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AFG vs BAN, T20 World Cup 2024: Afghanistan Secures Historic Spot In Semifinals, Australia Eliminated. In a rain-affected Super 8 match, Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 8 runs (DLS method) to book their semifinal spot in a major ICC event for the first time in history. By doing so, they are also the ones who sent Australia packing from the competition. This semi-final game will see Afghanistan step on the field to play against South Africa.

Even though Litton Das took his bat to the end and scored a great half-century, Rashid Khan was their inspiration with his brilliant four-wicket haul that helped Afghanistan to stay in the game although they bowled a low score. Rashid Khan perfectly backed up his bowling performance with a crucial 19-run cameo off 10 balls, helping Afghanistan cross the 100-run threshold.

Great moments throughout the game added to the excitement. Ibrahim Zadran standing out with his impressive fielding has gotten the crucial run-out and Mohammad Nabi did his part with an economical spell of bowling which put Bangladesh under pressure throughout their innings. The whole team made the most of their nerves and Fazalhaq Farooqi’s pinpoint yorkers in the closing overs ended up being the match-winner in the historical win.

This victory showed Afghanistan’s strengthening quality in international cricket and revealed their determination and teamwork under pressure, which is the preparatory stage for the semifinal between South Africa and Afghanistan that will be the thrilling semi-final showdown against the South African team.

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup: Playing XI

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

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