T20 World Cup: USA beat Pakistan in historic triumph after thrilling Super Over win

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In Texas, the T20 World Cup saw a thrilling Super Over win by the USA that caused a massive and historic shock by defeating Pakistan.

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The match extended beyond the regular 20 overs as the USA and Pakistan teams both tallied up 159 runs. The game was hosted at the Grand Prairie Stadium, and this was the first appearance in the tournament for the USA team. In the last over, the American team scored 14 runs, which resulted in the final score being equal to Pakistan's.

Starting the Super Over with their turn to bat, the USA team increased their momentum by scoring 18 runs for one wicket. Aaron Jones managed to score 11 runs before getting run out, and the remaining seven runs came from extra deliveries, adding pressure on their opponents.

After hitting three balls, Iftikhar Ahmed led Pakistan to a score of five with zero losses. Unfortunately, his impressive performance was cut short as Nitish Kumar made an amazing catch near the border, causing Pakistan's score to drop to 13 with one loss. This was all thanks to the skillful tactics of USA bowler, Saurabh Netravalkar, who managed to limit Pakistan's progress.

After securing a remarkable victory against Canada last Sunday with a seven-wicket win, the USA team is currently leading Group A and has a favorable chance of advancing to the Super 8s round. In the tournament, the top two teams from the four groups will progress to the quarterfinals.

The official player of the match award was received by Monank Patel, the captain of the USA team, who referred to the outcome as a "massive accomplishment".

After defeating Pakistan and making our debut, I'm extremely pleased with how the guys played, expressed the speaker.

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We worked as a team throughout the game, from the start to the finish. When we won the toss, we focused on taking advantage of the circumstances and our bowlers deserve recognition for their performance.

"We noticed that they restricted their score to 160 which we believed to be achievable."

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The skipper of Pakistan, Babar Azam expressed disappointment with his team's batting performance.

According to him, we failed to maximize our batting opportunities, and they gained a lot of momentum as a result. Our team had a rough patch during the middle overs where we lost two consecutive wickets. As a team that relies on batting, it is important to work together to form partnerships - something we did not do well in this game.

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The USA did a fantastic job. They outperformed us in all areas of the game.

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"USA's Super Over Against Pakistan: How It Happened"

Pakistan struggled in the beginning of their regulation innings, having lost three wickets by the fifth over. However, they managed to bounce back and ended up with a final score of 159 for seven.

Babar Azam, the leader of the Pakistan team, managed to score 44 runs in 43 balls, and he hit two big shots that went over the boundary line. In addition, Shadab Khan faced 25 deliveries and added 40 runs to the scoreboard. The lower-order batsman, Shaheen Afridi, showed his skills with an impressive knock of 23 runs, not out, off just 16 balls.

The United States seemed to be smoothly progressing in their response, having achieved a score of 104 with only one wicket lost by the 14th over.

After skipper Patel scored a 50 from 38 balls and Andries Gous made 35 runs with 26 deliveries, they were left with a target of 56 runs to win in 44 balls.

However, when Monank was removed from the game during the 15th over, the team needed a six from Jones on the third to last ball and a four from Kumar on the final delivery to even the score and necessitate a Super Over.

"Cricket's Win In The USA: Impact?"

The ICC is organizing a big tournament in the United States for the very first time. The United States is also hosting the tournament alongside the West Indies.

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Patel is certain that their victory against Pakistan, who won the championship in 2009 and were twice the runners-up, will be a significant moment for the sport in the United States.

He stated that winning against Pakistan in the World Cup will definitely present us with numerous opportunities.

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The USA cricket community will surely be informed about it. It is clear that organizing the World Cup in the USA and playing as a team will contribute to the development of cricket in the country.

Before the tournament, the United States caught attention by winning against Bangladesh 2-1 in a series of practice games.

When questioned about whether their impressive victory over Bangladesh is no longer a stroke of luck, Patel replied, "We're not concerned with other people's opinions."

We are aware of our efforts and strengths, and we concentrate solely on the specific game at hand.

One of the greatest rivalries in the world of cricket will be witnessed on Sunday as Pakistan and India face each other in Group A of the Men's T20 World Cup. The game will be held in New York and will commence at 3.30pm according to UK and Ireland time. The build-up of the match will start at 3pm, as shown on Sky Sports Cricket.

The United States will once again face India in their upcoming match on Wednesday June 12th, which will take place at the same venue in New York, kicking off at 3.30pm.

The two games will take place at the Nassau County Cricket Stadium in Long Island, which has been built specifically for this purpose. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has guaranteed that any problems with the playing surface will be addressed, having already dealt with issues during previous matches between Sri Lanka and South Africa, as well as India and Ireland.

T20 Inc and the ICC both agree that the cricket pitches at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium have not been performing as well as we had hoped, according to a statement released by the ICC.

The exceptional team responsible for maintaining the pitch have been putting in a great deal of effort since yesterday's game finished to rectify any issues and ensure that the playing surfaces are of the highest quality for the rest of the matches.

Catch all the games of the Men's ICC T20 World Cup as they happen, exclusively on Sky Sports, culminating in the ultimate showdown on Sunday June 29th.

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