29 Jun 2024

India lifts T20 World Cup 2024, edge past South Africa by 7 runs, Virat Kohli hit 76 off 59; see highlights

India edged past South Africa by 7 runs in the final match of T20 World Cup 2024 at Kensington Oval, Barbados. 

Team India has won the T20 World Cup after 17 years. With this, the Indian team ended the 11-year drought of ICC trophy. India won the last ICC tournament in 2013.

Chasing 177 in the game, South Africa were restricted to 169/8 in 20 overs. Earlier, Virat Kohli anchored with a gritty 76 off 59 as India posted a total of 176 for 7 in 20 overs, which is the highest total by any team in the final of a men's T20 World Cup. 

India recovered from a shaky start 

India were reduced to 34 for 3 in 4.3 overs but a crucial 72-run stand between Kohli and Axar Patel bailed the team out of trouble. Axar fell for 47 off 31 while Kohli hit 76 off 59. Keshav Maharaj and Anrich Nortje picked two wickets apiece for 23 and 26 runs, respectively.

Virat Kohli's 76 off 59 balls helped India recover from a shaky start and get to a score of 176/7, thus breaking the record for highest score in a T20 World Cup final. 

Kock and Tristan Stubbs steadied the South African ship 

South Africa were also off to a shaky start with Reeza Hendricks falling in the second over to a gem of an outswinger from Jasprit Bumrah. Captain Aiden Markram fell in the next to Arshdeep Singh. 

Quinton de Kock and Tristan Stubbs then steadied the South African ship with a 58-run stand off 38 balls. India kept a finger on the South African innings with frequent wickets though, with Stubbs falling to Axar Patel and De Kock falling top Arshdeep. Heinrich Klaasen then suddenly seemed to take the game away from India by smashing 24 runs in the 15th over but India fought back with Hardik Pandya sending him back in the 17th over.

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