T20 World Cup 2024: USA Defeats Pakistan in Thrilling Super Over

In a thrilling match at Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, USA clinched a historic victory over Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The game ended in a heart-stopping Super Over, where USA managed to pull off a surprising win.

Mohammad Amir bowled the Super Over for Pakistan, but USA scored 18 runs, losing just one wicket. Pakistan’s response was insufficient, as they scored only 13 runs, losing one wicket, and USA won the Super Over by 5 runs.

Earlier in the regular 20-over match, Pakistan had set a target of 160 runs for USA. USA started their chase and lost their first wicket at 36 runs when Mohammad Rizwan caught Steven Taylor off Naseem Shah’s bowling. They lost their second wicket at 104 runs when Andres Goss was bowled out for 35 runs.

USA’s third wicket fell at 111, with Monanik Patel caught by Mohammad Rizwan off Mohammad Amir’s bowling. Aaron Jones made a significant contribution with 36 runs, and Nitish Kumar scored 14 runs, helping USA level the match with Pakistan and leading to the Super Over.

In Pakistan’s innings, they scored 160 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs. Pakistan’s openers, Mohammad Rizwan and Usman Khawaja, fell early with the score at just 20 runs. Mohammad Rizwan was caught by Steven Taylor off Saurabh Netravalkar for 9 runs, and Usman Khawaja was caught by Nitish Kumar.

Babar Azam Scored 44 Runs

Fakhar Zaman was the third wicket, caught by Steven Taylor off Ali Khan after scoring 11 runs. Shadab Khan played a vital innings, scoring 40 runs off 25 balls before Saurabh Netravalkar caught him off Nitish Kumar’s bowling. Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam scored 44 runs before Jasdeep Singh dismissed him lbw at 125 runs.

Shaheen Shah Afridi contributed 23 runs, while Haris Rauf remained not out with 3 runs. Nosthush Kenjige took 3 wickets, Saurabh Netravalkar claimed 2 wickets, and Ali Khan and Jasdeep Singh picked up one wicket each for USA.

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Playing XI:

USA: Steven Taylor, Monank Patel (capt, wk), Andries Gous, Aaron Jones, Nitish Kumar, Corey Anderson, Harmeet Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Saurabh Netravalkar, Ali Khan

Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Haris Rauf

This victory marks a significant achievement for USA cricket, as Pakistan has a strong record in T20 cricket, having reached the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup six times.

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