USA Defeats Pakistan in Super Over at T20 World Cup

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USA vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2024 Super Over
USA clinches a thrilling victory over Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2024, winning in an intense super over.

The eleventh match of the T20 World Cup 2024 was played yesterday between America and Pakistan. In this match, the American team defeated Pakistan. America created history by defeating Pakistan in the Super Over in the Grand Prairie Stadium match. However, Pakistan is facing a lot of criticism for this embarrassing defeat. Regarding the match, Pakistan, who lost the toss and batted first, scored 159 runs for the loss of seven wickets. In response, the American team could only score 159 runs in 20 overs and the score was tied.

America gave a target of 18 runs in the super over

In this super over, the US team got the chance to bat first, while Pakistan gave the responsibility of bowling to Mohammad Aamir. Aaron Jones made a great start by hitting a four on the first ball of this over, then scored a total of 3 runs on the second and third balls. The fourth ball of the over was wide, making a total of 2 runs and then after that with one more run on the fourth ball, USA’s score reached 10 runs. The 5th ball was again wide, making 2 runs and after that Jones scored 2 runs on the 5th legal delivery. Aamir then bowled the next ball wide, on which a total of 3 runs were scored, with this the score of the US team reached 17 runs without any loss, while with one run on the last ball of the over, the US team gave Pakistan a target of 19 runs to win.

A look at Pakistan’s Super Over performance

Iftikhar Ahmed and Fakhar Zaman took charge in Pakistan’s attempt to achieve the target of 19 runs in the super over. SaurabhNetravalkar was bowling the over from America’s side. No runs were scored on the first ball of the super over. Iftikhar Ahmed was standing on strike, then Saurabh defeated him. Chachu hit a four on the next ball of the over. Saurabh’s next ball was wide.

Pakistan now needed 14 runs from 4 balls. Iftikhar had a chance to play a great shot on the third ball of the over but he was caught out at long off. Pakistan now needed to win by scoring 14 runs in 3 balls. Saurabh bowled the next ball wide as well. After this, on the fourth ball of the over, the ball took the edge of Shadab Khan’s bat and went for a four. Now nine runs were needed from two balls. Shadab Khan took a double on this ball. Now seven runs were to be scored on the last ball. However, Shadab was out after scoring one run. In this way, Pakistan lost by 5 runs in the super over.

Babar took responsibility for the defeat

After the powerplay, Pakistan’s score was only thirty runs. During this time, they also lost three wickets. The Pakistani captain claimed that his team was unable to take advantage of the powerplay. However, he also scored 5 runs off 14 balls during this period. In an interview given after the match, Babar Azam said, “While batting, we did not take advantage of the first six overs.” The team was constantly under pressure due to the fall of wickets. We were unable to form an effective alliance.

Babar Azam claims that the US team performed better than Pakistan in the areas of batting, bowling and fielding. He said, “We lost because our spinners failed to take wickets in the middle overs.” The US, which performed better than us in all three categories, deserves full credit for the victory. He also said that there was some moisture in the pitch due to which we could not analyze the pitch properly.

Pakistan may be eliminated from the World Cup

The road to Super 8 has become challenging for the Pakistani team as they have suffered defeat in their opening match of Group A. They will face India on 9 June and if they lose, their participation in the T20 World Cup may end at the group stage itself.

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Group A

Team Match Win Lose No Result Point NNR
America 2 2 0 0 4 +0.626
India 1 1 0 0 2 +3.065
Pakistan 1 0 1 0 0 0.000
Canada 1 0 1 0 0 -1.451
Ireland 1 0 1 0 0 -3.065

Group B

Team Match Win Lose No Result Point NNR
Scotland 2 1 0 1 3 +0.736
Australia 1 1 0 0 2 +1.950
Namibia 2 1 1 0 2 -0.309
England 1 0 0 1 1 0.000
Oman 2 0 2 0 0 -0.975

Group -C

Team Match Win Lose No Result Point NNR
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 2 +6.250
West indies 1 1 0 0 2 +0.411
Uganda 2 1 1 0 2 -2.952
Newlands 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
PNG 2 0 2 0 0 -0.434

Group -D

Team Match Win Lose No Result Point NNR
South Africa 1 1 0 0 2 +1.048
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 2 +0.539
Bangladesh 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Nepal 1 0 1 0 0 -0.539
Srilanka 1 0 1 0 0 -1.048

 

 

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