USA Cricket Stuns Pakistan in T20 World Cup Thriller (Super Over Finish!)

USA vs Pakistan T20 World Cup

Upset in Dallas: USA Stuns Pakistan in T20 World Cup Thriller!

The cricket world witnessed a sensational upset on Thursday as the United States pulled off a stunning victory against Pakistan in the ongoing T20 World Cup. The match, held at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, went down to the wire, with both teams tied at 159 after their respective innings.

USA vs Pakistan T20 World Cup

Pakistan, batting first, struggled early on, losing three wickets for just 26 runs. However, a crucial partnership between Babar Azam (44 runs) and Shadab Khan (72 runs) steadied the ship, guiding them to a respectable total of 159 for 7. Pace bowler Nosthush Kenjige was the pick of the American bowlers, claiming 3 wickets for just 30 runs.

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The chase by the USA was equally dramatic. Chasing a target of 160, they needed just 5 runs from the final ball to win the match. Nitish Kumar, with a last-ditch boundary off Haris Rauf, forced the game into a nerve-wracking Super Over.

Super Over T20 World Cup

The Super Over itself was a nail-biter. Set a target of 19 runs, Pakistan could only manage 13, thanks to some exceptional bowling by Saurabh Netravalkar. This unheralded American hero, a 32-year-old software engineer at Oracle by day and a passionate cricketer by night, emerged as the unlikely match-winner.

Saurabh Netravalkar USA Cricket

Netravalkar’s story adds another layer to this incredible win. He was once part of the India U19 World Cup team in 2010, but his career took an unexpected turn. After a brief stint in the Ranji Trophy for Mumbai, he moved to the USA for his Master’s degree at Cornell University. This multi-talented individual, juggling his tech career with his love for cricket, has become an overnight sensation, inspiring a generation of American cricket fans.

USA Cricket T20 World Cup

This victory for the USA will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest upsets in T20 World Cup history. It proves that on any given day, in the thrilling world of cricket, anything is possible.

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