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T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan begins with a strong victory over Uganda

T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan begins with a strong victory over Uganda

In the 5th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Afghanistan delivered an impressive performance, defeating Uganda by a massive margin of 125 runs, showcasing their formidable cricketing skills. This commanding victory sets a promising tone for Afghanistan’s campaign in the tournament.

Opting to bat first, Afghanistan amassed a substantial total of 183 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. The innings was bolstered by an exceptional partnership between Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran. Gurbaz played a sensational knock, scoring 76 runs, while Zadran contributed a valuable 70 runs. Their partnership of 154 runs laid a solid foundation and exerted significant pressure on Uganda from the outset.

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In response, the Ugandan batting lineup struggled against the relentless Afghan bowling attack, managing to score only 58 runs. The top scorer for Uganda was Robinson, who made 14 runs, followed by Riazat Ali Shah with 11 runs. Nine Ugandan batsmen failed to reach double figures, underscoring the dominance of the Afghan bowlers.

Fazalhaq Farooqi was the standout performer with the ball, delivering a career-best performance. Farooqi’s exceptional bowling saw him take 5 wickets for just 9 runs in his 4-over spell. His remarkable accuracy and ability to exploit the conditions left the Ugandan batsmen in disarray. Additionally, Farooqi showcased his fielding skills by taking 5 catches, further contributing to Uganda’s downfall. This comprehensive victory not only highlights Afghanistan’s strength but also their potential as strong contenders in the T20 World Cup 2024.