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'We Were Fully Committed...': USA Captain Monank Patel After 'Historic Win' Vs Pakistan

USA defeated Pakistan in Super Over [AP]
USA defeated Pakistan in Super Over [AP]

It was a historic day in the ICC T20 World Cup as Pakistan became only the second ICC test team to be defeated by the USA in a T20I match after Bangladesh.

 Also this game marks the first instance of Pakistan losing to a non-full member side in T20Is.

Pakistan suffered a loss to the USA in the super overs after Pakistani bowler Mohammed Amir, who bowled the last over, conceded numerous extras. 

Following USA's score of 18 runs in the super over, Pakistan's batters couldn't successfully chase down the target.

Monank Patel lauds his spirited side

Monank Patel, the captain of USA, was awarded the Man of the Match for his crucial innings of 50 runs in the historic victory. Patel displayed confidence in his team's ability to forward in the tournament. 

"Winning the toss and the way we bowled in the first 6 overs, we took wickets and kept them quiet. We knew they will take chances after their partnership. We knew we were in the game with 160 to chase, just needed a partnership. Playing in a World Cup, you don’t get a chance to do it every year. We were fully committed every single ball"-said Monank Patel post game.

The first upset of the tournament came from USA. Monank Patel mentioned they had defeated Canada in their first game. 

They are now aiming for a serious run in the T20 World Cup, which is happening in their country. Pakistan on the other hand need to re-group as they take on India in their next game on June 9 in New York.