T20 World Cup 2024
USA Stuns Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2024, Netizens React Sharply To Shocking Defeat
By CricShots - Jun 7, 2024 11:59 am
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In a dramatic turn of events, the USA pulled off a stunning upset against Pakistan in their Group A clash at the T20 World Cup 2024. Both with the bat and ball, the USA delivered a spectacular performance, matching Pakistan’s 159-run total and then clinching victory in the Super Over. This surprising outcome left Pakistan fans deeply dissatisfied, leading to a wave of criticism on social media.

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Pakistan’s struggles began with their captain, Babar Azam, who was primarily held accountable for their poor start in the powerplay. Babar batted with a strike rate of only 26 in the first six overs, and even as his innings progressed, he barely managed to maintain a strike rate just over 100 by the time he was dismissed.

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The team’s woes were compounded by lackluster performances from Fakhar Zaman, Azam Khan, and Iftikhar Ahmed. Despite playing against a USA team making their World Cup debut, Pakistan could only muster a total of 159 runs.

On the bowling front, Pakistan managed to claim just three wickets during the USA’s chase. The match reached a thrilling climax when USA’s Aaron Jones and Nitish Kumar scored 11 runs off the final three balls, forcing the game into a Super Over. In the Super Over, Pakistan’s performance deteriorated further.

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They faltered both with the bat and the ball, ultimately losing the match by five runs. Fans took to social media to express their frustration, describing Pakistan’s performance as embarrassing and criticizing the players for their underwhelming display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

This unexpected defeat against the USA has complicated Pakistan’s journey in Group A. Initially expected to secure victories against the USA, Canada, and Ireland, Pakistan now faces a more challenging path to the Super 8 stage. With only two teams advancing, the USA, buoyed by their victory, now appear to be strong contenders to move forward alongside India. Pakistan, on the other hand, must regroup and significantly improve their performance to keep their World Cup hopes alive.