The T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 match was played between Afghanistan and Scotland on 25 October in Sharjah. While Afghanistan beat Scotland by 130 runs.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and elected to bat first. In the first innings Hazaratullah Zazai 44 runs, Rahamanullah Gurbaz 46 and Najibullah Zardan 59 help Afghanistan to post a score of 190 runs.
And in the second innings, Mujeeb Ur Rehman 5/20 and Rashid Khan 4/9 bundled out Scotland for just 60 in 10.2 overs. Scotland loses their 5 wickets in the powerplay. And strong bowling attack from Afghan bowlers registers a commanding 130 run victory in Sharjah.
T20 World Cup: Mujeeb Ur Rehman gets Man of the Match, said:
“Very happy that we won our first match. This is my first World Cup game and I won Man of the Match. The fans bring in a lot of energy and that’s why we played positive cricket tonight.”
This is the biggest win for Afghanistan in T20 International by runs. Nine batters dismissed bowled or LBW in the Scotland innings most ever in T20Is.
Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi said:
‘It’s important to win at the start of the tournament. Both the openers started well, we finished the power play on a good note. The running between the wickets was good and Najib played well to help post that total. We have some good spinners in the form of Rashid and Mujeeb, they play everywhere in the world. We have a very good combination. Mujeeb is playing his first T20 World Cup match and he gets the player of the match award, that’s good to see.”
Afghanistan will face Pakistan on 29th October in Dubai.