Massive Crowd Gathers In Paktia To Celebrate Afghanistan's Historic qualification For t20 World Cup Semifinals

Rashid Khan-led afghanistan have qualified for their first-ever t20 World Cup semifinal, where they will face south africa on thursday (June 27).

Afghanistan Qualify t20 World Cup Semifinals

 Rashid Khan's afghanistan made history in ICC Men's t20 world cup 2024 by defeating bangladesh, subsequently knocking australia out of the tournament.

In a rain-affected dramatic Super 8 match on tuesday (June 25), afghanistan posted 115/5 and then bowled out bangladesh for 105 runs, securing a memorable 8-run win via the DLS method. This victory has propelled afghanistan into their first-ever t20 World Cup semifinal, where they will face south africa on thursday (June 27)

AFG vs BAN Super 8 match intensified when bangladesh required 12 runs from the final 12 balls. Star pacer naveen Ul Haq took center stage, dismissing Taskin ahmed and Mustafizur rahman in successive deliveries, sealing Afghanistan's win and propelling them into their maiden semi-final in any ICC tournament.

Following the AFG vs BAN Super 8 match, Rashid Khan remarked that the only person who predicted Afghanistan's presence in the semifinals was Brian Lara.

"It's something like a dream for us as a team to be in the semifinal. It's all about the way we have started the tournament. The belief came while we beat New Zealand. It's unbelievable, I don't have any words to describe my feelings. Back home, everyone is so happy about this big achievement. The only guy who put us in the semifinal was Brian Lara and we proved that right. Before the competition at the welcome party, I told him, 'We won't let you down. We'll make it through and prove you're right.' I am proud of this team." afghanistan captain Rashid Khan said after the match.

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