ICC T20 World Cup 2024: USA Creates History with A Win against Mighty Pakistan

USA unexpectedly beat Pakistan in a crucial knock and created history at the Grand Prairie Stadium Dallas.

by Aryan Lakhani
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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: USA Creates History with A Win against Mighty Pakistan
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Pakistan’s first match of the tournament couldn’t have been more dramatic! They faced USA – a team that is still making its way to the top. Comparing experience, Pakistan is miles further than the USA, and yet cricket witnessed one of the biggest upsets yesterday in the 11th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 at the Grand Prairie Stadium Dallas.

Watch the entire match highlights below: Underdogs should never be underestimated, and the USA’s performance against Pakistan reflects this statement. USA’s captain, Monank Patel, won the toss and made the wise decision to bowl first.

USA’s bowling attack came as a shock not only to Pakistan but to the entire world as they secured crucial early wickets, which pivoted the match in their direction. After a tough fight, Pakistan managed to put on a decent total of 159/7.

At this moment, people felt Pakistan’s lethal bowling attack would progressively evaporate USA’s batting lineup. But no! To everyone’s surprise, the higher-order batsmen did a fantastic job and got off to a good start.

Pakistan was only successful in taking 3 wickets. In the depth overs, fans worldwide were locked in a nerve-wracking situation as the math was leaning in Pakistan’s favour and within the blink of an eye, the match was in USA’s favour.

The final over was nothing short of a thriller; Nitish Kumar and Aaron Jones did the impossible. 1 ball 5 to win, Kumar hit a 4, and all hell broke loose! USA tied with Pakistan. Their final score was 159/3.

Pakistan vs USA Super Over

The tie led to the second super-over of the tournament.

The USA batted first and played well, but it was Pakistan’s sloppy bowling that allowed the USA to touch a strong total of 18 runs. Pakistan tried to smack boundaries, but USA’s grit, coupled with focused bowling, sealed them the biggest win ever.

USA is now at the top of the points table.

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