Afghanistan winning the toss and batting first posted a decent total of 190/4 with quick-fire knock from Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Najibullah Zadran. Scotland were bundled out for just 60 runs in the chase, courtesy Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s five-wicket haul and Rashid Khan’s four-wicket haul.
The Afghanistan duo’s brilliant performance with the ball in the game ensured Afghanistan win this game convincingly against the Scotland side. Scotland were totally clueless and bundled out against the Afghanistan spin attack without putting a fight. Afghanistan kept smashing all around the ground and showed good intent in the 1st innings to put a competitive total on board.
Numbers and Stats from Afghanistan vs Scotland match:
1 – Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the first bowler to take five-wicket haul in T20 World Cup.
Best bowling figure in T20 World Cup:
Ajantha Mendis – 6/8 vs Zim, 2012
Rangana Herath – 5/3 vs NZ, 2014
Umar Gul – 5/6 vs NZ, 2009
Ahsan Malik – 5/19 vs Net, 2014
Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 5/20 vs Sco, 2021
130 – Afghanistan defeated Scotland by 130 runs.
Largest margin of victory in T20 WC:
SL – 172 runs vs Ken, 2007
SA – 130 runs vs Sco, 2009
Afg – 130 runs vs Sco, 2021
6 – Rashid Khan picked his 6th four-wicket haul in T20Is.
Most four-wicket haul in T20Is:
Rashid Khan – 6
Shakib Al Hasan – 6
Umar Gul – 6
7 – Afghanistan has won all 7 T20I matches that they have played against Scotland.
Most one-sided head-to-head in T20Is:
Afg against Sco (7-0)
NZ against Zim (6-0)
SA against Ban (6-0)
60 – Scotland were all-out for 60 runs against Afghanistan.
Lowest total in T20 WC:
Netherlands – 39 vs Sri Lanka in 2014
Netherlands – 44 vs Sri Lanka in 2021
West Indies – 55 vs England in 2021
New Zealand – 60 vs Sri Lanka in 2014
Scotland – 60 vs Afghanistan in 2021
2 – Mujeeb Ur Rahman became only the second bowler to take a five-wicket haul against Scotland in T20Is after Nehemiah Ngoche Odhiambo.