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Afghanistan second biggest win in T20 World Cup: Defeated Uganda by 125 runs

Published - 4-JUN-2024 5:19 IST | Updated - 4-JUN-2024 5:19 IST

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Afghanistan second biggest win in T20 World Cup: Defeated Uganda by 125 runs

Afghanistan defeated Uganda by 125 runs in the ICC T20 World Cup. This is Afghanistan's second biggest win in terms of runs in the T20 World Cup. Earlier, the team defeated Scotland by 130 runs in the 2021 World Cup. Fazalhaq Farooqui took 5 wickets for Afghanistan. This is the fourth best bowling figure of the tournament. He was adjudged the Player of the Match.

Uganda won the toss and decided to bowl first at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Batting first, Afghanistan scored 183 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs and gave a target of 184 runs. In response, Uganda was all out for 58 runs in 16 overs. Which is the fourth lowest team total in the T20 World Cup.

Afghanistan innings: 154-run partnership between Gurbaz-Zadran

Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz played half-century innings for Afghanistan. There was a partnership of 154 runs for the first wicket between the two. On the basis of the strong performance of these two batsmen, Afghanistan scored 183 runs for five wickets in 20 overs, there was a partnership of 154 runs for the first wicket between Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Uganda innings: Farooqi took 5 wickets

Apart from Riazat Ali Shah and Robinson Obuya, no other batsman of Uganda could reach the double-digit mark. Robinson scored the highest 14 runs for Uganda. Fazalhaq Farooqi took 5 wickets for Afghanistan. He was selected Player of the Match. Apart from Farooqi, Naveen Ul Haq and captain Rashid Khan took two wickets each.

Playing XI of both teams

Afghanistan: Rashid Khan (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqui.

Uganda: Brian Masaba (captain), Simon Sesaji (wicketkeeper), Roger Mukasa, Ronak Patel, Riazat Ali Shah, Dinesh Nakrani, Alpesh Ramzani, Robinson Obuya, Bilal Hassan, Cosmas Kyavuta and Henry Senyondo.

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