USA vs PAK: Pakistan lost, may be out of T20 World Cup, equation changed due to America’s victory, India also suffered loss

New Delhi. Pakistan has lost its first match of T20 World Cup 2024. America made the biggest upset of T20 World Cup 2024 and forced Pakistan to drink the bitter cup of defeat. The host USA team won the match in the super over. With this victory, America has changed the entire equation of the points table in Group A. It has left India behind and has reached the first position. Pakistan is also facing the threat of being eliminated from the tournament.

The match between Pakistan and America was played late on Thursday night. Pakistan batted first and scored 159 runs for 7 wickets. In reply, America also scored 159 runs for 3 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. The match was tied. Then a super over was played. America batted first in the super over and scored 18 runs. Pakistan’s team could score only 13 runs in reply. In this way, Pakistan lost. America won the super over and got two points.

America tops the points table
This is America’s second win in the T20 World Cup 2024. With this win, it has got 4 points. Now it is at the top of Group A in the points table. The Indian team is at the second position with 2 points from one win. Pakistan (0) is at the third, Canada (0) at the fourth and Ireland (0) at the fifth position.

America can go to Super-8
In the T20 World Cup 2024, 20 teams have been divided into four groups of 5 each. 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Super-8 stage. Anyone can get a maximum of 8 points in the group. Only America and India can reach 8 points from Group A because these two teams have not lost a single match so far. Pakistan, Canada, Ireland have lost one match each and these three teams cannot go beyond 6 points. America still has to play matches against India and Ireland. If it wins even one of these matches, it will have 6 points and will remain strongly present in the Super-8 race.

Every match is do or die for Pakistan
Pakistan has only 3 matches left in the group. Now it has to play against India, Ireland and Canada. If it has to reach the Super-8 without any ifs and buts, then it will have to win these three matches. This will not be easy. Especially it will be difficult for it to win against India. Ireland has also been a master of upsets. Still, if we assume that Pakistan wins all its three matches. India also wins only three matches. America also defeats Ireland. Then India, America, Pakistan will have 6-6 points and two teams with better run rate will enter the Super-8.

India-Pakistan match on 9 June
The match between India and Pakistan is on 9th June. If the Indian team wins this match then Pakistan will be in deep trouble. Then the maximum points Pakistan will get will be 4 and that too only if it defeats Ireland and Canada. If this happens and America defeats Ireland then Pakistan may be out of the tournament. America will have 6 points as soon as it defeats Ireland. On the other hand, India will be at the forefront of the Super-8 race as soon as it defeats Pakistan. After Pakistan, the Indian team has to play against America and Canada.

It is clear that the equation of Group A in T20 World Cup 2024 has become quite complicated. Cricket lovers would not have forgotten IPL 2024 when the equation of the playoffs used to change every day. Finally, a team like RCB made it to the playoffs, which was considered out of the race after the initial defeat. Pakistan’s team will also try to make a comeback like RCB. No one knows what will happen next, but America has made the World Cup interesting by defeating Pakistan.

Tags: ICC T20 world cup, cricket in Pakistan, T20 World Cup, united states of america

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