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Jun 11, 2024

The host country for the T20 World Cup was England, where Pakistan faced off against Sri Lanka in the final match. Pakistan emerged as the winners, triumphing over Sri Lanka by eight wickets. A total of 12 teams competed in the tournament, with Tillakaratne Dilshan being awarded the Player of the Tournament title.

The tournament started off on a sour note for England, as they suffered a defeat against the Netherlands at Lord’s. Despite this setback, England managed to advance to the Super 8s stage, where they were eventually eliminated along with the defending champions India and Australia.

Pakistan had a slow start to the tournament but managed to make it to the semifinals, where Shahid Afridi played a key role in their victory against South Africa. In the other semifinal match, Tillakaratne Dilshan’s impressive innings of 96 runs off 57 balls led Sri Lanka to a 57-run win over the West Indies.

The T20 World Cup took place shortly after the tragic armed attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, Pakistan. The pre-final anthems held special significance in light of this event. In the final match, Mohammad Amir’s early dismissal of Dilshan set the tone for Sri Lanka’s batting collapse, despite a valiant effort from Kumar Sangakkara.

Shahid Afridi once again proved his mettle in the final, scoring another half-century to lead Pakistan to victory. The tournament was filled with shocks, records, and standout performances, making it a memorable event for cricket fans worldwide.

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