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West Indies vs. USA: T20 World Cup 2024 Match Review

West Indies vs. USA: T20 World Cup 2024 Match Review

The West Indies dominated the USA at the picturesque Kensington Oval in Barbados, securing a convincing nine-wicket victory.With this crucial Super Eights game in the books, fans were left exhilarated and eager to watch more epic battles in the coming weeks.

Match Summary:

  • Date: Friday, 21 June 2024

 

  • Venue: Kensington Oval, Barbados

 

  • Result: West Indies won by 9 wickets

USA’s Batting Struggle:

  • Sent in to bat first by West Indies skipper Rovman Powell, the USA faced a disciplined bowling attack. Their innings never gained momentum, with wickets falling at regular intervals.

 

  • Andries Gous top-scored with 29, while Nitish Kumar, Milind Kumar, and Shadley van Schalkwyk contributed modestly.

 

  • The West Indies bowlers, led by Roston Chase (3/19) and Andre Russell (3/31), kept the pressure on, restricting the USA to a modest total of 128.

Shai Hope’s Heroics:

  • In pursuit of the target, the West Indies opener Shai Hope unleashed a breathtaking assault. His unbeaten 82 off 39 balls left the USA bowlers helpless.

 

  • Hope’s eight sixes resonated like thunder as he guided the West Indies to victory within just 11 overs.

 

  • His partnership with Nicholas Pooran (27* off 12 balls) sealed the deal, leaving the USA stunned.

Super Eight Standings:

  • This victory marked the West Indies’ first win in the Super Eights phase.

 

  • They now stand a chance to secure a semifinal spot if they can overcome South Africa in their final Super Eights clash.

USA’s Dilemma:

  • The USA faces an uphill battle, having lost both their Super Eight matches.

 

  • Their fate hinges on their clash against England. A win could propel them into the semifinals, but it’s a tall order.

Player of the Match: Roston Chase:

  • Chase’s economical bowling and crucial breakthroughs tilted the scales in favor of the West Indies.

Injury Woes:

  • The West Indies had to make changes due to injuries. Shai Hope replaced the injured Brandon King, and Obed McCoy stepped in for Romario Shepherd.

USA’s Reshuffle:

  • The USA made two changes, bringing in Milind Kumar and Shadley van Schalkwyk to replace Shayan Jahangir and Jessy Singh.

What Lies Ahead:

  • With their net run rate boosted, the West Indies brace for a do-or-die clash against South Africa.