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Gurbaz, Zadran, And Farooqi Help AFG Claim 'Huge' T20 WC Record With Win Over Uganda

Afghanistan players celebrating a wicket against Uganda (AP)Afghanistan players celebrating a wicket against Uganda (AP)

Afghanistan pulverized T20 World Cup debutants Uganda in match five of the 2024 edition at Guyana’s Providence Stadium. 

Ace Afghanistan paceman Fazalhaq Farooqi claimed five wickets in the game to be adjudged as ‘Player of the Match’ after opening batters Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran conjured identical 70s at the top.

While the outcome helped Afghanistan claim the top spot on the 2024 T20 World Cup Group C points table, it also helped them attain a significant landmark in the history of the tournament.

Afghanistan record one of T20 World Cup biggest wins

Afghanistan, under the leadership of Rashid Khan, crushed a hapless Uganda unit by a huge 125-run margin in Guyana on June 4. The outcome marks the fourth largest margin of victory (in terms of runs) in the history of the T20 World Cup.

After Afghanistan’s dominant outing against Uganda at the Providence Stadium, here is a look at five of the biggest margin of victories ever recorded in T20 World Cup matches.

Biggest wins in Men’s T20 World Cups (in terms of runs):

Winning team
Venue, Year
172 runsSri Lanka Kenya Johannesburg, 2007
130 runsAfghanistan Scotland Sharjah, 2021
130 runsSouth AfricaScotland London, 2009
125 runsAfghanistan Uganda Guyana, 2024
116 runsEngland Afghanistan Colombo, 2012

Afghanistan’s 125-run win also helped them soar past T20 World Cup 2024 co-hosts West Indies on the Group C points table. Rashid Khan and co. will now go up against a Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side in match number 14 of the tournament on June 7. The much-awaited contest will also be hosted by Guyana’s Providence Stadium.