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Sharjah [UAE], October 26 (ANI): Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi lavish praises on Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan following their havoc which saw Scotland getting folded for 60 runs in the ongoing T20 World Cup on Monday.

Mujeeb stole the show with his fifer as Afghanistan thrashed Scotland by 130 runs in the Group 2 match.

If Mujeeb picked five, Rashid Khan took four wickets to dismantle Scotland batting as the five batsmen registered ducks during the chase.

"The world knows we have some good spinners in the form of Rashid and Mujeeb, they've played everywhere in the world. We have a very good team combination," Nabi told the host broadcaster Star Sports after the match.

"When we play the local tournaments, I, Mujeeb and Rashid are the most expensive bowlers. Mujeeb is playing his first T20 World Cup match and he got the Player of the Match award, that's good to see, it's fantastic," he added.

Opting to bat first, Afghanistan scored 190/4 at the end of 20 overs. Najibullah Zadran was dismissed on the final ball of the innings after he smashed 59 off 34 balls to steer Afghanistan to 190.

Nabi said Afghanistan's aim was to put on a big total on board and he was glad the team executed things as per the plan.

"It's important to win at the start of the tournament. This was our plan, to bat first and post a big total. Both the openers started well, we finished the powerplay on a good note," said Nabi.

"The running between the wickets was good, we rotated the strike really well and Najib played well to help as post such a big total," he added.

Afghanistan will next lock horns with Pakistan on Friday. (ANI)

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