CricketRashid Khan, Naveen Ul Haq carry Afghanistan to World Cup semis
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Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan shines with a four-wicket haul as his team secures a thrilling victory over Bangladesh to reach the semifinals of the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Following their recent triumph over Australia, Afghanistan faced a tough challenge from Bangladesh but managed to defend a total of 115/5 thanks to superb bowling performances from Khan and Naveen Ul Haq.

In a nail-biting encounter, Afghanistan’s openers struggled in the PowerPlay due to difficult batting conditions but managed to steady the ship and push the scoring rate in the middle overs. However, it was Rashid Khan’s brilliance in the death overs that ultimately sealed the win for Afghanistan, despite a brief rain interruption towards the end.

On the other hand, Bangladesh started well in their chase but suffered a dramatic collapse in the middle overs, courtesy of Khan’s exceptional bowling. Litton Das fought valiantly with a half-century but fell short as Naveen Ul Haq’s crucial wicket-taking spell ensured Afghanistan’s progression to the semifinals.

With this victory, Afghanistan sets up a showdown against South Africa in the semifinals, while Bangladesh and Australia bow out of the tournament. The thrilling encounter between Afghanistan and Bangladesh showcased the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket and kept fans on the edge of their seats till the last ball.