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USA vs Pakistan Highlights, T20 World Cup 2024: USA Secures Shocking Victory Over Pakistan in Super Over

-By ArdorComm News Network

In a stunning turn of events at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, the United States defeated Pakistan in a thrilling T20 World Cup match on Thursday. The match, which went into a Super Over after both teams ended with tied scores, saw the USA emerging victorious.

Match Summary

Pakistan Innings:

  • Total: 159 for 7 in 20 overs
  • Key Performances:
    • Babar Azam: 44 off 43 balls
    • Shadab Khan: Crucial partnership with Babar, contributing significantly to the score
    • Shaheen Afridi: 23 not out off 16 balls
  • Bowling Highlights:
    • Nosthush Kenjige: 3 wickets for 30 runs in 4 overs

Pakistan, after being invited to bat first, faced early setbacks and were struggling at 26 for 3 within 4.4 overs. Babar Azam and Shadab Khan stabilized the innings with a 72-run partnership. Shaheen Afridi’s late surge ensured Pakistan reached a competitive total.

USA Innings:

  • Total: 159 for 3 in 20 overs
  • Key Moments:
    • Final ball drama: Nitish Kumar hit a four off Haris Rauf’s last delivery to tie the match and push it into a Super Over

Chasing a target of 160, the USA kept up with the required run rate but needed 5 runs off the final ball to win. Nitish Kumar’s boundary off the last ball leveled the scores, leading to a Super Over.

Super Over:

  • USA Set Target: 19 runs
  • Pakistan’s Reply: 13 runs

In the Super Over, the USA set a challenging target of 19 runs. Pakistan, in their response, could only manage 13 runs, handing the USA a shocking and memorable victory.

Highlights

  • Venue: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas
  • Match Decider: Super Over
  • Player of the Match: Nosthush Kenjige for his impressive bowling performance

This victory marks a significant achievement for the USA cricket team, showcasing their growing capabilities in the international cricket arena. The match was filled with intense moments and ended in a dramatic finish, making it a memorable encounter in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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