AFGHANISTAN ARE THROUGH TO THE SEMI FINAL OF 2024 T20 WORLD CUP.

The Afghanistan cricket team has made history in the ICC T20 World Cup by defeating Bangladesh by 8 runs to secure a spot in the semi-finals
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Afghanistan Creates History in T20 World Cup

The Afghanistan cricket team has made history in the ICC T20 World Cup by defeating Bangladesh by 8 runs to secure a spot in the semi-finals. This victory also resulted in Australia’s elimination from the tournament. Due to constant rain interruptions, Bangladesh was given a revised target of 114 runs in 19 overs according to the DLS method. However, Afghanistan’s bowlers defended the target brilliantly, bowling out Bangladesh for 105 runs in 17.5 overs.

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Afghanistan’s Batting Struggles

Winning the toss, Afghanistan opted to bat first but struggled to post a big total. They managed to score 115 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the top scorer with 43 runs. Ibrahim Zadran contributed 18 runs, and Azmatullah Omarzai added 10 runs. In the end, captain Rashid Khan played a crucial innings, scoring 19 runs off 10 balls, while Karim Janat remained unbeaten with 7 runs. For Bangladesh, Rishad Hossain took 3 wickets, while Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed claimed one wicket each.

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Bangladesh’s Inning and Afghanistan’s Defense

Chasing the target, Bangladesh had a poor start and couldn’t build momentum. Afghanistan’s bowlers put up an excellent performance, restricting Bangladesh to 105 runs in 17.5 overs. Despite the efforts of the Bangladeshi batsmen, they fell short of the target. This win not only advanced Afghanistan to the semi-finals but also marked a significant achievement in their cricket history.

Afghanistan Playing XI: Rashid Khan (Captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wicketkeeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Nangeyalia Kharote, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Bangladesh Playing XI: Najmul Hossain Shanto (Captain), Litton Das (Wicketkeeper), Tanzid Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman.

With this historic win, Afghanistan has shown its growing strength in international cricket and now looks forward to the semi-finals with confidence.

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