T20 World Cup results: Afghanistan thrash Uganda by 125 runs

This was a tough introduction to the T20 World Cup for Uganda, with the 125-run deficit the third-largest margin of defeat in the competition’s history.

The tone was set by Gurbaz and Zadran, with their mammoth opening stand the second-highest at a men’s T20 World Cup after Jos Buttler and Alex Hales’ 170 for England against India in the 2022 semi-final in Adelaide.

Uganda did finish the innings strongly, taking five wickets for 31 runs in the final six overs, with captain Brian Masaba and fast bowler Cosmas Kyewuta taking two wickets each.

But when Ronak Patel and Roger Mukasa fell to Farooqi in the opening over of their reply, the innings never really recovered.

Obuya and Ali Shah, who hit 11 from 34 balls, showed some resistance but it was nowhere near enough.

Later on Tuesday England and Scotland get their campaigns under way when they face each other in Bridgetown (15:30 BST). The Netherlands take on Nepal in Grand Prairie, Texas at 16:30.

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