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Afghanistan erupts in joy as skipper Rashid Khan’s cricket team enters first ever T20 World Cup semifinal

The strife-torn nation celebrates as its cricket team defeats Bangladesh to dash Australia’s hopes

Our Web Desk Published 25.06.24, 04:12 PM

Afghanistan erupts in joy as skipper Rashid Khan’s cricket team enters first ever T20 World Cup semifinal 

The strife-torn nation celebrates as its cricket team defeats Bangladesh to dash Australia’s hopes

Sunday marked a red-letter day in cricket history as Afghanistan pulled off a historic 21-run victory over Bangladesh in the ongoing T20 World Cup, edging out Australia and qualifying for their first ever T20 Semifinals. The Afghans will now face South Africa in the last-four stage on June 27.  "It's unbelievable, I don't have any words to describe my feelings. Back home, everyone is so happy for this big achievement," Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan said in the post-match presentation. 

Here are highlights from the celebrations across the streets of Afghanistan right now. 

The Khost province erupts in celebration

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Jalalabad rejoices after the win

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Festive mood around Afghanistan

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Fan brought to tears of joy

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Water brigade unable to clear crowds in Nangarhar

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