5 wickets for 9 runs… Bowler created havoc, made history in the 5th match, this happened for the first time in T20 World Cup 2024

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

New Delhi. Afghanistan’s fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi has created history in the T20 World Cup. With the help of Farooqi’s 5 wicket haul, Afghanistan defeated Uganda by 125 runs and started their campaign in the World Cup with a win. Farooqi sent 5 batsmen of Uganda to the pavilion in this match. However, during this time he missed a hat-trick. Farooqi has become the first bowler of Afghanistan to take five wickets in the T20 World Cup. He sent Raunak Patel and Roger Mukasa to the pavilion on 2 consecutive balls. Farooqi bowled the fourth best spell of the T20 World Cup. For the first time in the current World Cup, a bowler took 5 wickets.

The cricket teams of Afghanistan and Uganda (Afghanistan vs Uganda) faced each other in the 5th match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Afghanistan batted first and scored 183 runs for 5 wickets. In response, the Ugandan team collapsed for 58 runs in 16 overs. Afghan pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi played an important role in embarrassing Uganda. He dismissed openers Raunak Patel and Roger Musaka on 2 consecutive balls. After this, he completed his five wickets by dismissing Riazat Ali, Robinson Obuya and captain Brian Masaba. He took 5 wickets for 9 runs in his four-over spell.

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Sam left Karen behind
Fazalhaq Farooqui surpassed Sam Karen. Karen took 5 wickets for 10 runs against Afghanistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Perth. Farooqui surpassed Karen to bowl the fourth best spell in T20 World Cup history. Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis is at the top of this list. Mendis took 6 wickets for 8 runs against Zimbabwe in the 2012 T20 World Cup.

‘Missed a hat-trick 7 to 8 times in my career’
Fazalhaq Farooqi was chosen as the 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 Farooqi, ‘This is not in my control. I will try to take a hat-trick in the future. The ball was swinging from the beginning and later I tried to bowl at a slow pace because the ball was not coming on the bat properly.’

Tags: Afghanistan Cricket, T20 World Cup

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