USA vs BAN: America created history, got rid of six sixes from Bangladesh, Mumbai-born Harmeet was the hero of victory.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. Just 10 days before the start of the T20 World Cup, a big upheaval has been seen in the cricket world. America, considered a novice, has created history by defeating Bangladesh. This is America's first victory against Bangladesh. Mumbai-born Harmeet Singh was adjudged player of the match for his explosive innings. America is also the co-host of the T20 World Cup. India's initial matches will be played here.

The T20 World Cup is to be played in America and West Indies from June 1. Bangladesh team has already reached America for its preparation. Both the teams are playing a 3-match T20 series. The first match of the series took place in Houston on Tuesday. In this match, host America defeated Bangladesh by 5 wickets. With this, it has taken a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.

Bangladesh scored 153 runs for 6 wickets in the T20 match played against America in Houston. Tauheed Hridaya scored the highest 58 runs from his side. However, Tauheed's innings was more like an ODI match than a T20 match. Tauheed played 47 balls to score 58 runs. Mahmudullah scored 31 runs in 22 balls. Soumya Sarkar contributed 20 and Liton Das contributed 14 runs. Captain Nazmul Hussain Shanto
(3) and Shakib Al Hasan (6) were out in quick succession.

American all-rounder Steven Taylor (28), who took 2 wickets for Bangladesh, along with captain Monank Patel gave a good start to his team. Captain Monank was run out after scoring 12 runs. After this, Steven Taylor and Andries Goss (23) took their team forward by making a partnership of 38 runs. America lost wickets quickly in the middle overs.

Flamboyant innings of Mumbai born Harmeet
At one time his score was 94 runs for 5 wickets. Then it seemed that Bangladesh would make a comeback in the match. But Indian-origin Harmeet Singh and Corey Anderson, who has played for New Zealand, made America win by making a partnership of 62 runs. Corey Anderson remained unbeaten on 34 runs on 25 balls and Harmeet remained unbeaten on 33 runs on 13 balls.

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