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T20 World Cup: Afghanistan Defeats Bangladesh, Reaches Semi-Finals

Antigua: In the 52nd match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, Afghanistan defeated Bangladesh by 8 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method, thus reaching the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup for the first time in history.

Played at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown in the Super Eight stage, Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bowl first against Bangladesh. Afghanistan had set a target of 116 runs to win.

Afghanistan’s team scored 115 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Rahmanullah Gurbaz remained not out on 43 runs while Rashid Khan scored 19 runs before being dismissed. Additionally, Ibrahim Zadran contributed 18 runs and Usman Ghani scored 10 runs.

From Bangladesh’s side, Rishad Hossain took 3 wickets, while Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman claimed 1 wicket each.

In pursuit of the target, Bangladesh’s team was all out for 105 runs. From Afghanistan’s bowling side, Naveen-ul-Haq and Rashid Khan took four wickets each.

It is noteworthy that Afghanistan will now face South Africa in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, while India would face England in the second semi-finals.

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