7 Best Moments of T20 World Cup 2024

In this article, we mention the 7 best moments of the T20 World Cup 2024, along with some of the most exciting matches 

The T20 World Cup 2024 impressed cricket fans worldwide with these exciting matches. It was an excitement of cricketing excellence. From underdog victories to well-established teams displaying their power, the tournament produced moments that cricket fans will remember for a long time. Let us look back on seven of the situations that inspired the World Cup:

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The World Cup match between the two rivals in June was another example of how they never let anyone be disappointed. On a challenging pitch, India struggled to score only 119 when batting first, with Rishabh Pant’s determined 42 being the only bright point. With eight wickets remaining and only 48 runs needed, Pakistan looks to be in control. But things dramatically changed.

 

Pakistan’s collapse was set off by Jasprit Bumrah’s sizzling spell and Hardik Pandya’s smart usage of the short ball. India’s passionate backers were sent into a commotion when Arshdeep Singh composed himself to secure a thrilling six-run victory with 18 needed off the final six balls.

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T20 World Cup 2024 USA Upsets Pakistan: (Group Stage)

The United States earned the tournament’s story. They shocked Pakistan in the first game in a huge upset. The American batsmen were calm and composed as they chased a small 150 runs with captain Saurabh Patel leading the charge with a well-executed 62. Pakistan’s bowling attack, which is typically a formidable force, collapsed under pressure. With this momentous victory, the USA not only made their grand entrance but also got the tournament off in style.

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T20 World Cup 2024 Afghanistan’s Maiden Win over Australia: (Super 8)

Afghanistan’s cricket team has been slowly improving, and they made significant progress during the World Cup. Their competitors? The powerful Australians are favoured to win the championship. Afghanistan amassed an impressive 148 when they batted first, and Rashid Khan took four wickets thanks to his skill with the ball. The famous firepower of the Australian batting, however, was not enough to stop a well-organized Afghan bowling attack. Australia lost by 21 runs due to the spin combination of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman limiting the run flow. This historic upset sent shockwaves through the cricketing world.

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T20 World Cup 2024 Afghanistan’s Spin Juggernaut Crushes New Zealand (Group Stage) 

In the group stage match between Afghanistan and New Zealand, while batting first, Afghanistan made 159 runs in return for Rahmanullah Ghurbaz’s 80 runs and gave New Zealand a target of 160 runs, chasing which New Zealand’s team was all out for just 75 runs and Afghanistan won the match by 84 runs. The heroes in this were Fazalhaq Farooqi and Rashid Khan, who broke the back of New Zealand by taking 4 wickets each.

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T20 World Cup 2024 Afghanistan Secures a Tense Victory over Bangladesh (Super 8)

Another close-fought encounter saw Afghanistan edge past Bangladesh in a nerve-wracking Super 8 clash. Batting first, Afghanistan, thanks to a gritty knock from Rahmanullah Ghurbaz, reached a decent score of 115. In reply, Bangladesh started confidently but kept losing wickets at crucial junctures. The match went down to the wire, with Afghanistan eventually winning by four runs, thanks to some excellent bowling at the death by Naveen-ul-Haq.

T20 World Cup 2024 Rohit Sharma’s Masterclass Powers India to Victory over England (Semi-Final)

The Indian team, which is going to take revenge for the 2022 T20 World Cup has started well. Virat Kohli got out after scoring only 9 runs but captain Rohit Sharma kept the Indian innings under control and the team’s score reached 171 runs. In reply, England were all out for just 103 runs and India won this match by 68 runs and made their place in the final.

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T20 World Cup 2024 USA Pushes India in a Low-Scoring Encounter (Group Stage)

The looks on the scoreboard might be misleading in the thrilling chase for Team India. India was down 10/2 after losing both Rohit and Kohli in the first three overs due to Netralvakar’s dismissals. Pant and Suryakumar formed a partnership, but the latter was undone by a deft ball from Ali Khan that slipped low and destroyed his stumps. India wins this match by 7 wickets.