Pakistan Shocked by USA in T20 World Cup Opener

Pakistan Shocked by USA in T20 World Cup Opener

New Delhi. In a surprising turn of events, Pakistan was defeated by host nation USA in the opening match of the T20 World Cup. This unexpected loss has become a topic of discussion worldwide, putting Babar Azam's team under intense scrutiny. The anger and disappointment among Pakistani fans are palpable, with social media flooded with reactions and memes.

A Pre-India Match Blow

Losing to America before their highly anticipated match against India is a significant setback for Pakistan. The American team outplayed the 2009 world champions in a thrilling super over, leaving Pakistani fans heartbroken. From bowling to fielding, the USA team showcased superior cricket skills.

The Nail-Biting Match

The match, held in Dallas, saw Pakistan batting first. However, they faced a tough challenge as American bowlers took three wickets during the powerplay. Despite this, Pakistan managed to post a total of 160 runs in 20 overs. The American team, in their chase, scored 159 runs, pushing the match into a super over.

In the super over, American players Aaron Jones and Harmeet Singh batted first, scoring 18 runs and setting a target of 19 runs for Pakistan. Mohammad Amir's three wides contributed significantly to the tally. Saurabh Netravalkar, a former Indian Under-19 player, bowled the final over, conceding only one boundary, which was a leg bye. Pakistani batsmen Iftikhar, Fakhar Zaman, and Shadab managed only 13 runs in response.

America made history by winning the match by 5 runs in the super over, marking a monumental moment in their cricketing journey.

This shocking defeat has sent ripples through the cricketing world, highlighting the unpredictability of the sport. As Pakistan regroups for their next match, the loss to America serves as a stark reminder of the challenges that lie ahead in the T20 World Cup.

Fans' Reactions

The defeat has not gone down well with the Pakistani public. Many fans expressed their frustration and disbelief, with some even shedding tears over the loss. Social media influencer Momin Saqib voiced the collective sentiment, stating, "America defeated us in the first match itself. We are shocked by this defeat."

One distressed fan remarked to the media, "This team plays with our emotions. We are insulted everywhere."


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