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Pakistan vs. USA: T20i World Cup Match 11

Pakistan vs. USA T20i World Cup Match 11

In a nail-biting Super Over showdown, the USA outshone Pakistan, showcasing extraordinary composure and skill across all facets of the game. The co-hosts ramped up the intensity as Pakistan crumbled during crucial moments, resulting in one of their most significant World Cup defeats.

Match Overview

USA 159 for 3 (Monank 50, Jones 36*, Gous 35) beat Pakistan 159 for 7 (Babar 44, Shadab 40, Kenjige 3-30, Netravalkar 2-18) via Super Over.

The USA effectively muzzled Pakistan’s experienced top order, neutralizing their power hitters. The USA’s balanced batting performance equalled Pakistan’s total, forcing a Super Over in which the hosts displayed seasoned proficiency while Pakistan succumbed to the high-pressure situation.

Key Moments

Netravalkar and Kenjige’s Bowling Brilliance

Saurabh Netravalkar, with figures of 2 for 18, and Nosthush Kenjige, claiming 3 for 30, were pivotal in containing Pakistan. Netravalkar’s dismissal of Rizwan and Kenjige’s crucial middle-over wickets significantly limited Pakistan’s score to 159.

Super Over Drama

Pakistan’s most seasoned bowler, Mohammad Amir, faltered by bowling three wides in the Super Over, coupled with additional fielding mishaps that bolstered USA’s total to 18. Netravalkar’s tight bowling, allowing just one boundary, sealed the victory for the USA.

USA’s Steady Batting

Monank Patel’s match-winning 50 off 38 balls anchored the USA’s innings. Key partnerships, especially the 68-run stand between Patel and Andries Gous, were instrumental in setting up their chase.

Pakistan’s Struggles

Despite a promising start, Pakistan stumbled at critical junctures. Mohammad Rizwan’s early dismissal and Babar Azam’s inability to convert his start into a substantial score pressured the middle order. Shadab Khan’s fluent 40 off 25 balls was a lone bright spot, yet it fell short of steering Pakistan to a dominant total.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam says, he is upset about his side’s performance in their shock defeat to the USA at the T20 World Cup.

Fielding Lapses and Extras

Pakistan’s fielding discipline was lacking, with numerous wides and overthrows. Mohammad Amir’s wides in the Super Over, coupled with an overthrow by Rizwan, gifted the USA vital runs. Such errors, especially under high pressure, proved costly.

USA’s Calm Under Pressure

The USA’s composed approach in the Super Over starkly contrasted with Pakistan’s panic. Saurabh Netravalkar’s exceptional bowling and their batters’ ability to exploit Pakistan’s mistakes highlighted their growing prowess on the international stage.

Defeating Pakistan is a significant accomplishment,” stated US captain Monank Patel. “Today is a monumental day for Team USA and the entire USA cricket community.


This victory marks a significant milestone for USA cricket, underscoring their potential to compete against top-tier teams. For Pakistan, this defeat, especially before their high-stakes match against India, raises questions about their ability to manage pressure and fielding standards. The once formidable Babar-Rizwan combination might require reassessment as the tournament advances.

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