India Emerges As T20 World Cup 2024 Champions

India Emerges As T20 World Cup 2024 Champions

India finally clinched the T20 World Cup 2024 on Saturday. South Africa lost against India in the finals.  Undoubtedly India Vs South Africa 2024 T20 World Cup Final match was a thriller.

After 2007 T20 World Cup, India took the title in 2024 as T20 champions. To start with, India after winning the toss, batted first and scored only 176 runs in 20 overs by loosing 7 wickets on a pitch where 220+ runs were expected.

Indian batting in the starting overs was not so impressive. Though India scored 23 runs in just 1.3 overs, captain Rohit Sharma was out for just 9 runs and Rishab Panth followed him to the pavilion in the same over. India were 34/3 at one stage. Akshar joined Virat Kohli and made India cross the century mark in the 14th over. Kohli stood as the top scorer for India with 76. Akshar scored 47 runs.

South Africa, chasing a total of 177 to win, were on track till 16th over. They were 151/ at this stage. Turning point for both the teams started in the 17th over. At this point of time the equation was in South Africa team’s favour. They needed 30 runs in 30 balls with 6 wickets in hand.

Indian bowler Hardik Pandya got Klases wicket and gave just 4 runs in the 17th over giving a hope to Indian cricket fans. In the 18th over, Bumrah claimed Yansen wicket and gave only 2 runs. After this, South Africa needed 20 runs to win in the last 2 overs of the T20 World Cup 2024 finals.

In the 19th over, Aarshdeep bowled a wonderful spell in which he conceded just 4 runs. In the final over, South Africa needed 16 runs in 6 balls. Tension prevailed all over the stadium as what would happen next. Surya Kumar Yadav took an astonishing catch at the boundary line when Miller went for big shot. This catch made Hardik Pandya more confident to bowl the next 5 balls. The final 2 balls needed 10 runs. Rabada got out in 19.5th ball, thus making India’s win confirm. South Africa lost the T20 World Cup finals with 7 runs after it scored 169/8 in the allotted 20 overs.

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