Born in South Africa, played for America, now making a splash in the T20 World Cup

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. South Africa defeated the USA by 18 runs in the first Super-8 match of the T20 World Cup 2024. The hero of the victory was Quinton de Kock, who gave the African team a strong start by scoring 74 runs in 40 balls. American batsman Andries Gaus also batted well in this match. But he could not win the match for the team. However, despite the defeat, he is being praised everywhere.

Andries Gaus was born in South Africa. He used to play first class cricket for the African team. But due to not getting a chance in international cricket, he went to America and started playing cricket from here. Talking about international career, Andries has played 10 T20 International matches for America so far. During this, he has scored a total of 343 runs. Which also includes 4 half-centuries. He is also performing brilliantly in the World Cup 2024.

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Gaus' domestic cricket career has been amazing. He has scored more than 5000 runs here. Gaus has played 60 first class, 57 List A and 56 T20 matches so far. During this time he has scored 3746, 1861 and 1418 runs respectively. He has scored a total of 11 centuries and 21 half-centuries. Gaus played an innings of 80 runs in 47 balls in the match against South Africa. During his innings, he hit 5 fours and 5 sixes.

After losing the toss and batting first, South Africa scored 194 runs for the loss of four wickets in the stipulated 20 overs against the US. After De Kock, Aiden Markram scored the most runs. He played an innings of 46 runs in 32 balls. While chasing the target, the US team could only score 176 runs in 20 overs.

tag: ICC T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup, United States of america

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