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USA defeated us in all three departments, Babar Azam said on the shameful defeat


Pakistan lost in the super over America caused an upset by defeating Pakistan

New Delhi. Pakistan has suffered a humiliating defeat in its first match of the T20 World Cup 2024. Host USA has kept alive its hopes of reaching the Super 8 in this World Cup by defeating it in the Super Over. In this match played in Dallas, Pakistan’s batting, bowling and fielding were all very poor. After the defeat, Pak captain Babar Azam said that his/her team could not bat well in the first 6 overs. Babar admitted that the hosts proved his/her team second best in all three departments.

Mohammad Aamir bowled aimlessly in the super over and gave 18 runs including 7 wides. After which Saurabh Netravalkar conceded 13 runs and gave America a 5 run upset win over former champion Pakistan in a thrilling match. This is America’s second consecutive win in this World Cup. In Aamir’s super over, America scored 18 runs on the loss of one wicket with the innings of Aaron James (11) and Harmeet Singh (00 not out). In reply, Pakistan’s team could score only 13 runs on the loss of one wicket in Netravalkar’s over. Fakhar Zaman (00 not out), Iftikhar Ahmed (04) and Shadab Khan (03 not out) came out to bat for Pakistan.

T20 World Cup 2024: The biggest upset in the T20 World Cup, USA defeated Pakistan in the Super Over

After the defeat, Babar Azam said, ‘We could not take advantage of the first 6 overs while batting. You always come on the backfoot due to continuous fall of wickets. As a batsman, you need to move forward and build a partnership. We could not perform well with the ball in the first 6 overs. Our spinners also did not take wickets in the middle overs, due to which we had to suffer.’

Earlier, chasing Pakistan’s target of 160 runs, America tied the match by scoring 159 runs for 3 wickets with the help of captain Monak Patel’s (50) half-century and his/her 68-run partnership for the second wicket with Andries Gaus (35). Aaron Jones (36 not out) and Nitish Kumar (14 not out) scored 13 runs in the last over to tie the match.

Babar said, ‘It is difficult to digest the defeat. The credit for the victory goes to USA. They played better than us in all three departments. There was some moisture in the pitch. The ball was sometimes going up and sometimes down. But as a player you need to adjust to these conditions.’ Pakistan will face India in the second match on June 9.

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