T20 World Cup 2024: AFG win by 8 runs, reach maiden semifinal; Australia knocked out

New Delhi, June 25, 2024.

Riding on their captain Rashid Khan’s fantastic cameo, Afghanistan have managed to post 115/5 at the end of their 20 overs against Bangladesh in their last Super Eight match at the St Vincent on Tuesday. Rashid scored a brisk 10-ball 19, including three sixes to help his team reach a respectable total.

However, the rain might play a spoilsport as it has gotten heavier after the last ball was bowled. The groundsmen were quick to bring in the covers. Bangladesh, however, will be happy with their effort with the ball. They didn’t allow the Afghan batters to get away and have restricted them to 115.

Opting to bat first, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran got Afghanistan off to a steady start. They played cautiously as those weren’t easy conditions to bat. The Bangladesh bowlers bowled tight lines and lengths and barring those three sixes at the fag end from Rashid, the Bangladesh batters never got going.