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India wins T20 men’s cricket world cup against South Africa

Monday, July 1, 2024

Kensington Oval stadium, Barbados
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On Saturday, in the ninth edition of the T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup, Team India won against South Africa by seven runs. The final match was played at the Kensington Oval Stadium in Barbados. This marks India’s second win in the T20 World Cup, which was co-hosted by the West Indies and the USA between June 2nd and June 29th, 2024.

After winning the toss, India decided to bat first and scored 176 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Virat Kohli top-scored with 76 runs, followed by Axar Patel with 47 runs. Hardik Pandya took three wickets, and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets.

In the second innings, South Africa scored 169 runs for the loss of eight wickets, falling short by seven runs. Heinrich Klaasen scored the highest for his team with 52 runs, followed by Quinton de Kock’s 39 runs and Tristan Stubbs’s 31 runs. Among the bowlers, Keshav Maharaj and Anrich Nortje collectively took four wickets.

After the match, India’s captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli announced their retirement from T20 international cricket. Jasprit Bumrah was awarded the Player of the Tournament, having taken fifteen wickets throughout the tournament.

South Africa’s captain, Aiden Markram commented after the match, “It’s just gut-wrenching. That’s really what it is. Each player has been on a different individual journey. And when you get really close like that, especially the nature of how the game went, it obviously adds to the emotions.”


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