T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan Beat Bangladesh in a Thriller to Reach Semi-finals

Afghanistan’s cricket team has achieved a remarkable feat by reaching the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2024 for the very first time

This victory marks a significant moment for Afghan cricket and is sure to be celebrated for years to come. Afghan players did not control their emotions while winning the match against Bangladesh. With this win, Australia was knocked out of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Dominating Performances Paved the Way

Throughout the T20 World Cup tournament, Afghanistan displayed exceptional skill and determination. They secured impressive wins against strong teams like New Zealand and Australia, showcasing their talent on the world stage.


Build a Strong Opening Partnership

In their crucial match against Bangladesh, Afghanistan chose to bat first. Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran got things rolling with a solid partnership. While the middle order faltered slightly, Gurbaz’s 43 runs in 55 balls and Zardran’s 18 runs in 29 balls provided a decent base. Captain Rashid Khan then stepped up with a quickfire 19 runs off just 10 balls by hitting 3 massive sixes in the last overs and taking the team’s score to 115.

Bangladesh’s Determined Fight

In the T20 World Cup, Bangladesh chased a target of 115 runs but faced a formidable Afghan bowling attack. Only Litton Das, with his unbeaten knock of 54 runs off 49 balls, offered significant resistance. The rest of the Bangladeshi batting lineup struggled.

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Afghan Bowling Seals the Deal

Afghanistan’s bowling attack, led by the magician Rashid Khan, proved too strong for Bangladesh. Naveen-ul-Haq emerged as the player of the match with a magnificent spell of 4 wickets for just 23 runs. He took his last 2 wickets on his last two balls and gave Afghanistan a wonderful victory.

A Nation Celebrates

This historic achievement has sparked immense joy across Afghanistan. Cricket has become a unifying force in the country, and this victory will undoubtedly inspire future generations of Afghan cricketers. The team now faces a new challenge in the semi-finals, but with their talent, unwavering belief, and winning momentum, they have the potential to cause another major upset.

T20 World Cup 2024 AFG vs BAN Highlight

Afghanistan: 115/5

Key Performance: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (43 runs in 55 balls), Naveen-ul-Haq (4/26)

Bangladesh: 105/10

Key Performance: Litton Das (54 runs in 49 balls), Rishad Hossain (3/26)

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