Twitter erupts as USA stuns Pakistan to record a historic win in T20 World Cup 2024

Jun 7, 2024

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In a sensational upset, the United States of America (USA) pulled off a historic victory over Pakistan in the 11th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 at the Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas.

USA restricts Pakistan for 159

Electing to bowl first, the USA bowlers did well to restrict a star-studded Pakistan batting lineup to a total of 159/7 in their 20 overs. Babar Azam (44 runs) and Shadab Khan (40 runs) were the only Pakistani batsmen to score significantly. Nosthush Kenjige (3/30) and Saurabh Netravalkar (2/18) were the pick of the American bowlers, picking up crucial wickets at regular intervals.

USA reaches to 159 in dramatic fashion

Chasing a challenging target of 160 runs, the USA batsmen displayed remarkable composure. Monank Patel (50 runs) and Aaron Jones (36 not out) anchored the chase with valuable contributions. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, the USA batters kept chipping away at the target, with contributions from Andries Gous (35 runs) and Nitish Kumar (14 not out) proving crucial.

A nail-biting finish and Super Over

The match went down to the wire as the USA required 14 runs from the final over. They managed to tie the scores on the last ball, sending the crowd into a frenzy. A Super Over was required to determine the winner.

In the Super Over, the USA posted 18 runs on the scoreboard. However, in reply, Pakistan could manage only 13/1 off their six balls.

USA skipper Monank Patel, who impressed with his batting performance, was awarded the Player of the Match.

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Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Wow Netravalkar and Kumar doing it for Amreeka against Pakistan.
What a Great day for US cricket. Truly incredible #T20WorldCup

— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 6, 2024

Cricket has arrived in America!! USA beat Pakistan in round games. This is a huge outcome for the game and the tournament! @T20WorldCup #USAvsPAK

— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) June 6, 2024

Team USA defeated Pakistan by 5 runs…well done 👏🏻#PakvsUSA

— Wazhma Ayoubi 🇦🇫 (@WazhmaAyoubi) June 6, 2024

Wow wow wow wow!!! USA vs Pakistan

What a game. 🤯🤯🤯🤯

🇵🇰 🇺🇸 #t20worldcup

— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) June 6, 2024

Incredible performance by @usacricket .. A performance so far so typical of Pakistan cricket .. #PAKvUSA

— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 6, 2024

What a swag. Brilliant batting by Monank patel.

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) June 6, 2024

The USA have created history with a spirited performance against a pedigreed side that just did not turn up! #USAvsPakistan

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 6, 2024

Monank Patel walks and looks and bats like Shreyas Iyer. #USAvPAK #PAKvUSA

— Prantik (@Pran__07) June 6, 2024

This is one magnificent innings from the USA captain, Monank Patel. Exquisite shots, exuding confidence. #USAvPAK

— Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (@ahsannagi) June 6, 2024

WHAT. A. FINISH!!!! 🤩🤩#TeamUSA wins their second match of the @ICC @T20WorldCup against Pakistan by 5 runs! 🔥#T20WorldCup | #USAvPK | #WeAreUSACricket 🇺🇸

— USA Cricket (@usacricket) June 6, 2024

G̶a̶m̶e̶. S̶e̶t̶. M̶a̶t̶c̶h̶ Upset. What. A. Match. 🔥

Two in two for the hosts. ✅#T20WorldCup #USAvPAK

— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) June 6, 2024

Monank Patel saw Pakistan as the opponent in the game. Aur andar ka Gujarati jaag gaya. Ha ha.. terrific knock

— Aadit Kapadia (@ask0704) June 6, 2024

Respect button for @usacricket

The #T20WorldCup has come alive! ⚡️#AavaDe | #USAvPAK
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— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) June 6, 2024

Serious serious performance so far from the USA. #PAKvUSA #T20WorldCup

— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 6, 2024

Well played Monank Patel. You made Indians day. #PAKvsUSA #USAvsPAK

— Satya Prakash (@_SatyaPrakash08) June 6, 2024

I have seen Babar Azam play many fine innings. This 44(43) won’t be among them. On a decent surface, he looked strangely out of rhythm.

— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 6, 2024

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