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T20 World Cup 2024 USA Vs PAK: Match Highlights, Key Moments And Videos

USA defeated Pakistan in the Super Over (Twitter)USA defeated Pakistan in the Super Over (Twitter)

In a dramatic encounter that unfolded in Dallas on Thursday, the USA team scripted a remarkable upset, toppling Pakistan in a nail-biting Super Over in Match 11 of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Invited to bat first, Pakistan posted 159/7, with Babar Azam leading the charge with a 44 off 33 balls, supported by Shadab Khan’s quick 40 from 25. Nosthush Kenjige’s three wickets and Saurabh Netravalkar’s two helped contain their total.

The USA started the chase strongly, reaching 104/1 after 13 overs. Pakistan fought back with crucial wickets, but Aaron Jones and Nitish Kumar’s heroics, including a last-ball four by Kumar, pushed the match into a Super Over.

 The USA set a challenging 18 runs in the Super Over and restricted Pakistan to 13, securing a dramatic and historic win.

Here’s the timeline of how USA vs PAK panned out in Dallas-

USA vs PAK Highlights: Early Tremors and Taylor's Take as Pakistan Wobbles

Pakistan faced a shaky start after being put into bat, quickly losing Mohammad Rizwan to a spectacular catch by Steven Taylor.

Usman Khan, stepping in at number three, also had a fleeting stay at the crease, managing only three runs before he too was caught out in the deep.

Fakhar Zaman entered with aggression, his bat speaking loudly but briefly; he was dismissed for 11, leaving Pakistan stuttering at 30/3 after the first six overs.

USA vs PAK Highlights: Babar -Shadab Forge a Fightback; Shaheen Provides Late Flourish

Captain Babar Azam and Shadab Khan steadied the ship, mending the early innings' fractures. As Shadab found his rhythm, he unleashed a barrage of stunning shots, swinging the momentum back towards Pakistan.

However, just as Pakistan seemed to be regaining control, the USA clawed their way back into the game with a double strike in the 13th over, as Nosthush Kenjige removed Shadab for 40 and then dismissed Azam Khan for a golden duck.

Babar continued to anchor the innings, scoring 44 off 43 balls before his dismissal in the 16th over. Shaheen Afridi provided the final flourish, smashing 23 not out off 16 balls to elevate Pakistan to a fighting total of 159/7.

USA vs PAK Highlights: Taylor Departs Cheaply

The USA's innings began with a hiccup as Steven Taylor departed early for 12 during the powerplay. Patel played sensibly and kept the scoreboard ticking with some wonderful shots.

USA vs PAK Highlights: Gous and Patel Forge a Vital Stand

Following Taylor’s dismissal, Andries Gous joined forces with Patel, and together they knitted a significant 68-run partnership for the second wicket.

Gous played a steady innings, contributing a brisk 35 off 26 balls, while Patel scored a fifty which helped stabilize the innings and set the stage for a competitive total. But both batters were dismissed in quick succession.

USA vs PAK Highlights: Jones-Kumar Force A Super Over

Aaron Jones once again proved his mettle by steering the team in the closing stages. With an unbeaten 36 off 26 balls, Jones was instrumental in the USA's charge towards the target.

The drama peaked when Nitish Kumar struck the only boundary of his innings on the last ball of the match to force a Super Over.

USA vs PAK Highlights: Amir's Falters, and Netravalkar Holds Nerve To Win It For The Hosts

In the ensuing Super Over, Mohammad Amir's erratic bowling and sloppy fielding by Pakistan allowed the USA to amass 18 runs.

Former captain Saurabh Netravalkar was handed the ball to defend this total. Despite a mixed start, he managed to dismiss Iftikhar Ahmed with a fantastic catch by substitute Milind Kumar as Pakistan managed only 13.