T20 World Cup: Indian-born batsman worsened Pakistan's condition, forced them to lose by scoring a half-century

Orhan Wadia
Orhan Wadia - Editor
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New DelhiA big upset was seen in the 11th match of the T20 World Cup 2024. Host USA created history by defeating former champion Pakistan in the Super Over. Pakistan needed 19 runs to win in the Super Over. But they could not manage to make it. An Indian-origin batsman performed brilliantly in this match against Pakistan. He played an innings of 50 runs, hitting a brilliant half-century against Pak.

Actually, we are talking about America's batsman Monank Patel. Yes, Monank Patel was born in the state of Gujarat, India. But he plays for America. Patel was born on 1 May 1993 in Anand Gujarat, India. He played for Gujarat at the Under-16 and Under-18 level. Patel got a green card in 2010 and moved to the United States permanently in 2016. In May 2024, Monank was named the captain of the US team for the 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup tournament.

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Talking about the match, the US team, chasing the target of 160 runs, equalized the match by scoring 159 runs for 3 wickets. Steven Taylor and Monank Patel started the innings from their side. Both added 36 runs in 5.1 overs. This partnership was broken by Naseem Shah. Naseem ended Taylor's innings of 12 runs by getting him caught by Mohammad Rizwan. After this, Andris Gaus along with captain Monank Patel added 68 runs for the second wicket. Monank played an innings of 50 runs in the match. Which includes 7 fours and 1 six.

USA has registered 2 wins in this tournament so far. Now they have a total of 4 points in their account. They won the first match against Canada by 7 wickets. After this they defeated Pakistan in the super over match. Now their next match is against India on 12 June. It will be interesting to see how their performance is in this match.

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