T20 World Cup 2024
Bangladesh’s Comedy of Errors: Missed Run-Out Chance Against Afghanistan
By CricShots - Jun 25, 2024 1:11 pm
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In a crucial moment of the final Super 8 clash in the T20 World Cup 2024, the Bangladesh cricket team missed a golden opportunity to run out Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz. This missed chance occurred during the 16th over of Afghanistan’s innings. Despite both batters ending up at the same end, the Tigers failed to capitalize on the error, although it ultimately did not cost them much.

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Bangladesh missed a comedic run-out against Bangladesh

The incident unfolded as Mustafizur Rahman bowled his final over. On the fourth delivery, Gurbaz played a cut shot to backward point, but his partner, Azmatullah Omarzai, took off for a run despite there being none available. Rishad Hossain fired a throw to the striker’s end, where both batters had ended up. However, the throw missed the stumps, allowing both players to scramble towards the non-striker’s end and end up safe.

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Earlier in the match, Afghanistan won the toss, and Rashid Khan elected to bat first in Kingstown. Despite a solid 50-run opening stand, Afghanistan struggled to accelerate, thanks to a sensational comeback by Bangladesh’s bowlers, which restricted them to 115 in 20 overs.


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Afghanistan had kept their tournament hopes alive with a historic win over Australia after a 47-run loss to India. However, to secure a semi-final spot, they needed to beat Bangladesh. On the other hand, Bangladesh also had a mathematical chance to progress but required a swift chase of 116 runs within 12.3 overs to boost their net run rate.

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Australia’s hopes rested on Bangladesh defeating Afghanistan without surpassing their net run rate. This thrilling scenario set the stage for a dramatic encounter, as both teams fought for their place in the semi-finals, with every run and every missed opportunity potentially deciding their fate.