both bat and ball, Nabi’s side must believe that they have a real chance of upsetting the form book against their regional rivals.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See

More in Cricket