T20 World Cup 2024: Twitter goes wild as Aaron Jones blitz power USA to a record win over Canada

Jun 2, 2024

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The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 kicked off in electrifying fashion at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Texas, with the host nation, United States of America (USA), registering a record victory over their North American neighbours, Canada.

Canada sets an imposing target

Canada, after put in to bat first, posted a competitive total of 194/5 on the board. Navneet Dhaliwal (61 runs) and Nicholas Kirton (51 runs) were the stars of the show for Canada, anchoring their innings with impressive half-centuries. The American bowlers struggled to contain the flow of runs, with Harmeet Singh (1/27) being the only bowler to deliver economical figures.

USA reaches home with ease

In reply, the USA chased down the target with 7 wickets in hand and 2.2 overs to spare, showcasing their batting prowess. Aaron Jones (94 not out off 40 balls) was the hero for the USA, smashing a brilliant knock laced with 4 fours and a whopping 10 sixes. Andries Gous (65 runs) provided valuable support at the top of the order, ensuring a smooth chase. The Canadian bowlers failed to contain the American batters, despite getting a brilliant start in the powerplay.

Aaron Jones takes home Player of the Match award

For his match-winning knock, Aaron Jones was deservedly awarded the Player of the Match trophy. His aggressive batting display set the tone for the USA’s dominant chase and provided a perfect start for the host nation in their T20 World Cup campaign.

This was the highest run-chase for the United States in T20I cricket.

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Here’s how Twitter reacted:

A stunning chase from USA, their highest ever in T20 cricket as Aaron Jones put the Canada bowlers to the sword. He finishes on 94 not out featuring 10 sixes and 4 fours. A quite scintillating innings. A star is born! #T20WorldCup #USAvCAN pic.twitter.com/1fxwNgOJNZ

— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) June 2, 2024

Incredible partnership between these two to clinch the opener for @usacricket. Such clean hitting from Aaron Jones. To hit 10 sixes in an inns is just unbelievable! Well played 👏🏼 #T20WorldCup #USAvCAN pic.twitter.com/ZPEE0OaaSC

— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) June 2, 2024

AARON JONES, THE HERO OF USA. 🇺🇲

94* (40) with 4 fours and 10 sixes. A ridiculous knock by the Barbados born Jones, a historic day for USA cricket. One of the purest striking of the cricket ball. 👌🔥 pic.twitter.com/5uMasLNGNR

— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 2, 2024

The world will now know the name Aaron Jones but this has been 5 years in the making.

There isn’t a month, day, hour or minute that this man doesn’t put his heart and soul into this sport.

No one deserves this more ❤️🙌#T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/NpMoPaZl4z

— Nikhil Uttamchandani (@NikUttam) June 2, 2024

Aaron Jones’ blistering knock of 94* from only 40 balls bags him the @Aramco POTM award 🌟#USAvCAN | #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/gLLhoZltZv

— ICC (@ICC) June 2, 2024

Aaron Jones plays for the Seattle Orcas and is putting on a show tonight to light up the World Cup opener.👏👏

USA are showing us why they managed to topple Bangladesh in the lead up to this World T 20. #USAvsCAN #T20WorldCup

— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 2, 2024

Aaron Jones, you absolute beauty! 🥹👏

That’s the fastest men’s T20I 5️⃣0️⃣ for USA 💥pic.twitter.com/fGOuaUtq1W

— MI New York (@MINYCricket) June 2, 2024

Ian Bishop handed the Player of the match award to the hero of USA, Aaron Jones. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/VS02y0II4y

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 2, 2024

Aaron Jones has the innings of a lifetime to lead USA to a 7 wicket win over Canada. 94 not out off 40 balls. 10 sixes. An all time great innings in T20I cricket for USA. They were 48/2 in 8 chasing 195 before a 19 run over vs Nikhil Dutta shifted momentum on a special night. pic.twitter.com/Zu53o99lxF

— Peter Della Penna (@PeterDellaPenna) June 2, 2024

I’m going to be Aaron Jones in my village cricket match this afternoon. Incredible! pic.twitter.com/HMD6bM8FtP

— WG RumblePants (@WG_RumblePants) June 2, 2024

Hosts USA 🇺🇲 are off the mark, having won their first ever ICC World Cup game, courtesy of Aaron Jones.

“Are you not entertained, America ?” as rightly called Nasser on commentary. pic.twitter.com/Dk1K9Xnq24

— Ragav 𝕏 (@ragav_x) June 2, 2024

AARON JONES, YOU LITTLE BEAUTY. THE BARBADIAN LIGHTING UP DALLAS. Boy, does he pack a punch.

Jones in T20s: 384 runs at 22.58, SR 106
Today: 93*(35), 10 sixes after starting off 1(5)

Childhood friend of Jofra vaam. What a knock, what a start to the T20 WC. USA dismiss Canada.… pic.twitter.com/HzDhIwFA2N

— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) June 2, 2024

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