Fans go wild as Team India ends trophy drought with a thrilling win over South Africa in T20 World Cup 2024 final

Jun 30, 2024

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In the highly anticipated final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, Team India, led by captain Rohit Sharma, defeated South Africa to win their second T20 World Cup trophy.

Virat Kohli, Axar Patel powers India to a competitive total

India opted to bat first after winning the toss against South Africa. Rohit got India off to a brisk start with a quickfire 9 off 5 balls before falling early. However, it was Virat Kohli who anchored the innings masterfully, scoring a crucial 76 off 59 deliveries, including 6 fours and 2 sixes. His partnership with Axar Patel, who smashed 47 runs off just 31 balls, provided India with a competitive total of 176/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Shivam Dube‘s cameo of 27 off 16 balls and Hardik Pandya‘s quick 5 off 2 balls bolstered India’s total against a formidable South African bowling attack.

South Africa’s Bowling effort

South Africa’s bowlers faced a stern challenge from India’s batters. Marco Jansen picked up 1 wicket but was expensive, conceding 49 runs in his 4 overs. Keshav Maharaj and Anrich Nortje were the pick of the bowlers, both claiming 2 wickets each while maintaining economical figures of 23 and 26 runs respectively. Kagiso Rabada and Aiden Markram chipped in with a wicket each, but the bowling unit struggled to contain India’s aggressive batting lineup, conceding a total of 176 runs.

South Africa falters in chase

Chasing 177 runs to win the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, South Africa started cautiously but lost wickets at regular intervals. Quinton de Kock provided a solid start with 39 runs off 31 balls, but the middle order stumbled under pressure from India’s disciplined bowling attack. Heinrich Klaasen‘s blistering 52 off 27 balls, which included 5 sixes, kept South Africa in the hunt. However, the rest of the batting lineup couldn’t capitalize on starts, with Tristan Stubbs contributing 31 off 21 balls and David Miller adding 21 off 17 balls.

Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya shine with the ball

India’s bowlers maintained tight control over the game, with Arshdeep Singh and Jasprit Bumrah leading the charge. Arshdeep claimed 2 wickets for just 20 runs in his 4 overs, while Bumrah also bagged 2 wickets conceding only 18 runs. Pandya proved to be the game-changer with his spell, taking 3 crucial wickets for 20 runs in 3 overs. Despite a few expensive overs from Axar and Kuldeep Yadav, India’s bowlers managed to restrict South Africa to 169/8 in their 20 overs, securing a thrilling 7-run victory.

Also WATCH: Quinton de Kock hits the bullseye to run out Axar Patel in SA vs IND T20 World Cup 2024 final

Here is how fans reacted:

𝗖.𝗛.𝗔.𝗠.𝗣.𝗜.𝗢.𝗡.𝗦 🏆#TeamIndia 🇮🇳 HAVE DONE IT! 🔝👏

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 Champions 😍#T20WorldCup | #SAvIND

— BCCI (@BCCI) June 29, 2024

Chak De India!!!! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳💙🏆

— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 29, 2024


Our team brings the T20 World Cup home in STYLE!

We are proud of the Indian Cricket Team.

This match was HISTORIC. 🇮🇳 🏏 🏆

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 29, 2024

What a final!!! Congrats, India, and well played, South Africa. Super World Cup… let us have more cricket in the West Indies and USA!!

— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) June 29, 2024

Champions!! WHAT. A. FINAL!!! Couldn’t have been any better than this!! This is stuff of dreams 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) June 29, 2024

You did it boys 🇮🇳 ! @hardikpandya7 your a hero ! @Jaspritbumrah93 what an over to bring India back in the game ! Extremely ecstatic for @ImRo45 great captaincy under pressure ! @imVkohli #Rahul Dravid and the whole team 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 🏆 #indiavssa #ICCT20WorldCup2024 well played…

— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) June 29, 2024

Fantastic win by Team India! We couldn’t have asked for a better World Cup final!!

— Cheteshwar Pujara (@cheteshwar1) June 29, 2024

Congrats India 🏆 well deserved ✔️

— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) June 29, 2024

Teary Eyed. Happy tears. Thank you, Team India.
You’ve done it.

— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 29, 2024

Bumrah unbelievable, congrats India

— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) June 29, 2024

Yaaay ! The wait ends

What a comeback to win this. We win a World Cup after 13 years, and a T20 World Cup after 17 years.
First T20 World Cup for us win since the inception of the IPL. #T20IWorldCup

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 29, 2024

🏆🇮🇳 Congratulations to Team India on winning the T20 World Cup! What a remarkable journey it has been. Well-played, boys! A proud moment for every Indian. 🇮🇳 #T20WorldCup #TeamIndia

— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) June 29, 2024

Incredible catch to win India the World Cup .. Absolutely fantastic final .. India have been the best team so throughly deserve the win .. SA have not been far behind though .. Brilliant World Cup ..

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 29, 2024


Salute to TEAM INDIA… 🇮🇳🙏🏻🙏🏻

— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) June 29, 2024

Redemption for Hardik Pandya after the way he was unfortunately treated in IPL by very small sections.

— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) June 29, 2024

Thank you team India. Love you 🇮🇳

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 29, 2024

Huge congratulations India. It was South Africa’s for the taking but 🇮🇳 held their nerve under tremendous pressure. Kohli, Patel, Dube with the bat, Bumrah, Singh and Pandya with the ball and SKY what a catch #T20IWorldCup

— Isa Guha (@isaguha) June 29, 2024

Entire country to Team India 🤩🥳 #INDvSA #T20WorldCupFinal

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 29, 2024


— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) June 29, 2024

Indian captains to win World Cup:

Kapil Dev
MS Dhoni
Rohit Sharma #INDvSAFinal

— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) June 29, 2024

Congratulations, Team India 💙#cricket #TeamIndia #SAvIND #INDvSA #T20WorldCup #T20WorldCup24 #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) June 29, 2024

Congratulations Team India. That brings an end to an agonisingly long wait.

Party well, party safe. Celebrate!


— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) June 29, 2024

And that’s how you bowl in the death overs:

Over 18 (Bumrah) – 2 runs & 1 wicket
Over 19 (Arshdeep) – 4 runs
Over 20 (Hardik) – 8 runs & 2 wickets#INDvSA #T20WorldCup

— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) June 29, 2024

No Indian cricket fan is booing Hardik Pandya. Ever again! 💯#IndvSA #T20WorldCup

— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) June 29, 2024

Congrats, #Ind!!! 11 years of wait. Jasprit Bumrah has touched celestial heights!!

— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) June 29, 2024

India has broken the 10 year drought. We have won an #ICC trophy. Imma cry. #INDvsSA#SAvsIND

— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) June 29, 2024

The 13-year wait comes to an end… 🥹🇮🇳

India are Champions of the World, once again! 🏆#PlayBold #TeamIndia #T20WorldCup #SAvIND

— Royal Challengers Bengaluru (@RCBTweets) June 29, 2024

CHAMPIONS! ⭐⭐ 🇮🇳#T20WorldCupFinal #SAvIND

— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 29, 2024

Those 2 overs went for just 6 runs and gave India a World Cup. Jasprit Bumrah is India’s most prized asset.

— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 29, 2024

Also READ: SA vs IND: Fans relentlessly troll Rishabh Pant for his disappointing batting display in the T20 World Cup 2024 final

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