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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Afghanistan creates history, secures ticket to semi final of T20 World Cup

Afghanistan had won the toss and had elected to bat first. Bangladesh restricted the Afghans to 115 runs, however, could not chase the runs successfully. 

Afghanistan created history as they qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final for the first time after defeating Bangladesh.

The Afghan team defeated Bangladesh on the DLS method and advanced to the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2024. They will be playing against South Africa in a crucial match. Meanwhile, England and India will also play in the semi-final.

Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, West Indies, and Sri Lanka faced an early exit from the World Cup. Australia was eliminated after India defeated it by 24 runs.

Meanwhile, emotional scenes were witnessed in the stadium. Afghan players were seen crying out of joy as they created history. Afghanistan scored 119 runs. Bangladesh was bowled out at 105 runs in the 18th over after the score was reduced to 114 runs in 19 overs due to rain.

Afghanistan had won the toss and had elected to bat first. Bangladesh restricted the Afghans to 115 runs, however, could not chase the runs successfully.

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Afghanistan will now play a semi-final match against South Africa on June 27th, 2024 at Brian Lara Cricket Stadium in Trinidad. England will also play the second semi-final against England on the same day. Videos of celebrations taking place across Afghanistan emerged on social media.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 captain, Babar Azam, has issued a Rs. 1 billion defamation notice to journalist Mubasher Lucman following serious match-fixing allegations. Lucman propagated these accusations on social media, prompting Azam to take legal action.

The right-handed batter filed the defamation case in response to a series of claims by Lucman, who alleged that Azam and his teammates were involved in match-fixing. Lucman accused Azam of accepting expensive gifts, such as an Audi E-Tron and luxury apartments in Australia and Dubai, suggesting these were bribes for deliberate underperformance, notably during the loss to T20 World Cup 2024 debutants, the USA. Azam’s legal team has demanded a public apology from Lucman, warning of further legal action if the apology is not issued.