5 wickets for 9 runs… bowler wreaked havoc, created history in the 5th match

Orhan Wadia
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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 Farooqui has created history in the T20 World Cup. With the help of Farooqui's 5 wickets, Afghanistan defeated Uganda by 125 runs and started their campaign in the World Cup with a win. Farooqui sent 5 Ugandan batsmen to the pavilion in this match. However, during this time he missed a hattrick. Farooqui has become the first Afghanistan bowler to take five wickets in the T20 World Cup. He sent Raunak Patel and Roger Mukasa to the pavilion on 2 consecutive balls. Farooqui bowled the fourth best spell of the T20 World Cup. For the first time in the current World Cup, a bowler took 5 wickets.

Afghanistan and Uganda cricket teams faced each other in the 5th match of T20 World Cup 2024 at Providence Stadium in Guyana. Afghanistan batted first and scored 183 runs for 5 wickets. In response, Uganda's team collapsed for 58 runs in 16 overs. Afghanistan fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqui 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 outdid Karen
Fazalhaq Farooqi surpassed Sam Karen. Karen took 5 wickets for 10 runs against Afghanistan in Perth in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Farooqi surpassed Karen to bowl the fourth best spell in T20 World Cup history. Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis tops 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 excellent bowling. On this occasion, he said that I have missed taking a hat-trick 7 or 8 times in my career. According to Farooqi, 'It 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.'

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