WATCH: Gulbadin Naib flexes his muscles after dismissing Marcus Stoinis and grabbing Ashton Agar’s crucial catch in AFG vs AUS game | T20 World Cup 2024

 

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In a high-stakes Super Eight clash at the T20 World Cup 2024, experienced all-rounder Gulbadin Naib emerged as Afghanistan‘s standout performer, showcasing his bowling prowess to lead his team to a historic 21-run victory over Australia at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, St Vincent.

Wicket of Marcus Stoinis

The defining moment came in the 11th over of Australia’s innings. Afghanistan skipper Rashid Khan’s tactical decision to introduce Gulbadin into the attack proved to be a masterstroke. Facing Naib’s well-directed short-pitched delivery, Marcus Stoinis, who was anchoring Australia’s chase alongside Glenn Maxwell, attempted a forceful shot but only managed to edge the ball behind the stumps. Rahmaullah Gurbaz, stationed as a wicketkeeper, pulled off a sensational catch, diving backward to secure the breakthrough that shifted momentum in Afghanistan’s favour. Naib’s celebration reflected the intensity and significance of the moment, as Afghanistan gained the upper hand.

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Spectacular catch to dismiss Ashton Agar

Naib’s impact continued in the 18th over when Naveen-ul-Haq induced a tempting delivery outside off-stump. Ashton Agar, aiming to accelerate Australia’s innings, unleashed a powerful cover drive. However, positioned strategically inside the circle, Naib executed a remarkable dive to his left, clutching a low catch with his non-preferred hand. His athleticism and commitment were on full display, epitomizing Afghanistan’s determination to secure victory against a formidable opponent.

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Gulbadin Naib’s impenetrable bowling display

Bolstered by Naib’s heroics, Afghanistan’s bowling unit delivered a disciplined performance, containing Australia’s batting lineup effectively. Naib’s figures of 4 wickets for 20 runs in his allotted 4 overs were pivotal in restricting Australia to a modest total of 127 runs in 19.2 overs. His contributions with the ball not only dismantled Australia’s middle order but also played a crucial role in Afghanistan’s historic triumph.

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In a high-stakes Super Eight clash at the T20 World Cup 2024, experienced all-rounder Gulbadin Naib emerged as Afghanistan‘s standout performer, showcasing his bowling prowess to lead his team to a historic 21-run victory over Australia at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, St Vincent. Wicket of Marcus Stoinis The defining moment came in the… 

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