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Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Match Highlights – ICC World Cup 2024

The 52nd match of the ongoing tournament T20 World Cup is going to be held at Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, St Vincent. Between Afghanistan and Bangladesh. This match is considered to be very important as one team from group 1 will make its place in the semi-finals. 

Afghanistan after defeating Australia in its most recent match has marked its foot in the tournament. The chance for Afghanistan to reach the semifinals will increase if Australia loses to India on Monday. 

Bangladesh, on the other hand, has the least chances to qualify for the semifinals as they lost their recent match to India. Despite their recent setback, the team is eager to showcase their resilience and skillset against Afghanistan. 

Match Highlight 

  • Rashid Khan took 4 wickets and Naveen ul Haq added two more after the rain interruptions, leading Afghanistan over Bangladesh to an 8-run win. This win secured Afghanistan’s first-ever semi-final spot in the T20 World Cup. 
  • Litton Das from Bangladesh chased an unbeaten 54 but lacked support from the team and thus Bangladesh failed to chase the received target of 114. 
  • Rain impacted the match, especially Bangladesh’s inning as the game was paused twice. Naveen-ul-Haq held a crucial over as he dismissed Najmul Shanto and Shakib al Hasan. This put Bangladesh on the back foot at 31/3 in just 3 overs. 
  • Afghanistan, like their last victorious match against Australia, won the toss and chose to bat 
  • Afghanistan set the target at 115/5 in 20  overs, thanks to the last 6 by Rashid Khan. Bangladesh made a change in their lineups. 
  • Afghanistan boosted their semifinal chances with a historic win over Australia.  Bangladesh, after two defeats in the Super 8 stage, had minimal chances to progress
  • Australian Captain Mitchel Marsh hoped for Bangladesh to win as it aided their semi-final aspiration, but the captain and the team expressed disappointment over their loss.

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