U.S. defeats Pakistan in a thrilling ‘super over’ match

USA's players celebrate after winning the game in a super over as Pakistan's Shadab Khan (L) walks off during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2024 group A cricket match between the USA and Pakistan at the Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Grand Prairie, Texas, on June 6, 2024.

A thrilling match, that had cricket fans at the edge of their seat, ended with the United States triumphing over Pakistan in a super over. Thursday’s match was the U.S.’s second match in the tournament and Pakistan’s first. The co-hosts earlier beat Canada in the opening match of the ICC T20 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024.

At the end of 20 overs, both U.S. and Pakistan were tied with 159 runs leading the match to go into a super over. In cricket, a super over consisting of six balls, is used as the tiebreaker.

U. S.’, Aaron Jones and Harmeet Singh set a target of 19 runs in the super over, however, Pakistan’s Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan managed only 13.

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