WATCH: History making moment as USA clinch T20I series against Bangladesh

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Posted on: 24 May, 2024 at 07:31 AM

In the second T20I of their three-match series, USA secured a historic victory over Bangladesh by a margin of 6 runs. This win not only sealed the series for the hosts but also marked a significant moment in their cricketing journey. After being asked to bat first, USA posted a total of 144 for 6. They successfully defended this total as Bangladesh was bowled out for 138 in 19.3 overs.

The winning moment of USA

In the crucial final over of the match, USA’s Ali Khan took the ball with Mustafizur Rahman and Rishad Hossain at the crease, requiring 12 runs for victory with just one wicket remaining. Rishad, having hit a boundary on the second delivery, attempted a ramp shot on the next ball but mistimed it, resulting in the ball finding its way into the hands of the wicketkeeper. This catch secured the series victory for Monank Patel‘s team.

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Steven Taylor and Monank Patel provide a decent start

Steven Taylor and skipper Monank formed an opening partnership that yielded 44 runs during the powerplay. Taylor, who demonstrated his batting skills with two impressive sixes, fell to Rishad’s delivery in the seventh over after scoring 31 runs off 28 balls. Right on the next delivery, Rishad struck again, dismissing Andries Gous for a duck. Despite the lack of significant contributions from other batters, USA managed to set the target of 144 runs with Aaron Jones’ innings of 35 runs off 34 balls.

Bangladesh’s opening pair falters in the game

In the opening over of the second innings, Soumya Sarkar fell victim to a golden duck as he was caught and bowled by Saurabh Netravalkar. Subsequently, in the fourth over, Tanzid Hasan‘s innings came to an end when Jasdeep Singh bowled him after scoring 19 runs off 15 balls.

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Ali Khan steals the win for USA

Ali emerged as the match-winner for his team. He took crucial wickets of Shakib al Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Shakib and Rishad. The 33-year-old bowler registered an impressive spell of 3.3-0-25-3 and was named the Player of the Match for his phenomenal performance.

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