WATCH: Livid Rashid Khan throws bat at Karim Janat for denying single in must-win AFG vs BAN Super 8 clash

Bangladesh needed to reach the target in 12.1 overs to qualify for the semi-finals, while a win was enough for Afghanistan to secure their berth.

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Afghanistan captain Rashid Khan lost his cool at his teammate Karim Janat for refusing a single in the do-or-die clash against Bangladesh in the Super 8s of the T20 World Cup 2024. Afghanistan were in a position where every single run was crucial to keep their semi-final hopes alive as the Bangla bowlers did a brilliant job after being invited to bowl first. 

The incident happened during the third ball of the last over of the first innings. Rashid tried to hit Tanzim Hasan Sakib's delivery with a helicopter shot over mid-wicket. But a leading edge resulted in the ball travelling over covers and landing safely. Rashid charged for a second, but his partner at the other end, Janat, refused the run despite the skipper reaching halfway down the pitch.

Rashid was seen fuming at his teammate and throwing his bat onto the ground in anger. Janat’s act left the entire commentary box in splits as it was an easy double. Janat then picked up Rashid's bat and walked up to him to give it and have a chat. But the skipper turned his back after getting the bat and denied a conversation. 

Watch the video below:  


Rashid Khan’s impactful cameo helps Afghanistan post decent total

After opting to bat first at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, St Vincent, the Bangladesh bowlers managed to restrict Afghanistan to a below-par total of 115-5. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran spent more than 10 overs at the crease but managed to score only 58 runs.

Afghanistan lost half the side for 34 just when they needed to accelerate the scoring rate. It was Rashid’s late burst (19 off 10 including 3 sixes) that helped the team post a decent total on the board. After rain interrupted play, the equation required Bangladesh to reach the target in 12.1 overs to qualify for the semi-finals, while Afghanistan needed just a win to secure their berth.

Also Read: Why there is no reserve day for semi-final 2 in Guyana which India is set to play, if qualifies?

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