Fazalhaq Farooqi

Afghanistan’s opening partnership of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran set the stage for a convincing victory against Uganda in the T20 World Cup.

Gurbaz and Zadran amassed a mammoth 154-run stand before falling, laying the foundation for a commanding total of 183 for 5. Uganda’s chase proved feeble as Fazalhaq Farooqi ripped through their batting order, taking an impressive five wickets for just nine runs. Uganda were ultimately skittled for a meager 58 runs, falling to a crushing defeat by 125 runs.

Gurbaz struck a well-compiled 76 runs, while Zadran contributed a vital 70. Their dominant opening partnership put Uganda under immense pressure from the outset. The rest of the Afghan batting lineup capitalized on the strong start, adding valuable runs to ensure a daunting target for their opponents.

Uganda’s hopes for an unlikely comeback were dashed by Farooqi’s exceptional bowling display. His penetrative pace and accurate deliveries proved too much for the Ugandan batsmen, who were dismissed in quick succession. The remaining Afghan bowlers efficiently wrapped up the innings, securing a comprehensive victory.

This win puts Afghanistan in a strong position in the tournament, showcasing their potential as title contenders. Their batting prowess and bowling firepower were on full display, leaving a strong message for their upcoming opponents.