Afghanistan defeated Scotland by a massive 130-run margin in a Super 12s match of the ICC T20 World Cup on Monday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
First, Afghan batters annihilated Scotland’s bowling attack, amassing a massive 190-run total. The Scottish team had no answer for Afghanistan’s spin attack, which bundled them on only 60 runs in the second inning.
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As the emerging Asian team cruised to victory, we take a look back at the four biggest wins in terms of runs in the ICC T20 World Cups thus far.
172, Sri Lanka v Kenya, 2007
Sanath Jayasuriya smashed 88 off 44 balls as Sri Lanka posted a mammoth 260 for six in Johannesburg after being invited to bat first.
Mahela Jayawardene, the captain, also contributed with a 27-ball 65.
Kenya was never in the chase, falling to 88 for nine in 19.3 overs with Thomas Odoyo injured.
Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, and off-spinner Tillakaratne Dilshan all took two wickets.
130, South Africa v Scotland, 2009
AB de Villiers hit an unbeaten 79 to lead South Africa to 211 for five in a group match at the Oval.
With their opening stand of 87, skipper Graeme Smith (38) and Jacques Kallis (48) laid a solid foundation.
The bowlers, led by speedster Dale Steyn, then combined to dismiss Scotland for 81 runs in 15.4 overs.
130, Afghanistan v Scotland, 2021
Hazratullah Zazai (44) and Najibullah Zadran (59) combined for six sixes to pummelled the Scotland attack and lead the team to 190 for four in 20 overs.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (5-20) and Rashid Khan (4-9) shared nine wickets between them to bowl the Scots out for 60 in 10.2 overs, giving the minnows a bruising start in the Super 12 stage.
116, England v Afghanistan, 2012
England reached 196 for five thanks to Luke Wright’s unbeaten 99 as they thrashed the Afghan bowlers.
Izatullah Dawlatzai took two wickets but allowed 56 runs in three overs.
Stuart Broad’s 2-10 figures helped England skittle out Afghanistan for 80 in 17.2 overs.
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