Afghanistan Qualifies for World Cup Semi-Finals After Defeating Bangladesh

Afghanistan World Cup Semi-Final Dream Comes True After Win Against Bangladesh


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The Afghanistan World Cup dream of Playing Semifinals comes true after they beat Bangladesh today at the Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, St Vincent. Afg beat them by 8 runs via the DLS Method.

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This means the Afghanistan World Cup Semifinals spot is confirmed and will play against South Africa. however, Australia and Bangladesh are eliminated from the T20 World Cup 2024.

The Afghan team is playing under the leadership of Rashid Khan and this was the first time when they qualified for the World Cup semifinals.

The Rashid Khan-led unit has qualified for the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time in their history.

Bangladesh was bowled out for 105 in 17.5 overs while chasing a goal of 116 runs, which was later reduced to 114 in 19 overs owing to rain.


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Afghanistan achieved a historic victory despite opener Litton Das running out of partners at the other end of his unbroken 54 runs in 49 balls.

With the ball, Rashid and bowler Naveen-ul-Haq led the way, taking four wickets apiece.

Rain repeatedly stopped the game in the second inning, keeping fans on the edge of their seats.

Australia, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh were the three teams left vying for a spot in the semi-finals when the pursuit got underway. To secure their place, Bangladesh had to chase 115 in 12.4 overs, Australia needed a Bangladeshi victory after 12.4 overs, and Afghanistan only needed to win. Although the scenarios added excitement to the contest, Afghanistan ultimately crossed the finish line.

In a crucial Super 8 round match, Afghanistan had earlier won the toss and chosen to bat first against Bangladesh.


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Afghanistan scored 115-5 batting first after Bangladesh bowled superbly for 20 overs.

The best bowler was Rishad Hossain, who finished with figures of 3-26 in four overs. He secured significant wickets from Gulbadin Naib, Ibrahim Zadran, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.

Gurbaz, who scored 43 runs in 55 balls with three fours and a six, was Afghanistan’s top scorer.

Driven by three sixes, Rashid Khan scored a quick, unbeaten cameo of 19 runs in 10 balls.

The match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh determined the fourth team, with India, England, and South Africa having already advanced to the semi-finals of the ongoing competition.

In the semi-finals, South Africa will play Afghanistan and England will play India. The dates of both games are June 27.

Afghanistan and Bangladesh Teams:

Bangladesh Playing XI:

Litton Das (wk), Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto (c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Rishad Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Mustafizur Rahman

Afghanistan Cricket World Cup:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan (c), Nangeyalia Kharote, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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