T20 World Cup 2024
Jasprit Bumrah’s Brilliant Delivery Dismisses Rahmanullah Gurbaz
By CricShots - Jun 20, 2024 10:43 pm
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Rahmanullah Gurbaz gave Afghanistan a blazing start on Thursday, June 20, when they faced India in the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024 at Kensington Oval. Gurbaz unleashed a series of aggressive shots, smashing Arshdeep Singh for a six and a four in the opening over, setting the tone for Afghanistan’s chase of a challenging target of 182.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz failed to negotiate Jasprit Bumrah

Recognizing the early threat posed by Gurbaz, Indian captain Rohit Sharma wasted no time in bringing on his trump card, Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah’s impact was immediate. He delivered a brilliant slower ball well outside the off stump, tempting Gurbaz into a risky shot. Gurbaz, attempting to attack, ended up getting a thin edge.

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Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, with his sharp reflexes and reliable gloves, made no mistake in completing the catch. This crucial wicket saw Gurbaz walk back to the pavilion, visibly frustrated with himself. He sat at the crease for a moment, clearly disappointed, and nearly threw his bat in anger before restraining himself.

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At the time of this report, Afghanistan’s innings is struggling at 66/3 after 10 overs. They need another 142 runs from 78 balls to secure a win. Despite the strong start, Bumrah’s early breakthrough has put India in a commanding position, highlighting the significance of key moments in the match.

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This match’s intensity and pivotal moments, such as Bumrah’s dismissal of Gurbaz, underscore the high stakes and excitement of the T20 World Cup. Fans are witnessing a thrilling contest as Afghanistan battles to stay in the game against a formidable Indian bowling attack.