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2024 T20 World Cup: 'Proud of Afghanistan'; Indians Applaud Rashid Khan's Team's Historic Win

The 2024 T20 World Cup has delivered yet another shocker. In an unexpected twist, Australia, the 2021 champions, have been ousted following Afghanistan’s historic victory over Bangladesh in the final Super Eight match in Kingstown on Tuesday. Afghanistan, despite posting a modest 115/5, defied expectations with a spirited bowling performance to clinch a dramatic eight-run […]

2024 T20 World Cup
2024 T20 World Cup

The 2024 T20 World Cup has delivered yet another shocker. In an unexpected twist, Australia, the 2021 champions, have been ousted following Afghanistan’s historic victory over Bangladesh in the final Super Eight match in Kingstown on Tuesday. Afghanistan, despite posting a modest 115/5, defied expectations with a spirited bowling performance to clinch a dramatic eight-run win via the DLS method, eliminating Australia from the tournament.

Bangladesh lost wickets regularly, but Litton Das kept their hopes alive with a gritty 41-ball fifty. The match was interrupted by rain four times, leading to the DLS method’s involvement. Bangladesh’s target was revised to 114 runs in 19 overs, and with Litton anchoring the chase, they seemed on course.

However, with nine runs needed off nine balls, Afghanistan’s Naveen-Ul-Haq delivered a game-changing over. He bowled Taskin Ahmed and trapped Mustafizur Rahman LBW for a first-ball duck, sealing Afghanistan’s first-ever T20 World Cup semifinal spot and ending Australia’s campaign.

Indian cricket fans rejoiced at Afghanistan’s success, celebrating the team’s long-awaited recognition on the global stage. Social media was flooded with memes and heartfelt messages for Rashid Khan and his teammates, as Indians shared in the pride of Afghanistan’s remarkable achievement.

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