Major T20 Upset: USA Defeats Pakistan by 5 Runs in Super Over

ICC T20 World Cup 2024; Major T20 Upset: USA Defeats Pakistan by 5 Runs in Super Over, Batsmen and Bowlers Fail.


In a shocking turn of events at the T20 World Cup, the USA defeated Pakistan by five runs in a super over, marking the tournament’s biggest upset.

The relatively unknown cricket team created a sensation by defeating one of the world’s top teams, achieving their second consecutive victory.

The USA had previously won their first match against Canada. (USA vs Canada)

This victory over Pakistan dealt a significant blow to Pakistan’s campaign, making their qualification for the second stage difficult.

Poor batting, subpar bowling, and inadequate fielding contributed to Pakistan’s humiliating defeat.

In this historic win, Monank Patel was named Player of the Match.

Against a weaker opponent, the Pakistani batting line-up failed, and the world’s top fast bowlers couldn’t defend the target.

The USA forced the former champions and past world number one team to struggle.

Pakistan’s batting, bowling, and fielding were highly disappointing.

In the super over, Mohammad Amir conceded 18 runs, including 8 extras.

Pakistan could only manage 13 runs for one wicket in their super over.

Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan failed miserably in the chase.

After losing the first match, Pakistan faces a daunting challenge against India on Sunday.

On Thursday night in Dallas, the USA needed five runs off the last ball, and Nitesh Kumar hit a boundary off Haris Rauf to tie the match. Haris Rauf conceded 11 runs off the last three balls, tying the match with a boundary.

The USA scored 159 for three wickets.

Aaron Jones scored 36 off 26 balls with two sixes and two fours, and Nitesh Kumar remained not out with 14 runs off 14 balls.

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Haris Rauf took one wicket for 37 runs in four overs, while Shaheen conceded 33 runs.

Steven Taylor and captain Monank Patel provided a 36-run opening stand for the USA.

Taylor was dismissed for 12 runs, caught behind off Naseem Shah.

Monank Patel completed his half-century in 34 balls.

Etris Gould scored 35 off 26 balls before being bowled by Haris Rauf. Monank and Gould added 68 runs for the second wicket off 48 balls.

Mohammad Amir ended Gould’s innings, who scored 50 runs with one six and seven fours.

The USA needed 45 runs off the last five overs and required 15 runs off the last over.

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, the USA restricted Pakistan to 159 for seven wickets in the allotted overs.

No batsman could score a half-century, and three batsmen couldn’t even reach double figures.

Azam Khan was dismissed for a duck in consecutive matches.

Babar Azam started slowly, scoring the highest with 44 runs off 43 balls, including two sixes and three fours.

Shadab Khan supported Babar Azam, forming a crucial partnership, taking the score to 98 runs.

However, Shadab, who scored 40 runs, was caught off Kenjige’s delivery.

Babar and Shadab shared a 72-run partnership off 48 balls. Shadab Khan scored 40 runs off 25 balls, hitting one four and three sixes.

Shaheen Shah Afridi scored 23 runs off 16 balls with two sixes and one four.

For Pakistan, captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan opened the innings, but their renowned partnership faltered as Rizwan was caught in the slip off Saurabh Netravalkar’s delivery for nine runs.

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