Updated June 7th, 2024 at 10:10 IST

'Cheating hai, USA bolke Indians khila diye': Fans didn't hesitate to mock PAK after losing to USA

Pakistan faced humiliation from fans after losing to the USA in the T20 World Cup, prompting widespread mockery and disappointment.

Reported by: Aryan Suraj Chadha
Babar Azam | Image:AP
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In a thrilling encounter at the ICC T20 World Cup, Pakistan set a target of 159/7 against the United States. The USA responded strongly, reaching 159/3 in 18 overs but ended up in a tie with Pakistan after a gripping game. The match proceeded to a Super Over where the USA emerged victorious by 5 runs, with Monank Patel shining as the Player of the Match for his impressive 50 off 38 balls. Both teams displayed excellent cricket skills in this intense Group stage match, thrilling the audience at the Grand Prairie Stadium.

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On Thursday, June 6, 2024, Pakistan lost heartbreakingly to the United States of America (USA) in a Super Over. The Men in Green failed to score the 19 runs that the USA had set in the Super Over, losing by five runs.

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USA elected to field first after winning the toss. After losing early wickets, Pakistan faltered, but captain Babar Azam struck 44 runs off 43 balls and Shadab Khan scored a rapid 40 runs off 25 balls to help the side reach 159/7 in 20 overs.

Nosthush Kenjige grabbed three wickets for the USA, while Saurabh Netravalkar two. In the chase, the USA needed 15 runs in the last over to prevail.

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But Haris Rauf could not hold onto the lead in the last over, giving up 14 runs and forcing a Super Over. A half-century by USA captain Monank Patel—50 runs off 38 balls—was crucial.

Fans poured into social media after the game to make fun of Pakistan for their loss. Memes and comments on the underwhelming 2024 T20 World Cup performance by the Babar Azam-led team were all over social media.

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Player of the Match went to USA skipper Monank Patel for his outstanding 50-run performance during the run chase. The squad is presently leading Group A's points standings after two straight wins. The stage is set for an electrifying clash as Pakistan gears up to face India on June 9, 2024, in the ICC T20 World Cup, scheduled to take place in New York. The anticipation doesn't end there, as the USA cricket team will square off against India on June 12, 2024, adding an extra layer of excitement to the tournament. Cricket fans around the world are eagerly awaiting these thrilling matchups.

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Published June 7th, 2024 at 10:10 IST