Mujeeb ur Rahman records five-wicket haul on World Cup debut

T20 World Cup 2021: Mujeeb accounted for the wickets of George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington and Mark Watt.

Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman appeals successfully the dismissal of Scotland's Richie Berrington.   -  AP

Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman recorded a five-wicket haul on his T20 World Cup debut in a Super 12 game against Scotland in Sharjah on Monday.

Defending a target of 191, Mujeeb opened the bowling and finsihed with figures of 4-0-20-5, his best figures in T20I cricket. He scalped three wickets in a single over, which derailed Scotland in the chase and was bowled out for 60.

AFG vs SCO - AS IT HAPPENED

Afghanistan won the match by 130 runs, a record margin for the country in the format.

The 20-year-old accounted for the wickets of George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington and Mark Watt.

This was the eighth instance of a bowler claiming five wickets in a World Cup innings and the fifth best bowling figures.

 

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