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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: USA defeats Canada by 7 wickets

By Akanksha - June 2, 2024 - Last updated on Jun 03, 2024 02:09 PM
ICC T20 World Cup 2024: USA defeats Canada by 7 wickets

At the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, the United States secured their first ICC T20 World Cup 2024 victory thanks to Aaron Jones's blistering knock and Andries Gous's crucial half-century.

In the ICC Men's T20 World Cup opening game, Canada batted magnificently to register 194 for 5 against the USA after being asked to bat first.

Canada maintained their momentum because of the fifties from Navneet Dhaliwal (61 off 44 balls) and Nicholas Kirton (51 off 31 balls), and they were able to compile a formidable total at the end thanks to a 16-ball 32 cameo from Shreyas Movva. Movva gave Canada's innings the much-needed boost with 21 runs in the last over.

Corey Anderson, Harmeet Singh, and Ali Khan claimed a wicket for the United States of America. The USA's best chase in Twenty20 Internationals was 169, so if they want to make history on the first night of this huge event, they will have to do some serious damage. Canada's 194/5, which beat Netherlands vs. Ireland's 193/4 in 2014, is currently the highest total by an associate side at the men's T20 World Cup.

Five records were broken during the USA vs Canada match

Third-highest chase in T20 World Cups

With a successful pursuit of 195, the United States currently owns the record for the most successful run chase in T20 World Cup history. England set the record for the most successful run chase in the T20 World Cup with 230 against South Africa in 2016. South Africa holds the second-highest successful run chase in T20 World Cup history, having pursued 206 against the West Indies in 2007.

Team Opposition Year Total
England South Africa 2016 230/8
South Africa West Indies  2007 208/2
USA Canada 2024 197/3
Australia Pakistan  2010 197/7
West Indies  India  2016 196/3

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Equal the second most sixes in a T20 World Cup innings

Jones struck his first six in the ninth over, bowled by Nikhil Dutta, following a very calm start. After that, the right-hand hitter was unstoppable as he attacked both seamers and spinners in an inning that included ten sixes.

These ten hits were the same as the number of sixes Chris Gayle got in the opening match of the first-ever T20 World Cup in 2007. Jones now holds the equal second-most sixes in an innings of a T20 World Cup game, whether it be women's or men's. Gayle would go on to beat his record nine years later in 2016.

Player Team Opponent and Year Sixes
Chris Gayle West Indies England (2016) 11
Chris Gayle West Indies South Africa (2007) 10
Aaron Jones USA Canada (2024) 10
Deandra Dottin West Indies South Africa (2010) 9

Second-highest stand in a Men's T20 World Cup match for the third wicket

The second-best stand for the third wicket in a Men's T20 World Cup match was the 131-run partnership between Jones and Gous, which came off 58 balls. When Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan of England combined for 152 runs on the third wicket against Sri Lanka in 2014, they set a record.

Team Opposition Year Partnership
0 England Sri Lanka 2014 152
1 USA Canada 2024 131
2 South Africa West Indies 2007 120
3 Australia Pakistan 2014 118
4 Bangladesh West Indies 2007 112

Highest partnership for USA in a Men’s T20I match

In the T20I format, Jones and Gous's partnership was the greatest the USA has ever had for any wicket. It should be noted that three of the top five partnerships in USA T20I cricket have against Canada.

Batter 1 Batter 2 For the wicket Partnership Opponent and Year
Andries Gous Aaron Jones 3rd 131 Canada (2024)
Sushant Modani Gajanand Singh 5th 110 Ireland (2021)
Corey Anderson Nitish Kumar 4th 104 Canada (2024)
Monank Patel Steven Taylor 1st 104 Canada (2024)
Aaron Jones Ian Holland 1st 91 Bahamas (2021)

Fastest half-century for the USA

Jones needed just 22 balls to achieve his fifty. This marked the quickest half-century ever achieved by a batter hailing from North America.

Fastest century stand in a World Cup Men's T20 match

In addition, Jones and Gous' 131-run partnership was the quickest to 100 runs in a T20 World Cup match. Together, they scored 100 runs in just 42 balls.

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