T20 world cup 2024: history CREATED! afghanistan Beat australia For First Time In international Cricket

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran laid a solid foundation with a noteworthy opening partnership of 118 runs, setting the stage for afghanistan to reach a competitive total of 148.

Historic day for the afghanistan cricket team and their fans! The Afghans defeated the formidable australia team by 21 runs in AUS vs AFG t20 world cup 2024 Super 8 match on sunday (June 21) at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown, st Vincent. The victory was crucial for Afghanistan as a loss would have resulted in their elimination from the tournament. A win over the Aussies keeps afghanistan alive in the race to the t20 world cup 2024 semifinal.

Notably, this is Afghanistan's first-ever win over australia in an international cricket match. This defeat marks Australia's first loss against afghanistan in their last six encounters in international cricket.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (60 runs off 49 balls) and Ibrahim Zadran (51 off 48 balls) laid a solid foundation with a solid opening partnership of 118 runs, setting the stage for afghanistan to reach a competitive total of 148, despite Pat Cummins's hat-trick.

Benefiting from favorable pitch conditions, Naveen-ul-Haq and Gulbadin Naib shone brightly for Afghanistan's bowling attack. They combined to claim seven wickets in total, with Naveen-ul-Haq taking 3 wickets for 20 runs and Gulbadin Naib grabbing 4 wickets for 20 runs. Ultimately, australia was bowled out for 127 runs in 19.2 overs, handing an unforgettable victory to the Afghans.

Australia now face india in a MUST-WIN Super 8 match on monday (June 24)

Australia's loss to afghanistan now sets up a crucial scenario where their upcoming final Super 8 match against india on monday (June 24) becomes a must-win game for them. afghanistan will face bangladesh later on the same day in another must-win match.

The t20 world cup 2024 is proving to be among the most exciting editions in history. With four Super 8 matches remaining — ENG vs USA, SA vs WI, IND vs AUS, AFG vs BAN — the tournament is wide open. As no team has secured a semifinal berth yet, all four upcoming matches hold equal significance in determining the semifinalists.

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