Gaus-Harmeet Singh brought relief to SA, this dangerous bowler turned the match around like this

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New Delhi. The US team may have lost the high scoring match against South Africa, but there was a time when the African team looked breathless in this match. The main reason for this is the sharp batting of US opening batsman Andrew Gaus and middle order batsman Harmeet Singh. At one time the US team seemed to be on the verge of defeat, but these two together brought it back into the match. Gaus played an unbeaten innings of 85 runs in 27 balls. Harmeet Singh scored 38 runs in 22 balls. Harmeet also took two wickets in two balls.

The American team needed 60 runs to win in the last four overs. Gaus was playing after scoring a half-century while Harmeet was also scoring runs fast. In the 16th over, both of them scored 10 runs with the help of a four. The 17th over was bowled by Tabrez Shamsi, which both of them thrashed fiercely. In this over, both of them scored a total of 22 runs with the help of three sixes. In this way, the team now needed only 28 runs to win in the last two overs. It seemed that if they continued to play like this, the match could go in America's bag.

Kagiso Rabada changed the course of the match
South Africa captain Aiden Markram looked tense. He asked his main bowler Kagiso Rabada to bowl the 19th over instead of the 20th over. This decision proved to be correct. He got Harmeet Singh caught out at square leg on the very first ball. From here the match became a mere formality. A total of two runs were scored in the 19th over. Seven runs were scored in the last over. In this way South Africa won the match.

first published : June 20, 2024, 11:01 IST

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