USA vs PAK T20 World Cup: ‘Fixer’ made Pakistan miserable, 17 balls were bowled in the super over, America won

New Delhi. Pakistani cricket fans must have become accustomed to this by now. After all, this is not the first time that their team has been a victim of upset in the World Cup. The history of the T20 World Cup begins with Pakistan’s defeat. India defeated Pakistan in the very first match of the first T20 World Championship played in 2007. That match was also tied first and then India won it. Now Pakistan has lost again in its very first match of the T20 World Cup 2024. America first tied the match and then won in the Super Over. Let us know how America turned the tables in the Super Over.

The match between Pakistan and America was played in Dallas on Thursday night. Batting first, Pakistan scored 159/7. In reply, America’s innings also stopped at 159 runs for 3 wickets. After the match was tied, a super over was played. Pakistan handed over the ball to Mohammad Aamir in the super over. The same Aamir who was once banned due to spot fixing. Call it a coincidence or misfortune, but Aamir proved to be a villain for Pakistan this time too. America batted first in the super over. Aaron Jones and Harmeet Singh took charge from their side.

America’s batting in the super over
First ball: Aaron Jones hit a four off Mohammad Aamir’s ball. Jones sent the short ball pitched outside the off stump to the boundary. (USA: 4/0)

Second ball: Aaron Jones pushed the yorker length ball to long on and scored two runs. (USA: 6/0)

Third ball: Aamir’s excellent yorker. Aaron Jones somehow saved his wicket. The American batsman ran for a run. (USA: 7/0)

4th ball (wide): Rizwan could only stop the ball going outside the leg stump in an incomplete manner. A run bye was also given along with the wide. (USA: 9/0)

Fourth ball: Aaron Jones plays the full-toss ball to square leg and takes a single. (USA: 10/0)

5th ball (wide): Rizwan could not catch the ball outside the leg stump properly. The American batsmen also took a run by running. (USA: 12/0)

Fifth ball: Aaron Jones played on cover and scored two runs. (USA: 14/0)

6th ball (wide): Aamir bowled a slower ball outside the off stump. Harmeet ran for a bye run from the non-strike end. Rizwan threw, but neither did the ball hit the stumps nor was there anyone to catch it. As a result, the American batsmen ran 2 runs. (USA: 17/0)

Sixth ball: Jones scored one run. He was run out while trying to take the second run. (USA: 18/1). In this way Pakistan gave 7 extra runs in the super over.

Saurabh Netravalkar bowled the super over from America’s side. However, he also bowled 2 wide balls in this over. That means Saurabh bowled a total of 8 balls in the super over but Pakistan could not take advantage of it.
Pakistani batsmen could score only 13 runs in this super over. In this way, America won the super over and secured its two points and reached the first position in the points table.

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

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