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World Cup T20: Scotland spun by Mujeeb’s magic as Afghanistan crushes Kyle Coetzer’s team

Scotland spun by Mujeeb’s magic as Afghanistan crushes Kyle Coetzer’s team by 130 runs in their first Super 12 outing at the T20 World Cup

  • Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman propelled them to a victory over Scotland
  • He ran a fabulous five-course course for the loss of just 20 runs from his four overs
  • Also spinner Rashid Khan also impressed when Scotland was crushed in Sharjah
  • Defeat has brought Scotland down in the T20 World Cup


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Scotland returned to earth in the T20 World Cup after succumbing to the spin of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who propelled Afghanistan to a landslide 130-race victory in Sharjah on Monday.

Kyle Coetzer’s team had caused a stir by reaching the Super 12, beating sixth-ranked Bangladesh on the way.

But the Scots were overtaken by Afghanistan in their first international match since the Taliban regained control of the country.

Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (right) helped his team achieve a great victory against Scotland.

Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (right) helped his team achieve a great victory against Scotland.

The 20-year-old shows off the match ball after a fabulous five-court drive in Sharjah on Monday.

The 20-year-old shows off the match ball after a fabulous five-court drive in Sharjah on Monday.

The 20-year-old shows off the match ball after a fabulous five-court drive in Sharjah on Monday.

Najibullah Zadran’s 59 of 34 balls lifted Afghanistan to a tournament high of 190 for four, then Mujeeb took center stage with three first-rate wickets in one over.

Scotland fell from 28-0 to 38-6 when the masterful Mujeeb finished with the best international figures of his career: five of 20.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a commanding 46 of 37, including four highs, while Mujeeb’s teammate Rashid Khan took four wickets for nine runs in his 2.2 overs.

Fellow spinner Rashid Khan also impressed when Scotland was beaten by a whopping 130 runs.

Fellow spinner Rashid Khan also impressed when Scotland was beaten by a whopping 130 runs.

Fellow spinner Rashid Khan also impressed when Scotland was beaten by a whopping 130 runs.

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