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Afghanistan registered their highest powerplay score in T20 World Cup

Rashid Khan led Afghanistan cricket team who faced Uganda in their first match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 created a new record by scoring their highest powerplay score in the T20 World Cup.

Against Uganda, Afghanistan scored 66 runs without losing any wickets in the first powerplay(0-6 overs). This impressive 66 made them create a new high in their team’s record book.

Afghanistan registered their highest powerplay score

64/2 vs South Africa in 2016 was their previous best in the powerplay, and Afghanistan’s 66/0 vs Uganda today made them surpass their own record.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran were the batters to score this impressive knock. Afghans achieved this feat in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 when they were scheduled to face Uganda on June 4 in Guyana.

Ibrahim Zadran’s consecutive four boundaries in the 6th over helped Afghan to achieve this feat. With 18 runs off the 6th over, Afghans scored 66 runs in their first six overs.

Speaking on the match, Uganda won the toss and opted to bowl first while Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opened the inning for Afghanistan. The duo made an aggressive start and started to deal with boundaries from the very first over.

Uganda bowlers struggled to make a breakthrough while the Afghan openers enjoyed their time with bat. The aggression even pushed them to cross the 100-run mark in 10 overs without losing a wicket.

This is not the first time for Afghans to score a mouthwatering knock in the powerplay. Afghanistan maintains a record of scoring 83 without losing a wicket in the powerplay in an Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka in 2022.

Notably, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai were the opening batters in the match played against Sri Lanka.

Top 5 Highest Powerplay Score for Afghanistan

  • 83 – v Sri Lanka at Dubai (DICS), 27 Aug 2022(Asia Cup)
  • 72 – v Sri Lanka at Dambulla, 21 Feb 2024(Bilateral Series)
  • 68 – v Scotland at Sharjah, 16 Nov 2013(World T20 Qualifier)
  • 66 – v Uganda at Providence, 3 Jun 2024(T20 World Cup 2024)
  • 66 – v Zimbabwe at Abu Dhabi, 17 Mar 2021(Bilateral Series)
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