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Afghanistan Crushes Uganda in T20 World Cup Match

 

Afghanistan Crushes Uganda: In a totally disproportionate T20 World Cup match, Afghanistan obliterated Uganda. They amassed an exemplary 183 runs for the deficiency of five wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran contributed 76 and 70 runs separately.

Uganda’s Misinformed Move at the Toss

The first Group C game took place in Providence, Rhode Island. Uganda won the toss and chose to bowl first. This choice backfired, as Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran went after the bowlers from the beginning, showing their risky expectations.

Powerplay Dominance by Afghan Openers

They dominated the powerplay stage, scoring 66 without losing any wickets in six overs. Their assault did not stop there since they went on to amass a record partnership of 154 runs off just 14.3 overs. Ibrahim Zadran scored the first seventy off forty-six balls, including sixes nine fours, before getting out.

Contributions from the Afghan Middle Order

Shortly after his dismissal, Rahmanullah Gurbaz lost his wicket, having made seventy-six runs, which had four sixes and as many fours among them. However, back down could not be maintained by batters in the middle order, with Najeebullah Zadran making two only while Azmatullah Omarzai contributed five. Then Gulbadin Naib added four, but Mohammad Nabi got out, having made fourteen.

Uganda’s Disastrous Chase

The chase never took off for Uganda, who were chasing a target of hundred eighty-four runs set by the Afghanistan national cricket team. Fazalhaq Farooqi bowled Ronak Patel early on within the first over, thereby putting them under pressure, which they failed to handle, resulting in fifty-eight being all they managed.

Stellar Bowling Performance

Fazalhaq Farooqi starred with the ball, conceding only nine runs and taking five wickets to help his side register an emphatic win over their African opponents. They named him man of the match for this exceptional showing. Ugandan batters had only Riazat Ali Shah (11) and Robinson Obuya (14) reaching double figures.

Summary: Afghanistan Crushes Uganda

Afghanistan’s T20 World Cup display proves their formidable strength in batting and bowling. Uganda’s decision to field first backfired, resulting in a comprehensive victory for Afghanistan. This match sets the tone for Afghani’s campaign throughout this tournament, indicating that they might go the way.

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