T20 World Cup 2024 [WATCH]: Bangladesh misses an easy run-out after Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Azmatullah Omarzai’s terrible mix-up

Jun 25, 2024

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The poor fielding display and miscommunication were among the chief reasons that cost Bangladesh a crucial match against Afghanistan in their final Super Eight clash of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This loss marked the end of Bangladesh’s campaign, as they failed to secure a single victory in the Super Eight stage. With this win over Bangladesh, Afghanistan confirmed their place in the semifinals.

 The missed opportunity of the runout

A critical moment unfolded during the 16th over of the first innings when Afghanistan were at 83/1, with pressure mounting on the batters to accelerate. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Azmatullah Omarzai, who were at the crease, found themselves in a horrendous mix-up that almost cost their side a wicket. Fortunately for them, Bangladesh failed to capitalize due to their lacklustre efforts in the field.

A poor throw from Rishad Hossain and subsequent misfielding by the Bangladesh fielders resulted in a missed runout opportunity, not once but twice, at both ends. The visibly frustrated Bangladesh veteran Shakib Al Hasan expressed his anger over the sloppy fielding.

Here is the video:

Although this lapse did not immediately prove costly for Bangladesh, as both Gurbaz and Omarzai were dismissed within the next four balls, leaving the score at 88/3, it highlighted Bangladesh’s fielding woes. Afghanistan eventually finished their innings at 115/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Bangladesh, however, failed to chase down the target, losing the fixture by eight runs. This defeat marked the end of Bangladesh’s campaign in the Super Eight stage, while Afghanistan’s victory secured their place in the semifinals.

Also READ: Rashid Khan angrily throws bat at Karim Janat for refusing to run in AFG vs BAN match | T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan secures semifinal spot after thrilling victory over Bangladesh

After a thrilling match against Bangladesh, Afghanistan have secured a spot in the semifinals of the 2024 edition. Afghanistan will now face South Africa in the first semifinal on June 27 in Trinidad, a match that promises to test their skills and resolve. Meanwhile, the second semifinal will feature a blockbuster clash between India and England.

Afghanistan have displayed brilliant cricket throughout the tournament. After successfully advancing to the Super Eight, they have continued their impressive run by defeating strong teams like Australia and New Zealand. Their journey to the semifinals highlights their growth and resilience as a team, setting the stage for an exciting matchup against South Africa.

Also READ: Afghanistan players lift Rashid Khan, coach Jonathan Trott carry Rahmanullah Gurbaz on shoulders after reaching the semifinals

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