5 wickets for 9 runs… The bowler creates chaos in the 5th match, creates history

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Fazalhaq Farooqui took 5 wickets giving 9 runs in 4 overs. This is the fourth best bowling performance in T20 World Cup

New Delhi. Afghanistan fast bowler Fazal Haque Farooqui has created history in the T20 World Cup. Farooqui’s 5-wicket haul saw Afghanistan open their World Cup campaign by beating Uganda by 125 runs. Farooqui sent 5 Ugandan batsmen to the pavilion in this match. However, he missed out on a hat-trick during this period. Farooqui became the first bowler from Afghanistan to take a five-wicket haul in a T20 World Cup. He sent Raunak Patel and Roger Mukasa to the pavilion on two consecutive balls. Farooqui bowled the fourth best spell of the T20 World Cup. For the first time a bowler took 5 wickets in the current World Cup.

Afghanistan and Uganda cricket teams faced each other in the 5th match of T20 World Cup 2024 at Providence Stadium in Guyana. Batting first, Afghanistan scored 183 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, the Ugandan team was bundled out for 58 runs in 16 overs. Afghanistan fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqui was instrumental in embarrassing Uganda. He dismissed openers Raunak Patel and Roger Musaka in two consecutive balls. He then completed his five-wicket haul by dismissing Riyazat Ali, Robinson Obuya and captain Brian Masaba. He conceded 9 runs and took 5 wickets in his four overs.

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Sam left Karen behind
Fazalhaq Farooqui outscores Sam Curran. Keren took 5 wickets for 10 runs against Afghanistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Perth. Farooqui overtook Keren and bowled the fourth best spell in T20 World Cup history. Sri Lankan Ajanta Mendis is number one in this list. Mendis took 6 wickets for 8 runs against Zimbabwe in the 2012 T20 World Cup.

‘Missed hat-trick 7 to 8 times in career’
Fazalhaq Farooqui was adjudged player of the match for his brilliant bowling. On this occasion he said that I have missed a hat-trick 7 or 8 times in my career. According to Farooqui, ‘This is not under my control. I will try to take hat-trick in future. The ball was swinging from the start and later I tried to bowl slower. Because the ball was not hitting the bat properly.

Tags: Afghanistan Cricket, T20 World Cup

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