Teenage debutant Mujeeb helps Afghanistan rout Ireland

Author: AFPThu, 2017-12-07 03:00ID: 1512594614936287800SHARJAH: Off-spinner Mujeeb Zadran became the first international male cricketer born in the 21st century as his four wickets helped Afghanistan thrash Ireland by 138 runs in the first one-day international in Sharjah.Born on March 28, 2001, the 16-year-old’s 4-24 were the joint-best figures for an Afghanistan bowler on ODI debut as Ireland were bowled out for only 100 in pursuit of 239.Afghanistan’s biggest win over Ireland gives them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, with the remaining matches also in Sharjah today and Sunday.Ireland women’s all-rounder Gaby Lewis became the first international cricketer born this millennium when she made her Twenty20 international debut against South Africa at Solihull, England in 2014.Mujeeb, brought into the Afghanistan side for this series after taking 20 wickets in five matches to help his country win the Under-19 Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur last month, made an early impact: He equalled fast bowler Shapoor Zadran’s 4-24 against the Netherlands at Amstelveen in 2009.
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