Netizens in awe after Afghanistan stun Australia in T20 World Cup, say: ‘Success is the sweetest revenge’

  • Afghanistan registered a 21-run victory against Australia in their second Super 8 match of the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024.

Written By Saurav Mukherjee
Updated23 Jun 2024, 05:52 PM IST
Afghanistan's Rahmanullah Gurbaz, right, and Gulbadin Naib celebrate the dismissal of Australia's Glenn Maxwell, left, during the men's T20 World Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Australia
Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz, right, and Gulbadin Naib celebrate the dismissal of Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, left, during the men’s T20 World Cup cricket match between Afghanistan and Australia (PTI)

Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan on 23 June penned history in the T20 World Cup 2024, as the stunned and defeated Australia by 21 runs in their second Super Eight clash at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown. This is the first loss for Australia against Afghanistan in 6 international matches.

After losing the toss, Afghanistan batted first and scored 148/6. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (60) and Ibrahim Zadran (51) gave a powerful start to their team, but after them no other batter coold surpass 15 runs mark.

ALSO READ: AFG vs AUS T20 World Cup: Resilient Afghanistan stage a comeback, defeat Australia by 21 runs

Australia's Pat Cummins picked up three wickets. It was a hat-trick with the wickets of Rashid Khan, Karim Janat and Gulbadin Naib. Adam Zampa took two and Marcus Stonis clinched one wicket.

Chasing 149, apart from Glenn Maxwell (59) no other Australian batter could stand for long and crossed 15 runs marks. The whole Australin batting line-up crashed in 127 runs in 19.2 overs.

For Afghanistan, Gulbadin Naib picked up 4 wickets, Naveen-ul-Haq, Naveen-ul-Haq took three, while Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan picked one each.

ALSO READ: T20 World Cup 2024 semi-final qualification scenario: Are India through to semi-finals after AUS vs AFG clash?

Following the victory, Afghanistan players are getting well wishes from across the globe, with netizens pouring love to the Rashid Khan-led team.

Here are some reactions:

One wrote, “Congratulations to all Afghan brothers. 2nd best Asian Team has taken revenge from Australia. Proud moment for Asian Countries.”

Another wrote, “If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you'll be a winner… Historical victory celebration of our #Atalan with @DJBravo47”

A netizen wrote, “The reaction at Bali night club in Bridgetown after Afghanistan has just knocked off Australia”

ALSO READ: WATCH | Suryakumar Yadav-Rashid Khan's engage in playful banter during India vs Afghanistan clash; ‘stop sweeping me’

Some posted memes:

Some shared the video of Afghanistan players celebrating in their dressing room after the match.

Another shared Afghanistan fans celebrating Afghanistan's historical win against Australia.

A netizen commented: “Success is the sweetest revenge.🔥🔥🔥 2023 - 2024 ”

After this win, Afghanistan have become a contender for the semi-final spot if they beat Bangladesh in their next encounter on 25 June. They are now on the third spot, while Australia are on the second. Both have 2 points each. Meanwhile, India lead the Group 1 standing with 4 points and still have one more Super 8 match on 24 June with Australia. 

Catch all theBusiness News, Sports News,Breaking NewsEvents andLatest News Updates on Live Mint. Download TheMint News App to get Daily Market Updates

MoreLess
First Published:23 Jun 2024, 05:52 PM IST
HomeSportsCricket NewsNetizens in awe after Afghanistan stun Australia in T20 World Cup, say: ‘Success is the sweetest revenge’

Get Instant Loan up to ₹10 Lakh!

  • Employment Type

    Most Active Stocks

    Bharat Electronics

    301.50
    03:56 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    -11.1 (-3.55%)

    Tata Steel

    160.05
    03:58 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    -0.3 (-0.19%)

    Tata Power

    416.35
    03:58 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    -7.9 (-1.86%)

    NTPC

    382.35
    03:58 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    8.8 (2.36%)
    More Active Stocks

    Market Snapshot

    • Top Gainers
    • Top Losers
    • 52 Week High

    Network 18 Media & Investments

    85.30
    03:59 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    7.2 (9.22%)

    Asahi India Glass

    699.50
    03:29 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    55.15 (8.56%)

    CE Info Systems

    2,455.50
    03:59 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    193.45 (8.55%)

    Borosil Renewables

    518.25
    03:49 PM | 23 JUL 2024
    39.35 (8.22%)
    More from Top Gainers

    Recommended For You

      More Recommendations

      Gold Prices

      • 24K
      • 22K
      Bangalore
      75,195.00-315.00
      Chennai
      75,122.00-535.00
      Delhi
      75,048.00-169.00
      Kolkata
      75,561.00417.00

      Fuel Price

      • Petrol
      • Diesel
      Bangalore
      102.86/L0.00
      Chennai
      100.75/L-0.23
      Kolkata
      104.95/L0.00
      New Delhi
      94.72/L0.00
      OPEN IN APP
      HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanBudget