American batsman broke records by hitting a barrage of sixes in his first match of T20 World Cup

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. Host USA played brilliantly in the first match of ICC T20 World Cup. In the match played against Canada, due to the stormy innings of Aaron Jones, the team easily chased the target of 195 runs and registered a win. By playing an unbeaten innings of 94 runs in 40 balls, this batsman gave the team a big win of 7 wickets in 17.4 overs. During the match, Jones made a record of sixes and the team set many records simultaneously.

The first match of the ICC T20 World Cup was spectacular. After winning the toss against Canada, the host USA decided to bowl first. Navneet Dhaliwal and Nicholas Kirton scored half centuries and took the score to 194 runs for 5 wickets. While chasing the target, USA suffered early setbacks but Andries Gaus and Aaron Jones made such a partnership that turned the match in their favor. Both the batsmen scored half centuries and made many records while making a century partnership.

Aaron Jones sets record
Against Canada, America's Aaron Jones played an unbeaten innings of 94 runs in 40 balls. During this, he hit a total of 10 sixes. West Indies' Chris Gayle hit 10 sixes during his century in 2007, which Jones equaled. The highest number of sixes hit in an innings by America was 5. This batsman broke the record set by Gajanand Singh against Ireland in 2021. Jones made the record of doing this feat fastest by hitting a fifty in 22 balls for America.

Records made during the match
During this match, the pair of Andries Gaus and Aaron Jones made many records. The US team has now come third in the list of those who chased the most number of targets in the ICC T20 World Cup. This means that the US successfully achieved the third biggest target in the history of the tournament and registered a win. Andries Gaus and Aaron Jones made the second-highest partnership for the third wicket in the T20 World Cup. This is the biggest partnership for any wicket for the US. The pair made the record for the fastest 100-run partnership in the history of the tournament.

first published : June 2, 2024, 2:52 pm IST

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