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T20 World Cup 2021: Mujeeb Ur Rahman of Afghanistan picks 5 wickets in the space of 16 balls against Scotland. Look


T20 WC: Mujeeb Ur Rahman from Afghanistan tipped Scotland by five wickets in the span of 16 deliveries.© AFP

Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman rocked Scotland with a sensational spell when he took five wickets in the span of 16 deliveries to make a resounding 130-run victory for his team in a Super 12 match of the 2021 T20 World Cup Monday in Sharjah. With a target of 191 to win, Scotland started well and were 28/0 after 3.1 overs when Mujeeb gave his team the much-needed breakthrough in his second over by dismissing opposition captain Kyle Coetzer. Mujeeb’s fraudulent delivery was missed by Coetzer before tipping the wickets. In the very next installment, Mujeeb Calum MacLeod got stuck in front for a first-ball duck.

While the Afghan spinner did not get a hat-trick, he got his third wicket in the same over when he removed Richie Berrington for a duck in another lbw call.

Watch the video of Mujeeb’s sensational second here:

In his next over, Mujeeb removed George Munsey for 25 to put the Afghans in the driver’s seat.

The 20-year-old completed his five-wicket haul in the penultimate installment of his game when he bowled Mark Watt to make Scotland bald on 45/7.

The Scots could not recover from Mujeeb’s fiery enchantment and fell back to a 130-run defeat in the first game of their Super 12 campaign. Mujeeb finished with figures of 5/20 from his four overs.

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Earlier in the day, Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bat first. Nabjibullah Zadran scored 59 while Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz batted with 44 and 46 respectively to help their team achieve a commanding total of 190/4.

In Scotland’s chase, Rashid Khan also played a key role for Afghanistan by taking four wickets while conceding nine runs in 2.2 overs.

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