Live Cricket Score – Afghanistan Vs Scotland, Match 17, Super 12, T20 WC 2021

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Live Cricket Score – Afghanistan Vs Scotland, Match 17, Super 12, T20 WC 2021Scotland won all their group games.


What a start Afghanistan have made to their tournament! A massive 130-run win – their biggest-ever win – and a drubbing for Scotland, who were clueless against Afghanistan's spinners. They were bowled out for 60 in 10.2 overs with as many as five batsmen with ducks. Mujeeb picked a five-wicket haul in his first game in a World Cup, Rashid returned 4-9. The highest score for a Scotland batsman was 25 from George Munsey, and the opening stand of 28 for the opening wicket was the highest. Once Coetzer fell, it was game over for Scotland with a flurry of wickets. It was as early as the fourth over when Scotland's downfall began and it never stopped. Mujeeb picked up four wickets in the powerplay.

After the batsmen powered Afghanistan to the highest total in the tournament, the bowlers starred and how! Afghanistan will be more than pleased with this spectacular performance. They look like a team the others are going to be wary of, and with a start like this… the murmurs in other camps are going to get louder. Can Scotland bounce back from this crushing defeat? Thank you for your company today and goodbye!

And another and Mujeeb has five! Stunning this from him in his maiden T20 WC game. He finishes with 5-20.

Rashid strikes in his first over with another googly.It's a night of them and Scotland are crumbling.

Here's a stat for you guys: Mujeeb is the first bowler to take four wickets inside the Powerplay in T20 WCs

And he has his fourth!It's his night and it's not even by chance. Afghanistan have trapped many a teams in their web of spin. Another one of those nights, then… 36/5. Scotland's batters have no idea which side the ball is going and being so quick in the air, he's tough to pick.

Mujeeb's three hurt Scotland! Two of those were off googlies that Scotland's batsmen were clueless against!Scotland are struggling for 30/4. Mujeeb was on a hat-trick but will still be happy with the start he has given his side.

OUT! Skipper Kyle Coetzer is knocked over by Mujeeb, who has a whole bag of tricks!It's the googly and it's done Coetzer in. Scotland have just 28 on the board. They need a big one from one of their top order batters are they to stand a chance to chase 191.

We're back for the chase in Sharjah. Can Scotland chase this down?

Najib falls on the last ball of the innings, but he's done the job to take Afghanistan to 190 – their highest total in T20 WCs. It's the highest score of the tournament so far.They will be thrilled with the total after having opted to bat. The openers gave them a good start, after which, Rahmatullah and Najib added 87 runs, capitalising on the laid down foundation to power through to 190. Afghanistan scored 63 runs in the last 5 overs with Najib getting to a fifty on the way. He finished with 59 off 34 as Scotland's bowlers paid the price for erring in their lengths. As many as 11 sixes were hit on the night – the highest again in the tournament so far.

FIFTY up for Najib!He's given Afghanistan the impetus they needed in the second-half. Superb knock from the middle order batter. He's reached there in just 30 balls.

OUT!Gurbaz mishits and it caught by Coetzer at extra cover. The 87-run stand has been ended.

Stat alert: Ten sixes in the Afghanistan innings – most by a team in T20 WC 2021

150 up for Afghanistan

Najibullah Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz keep Scotland at bay with a fifty-run stand.

100 up for Afghanistan

Bowled ‘im! It's the big wicket of Zazai as Watt knocks him over.Watt was looking for that yorker and nails it as the ball knocks over the wickets. Zazai departs for 44 off 30.

Afghanistan are 57/1 after the end of their PP. It's the highest powerplay score this season.

Shahzad falls as Sharif strikes!Scotland needed that wicket desperately. He looks to clear the field, but is caught in the deep. Shahzad toe-ends this slog off his pads for 22.

50 up for Afghanistan – it's the fastest 50 this season so far. They get there in 5.1 overs.

The CricViz Analyst @cricvizanalyst Four matches into the tournament, and Scotland have bowled their first over of Powerplay spin as Michael Leask comes into the attack. Scotland's PP economy so far is 5.4rpo – a matchup based call to attack Zazai, but it's exposed them to Shahzad. #T20WorldCup #AFGvSCO 02:08 PM&nbsp&#149 Oct 10, 2021

Here we go. Play time!

Some stats for you guys:

1. Since WT20 2016, Afghanistan have won 82.61% of their matches batting first – no other Full Member has a higher win % batting first.

2. AFG batting 1st since WT20 2016: 23 matches | 19 wins | 4 losses


Afghanistan (Playing XI): Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Shahzad(w), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Scotland (Playing XI): George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer(c), Matthew Cross(w), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal

TOSS: Afghanistan win toss, will bat first.Wicket is dry and good for batting, Nabi says.

We're back in Sharjah a day after Sri Lanka pulled off a superb win over Bangladesh. Hello and welcome to Game 17 of the T20 WC where Scotland are up against Afghanistan.

Afghanistan beat West Indies in the warm-up game and their players would be more than familiar with these conditions given the number of T20 leagues they play in.

Scotland, meanwhile, are high on confidence and riding on momentum after an unbeaten Group stage. They started with beating a strong Bangladesh unit, before beating Oman on their home ground. They then cruised past Papua New Guinea to power into the Super 12s.

Afghanistan are favourites, and even have a 6-0 win record over Scotland in T20Is, but these two sides haven't faced each other in the last five years. Can Scotland script history tonight? We'll find out. Join us for the toss, teams and much more in a bit.

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