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USA Win Thier First Ever T20 Series against a Full Member Team

By Rohit - May 24, 2024 - Last updated on May 24, 2024 06:02 PM
USA Win Thier First Ever T20 Series against a Full Member Team

USA Stun Bangladesh in Historic T20 Series Win: A David vs Goliath Upset Rocks Cricket World

The cricketing world is reeling after the unranked United States National Cricket Team pulled off a sensational upset, defeating Bangladesh – a much-fancied Test nation – in a three-match T20I series held in Houston, Texas. The series win, clinched by the USA with a dominant six-run victory in the second T20I on Thursday, has sent shockwaves through the cricketing fraternity and sparked jubilation among American cricket fans.

Bangladesh Collapses Under Pressure

Chasing a modest target of 145 runs set by the USA, Bangladesh's batting lineup faltered under pressure. Openers Soumya Sarkar and Tanzid Hasan were dismissed cheaply, leaving the visitors in a precarious position early on. Despite a brief period of stability courtesy of Najmul Hossain Shanto (36), a calamitous mix-up led to Shanto's dismissal, triggering a collapse for Bangladesh.

Experienced campaigners like Mahmudullah (3) and Shakib Al Hasan (11) failed to provide any resistance, succumbing to the bowling attack spearheaded by the impressive Ali Khan (3/25) and supported by Saurabh Netravalkar (2/22) and Shadley van Schalkwyk (2/20). Bangladesh were eventually bowled out for a mere 138 runs, handing the series win to the USA on a silver platter.

USA Batsmen Lay the Foundation and made a history

Earlier in the day, the USA batsmen had displayed commendable grit and determination, posting a competitive total of 144 runs on the board. Captain Monank Patel led from the front with a well-constructed 42 runs off 38 deliveries, while openers Steven Taylor (31) and Aaron Jones (35) provided valuable contributions. Bangladesh's bowling attack, featuring established names like Shoriful Islam (2/24), Mustafizur Rahman (2/28), and Rishad Hossain (2/25), shared the spoils but couldn't prevent the USA from setting a challenging target.

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Social Media Erupts: "Darkest Day in Bangladesh Cricket History"

The unexpected series win by the USA has become a major talking point on social media. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide expressed their surprise and awe at the American team's accomplishment.

Fans took to platforms like Twitter to celebrate the historic victory, with some even labeling it as "the darkest day in Bangladesh cricket history." The contrasting fortunes of the two teams – the unheralded Americans exceeding expectations and the more fancied Bangladeshi team falling short – has fueled the narrative of an underdog triumph.

A Watershed Moment for American Cricket?

This series win could mark a significant turning point for cricket in the United States. The sport, with its growing popularity amongst immigrants and a dedicated fan base, has been steadily gaining traction in the country. The USA's success against a well-established cricketing nation like Bangladesh could provide a much-needed boost to the sport's growth and inspire future generations of American cricketers.

Bangladesh Left with Questions to Answer

For Bangladesh, this series defeat serves as a harsh wake-up call before the upcoming T20 World Cup. The team's inability to handle pressure situations and chase a relatively modest target has exposed vulnerabilities that need immediate attention. The Bangladesh Cricket Board will have to address these shortcomings and strategize effectively to navigate the challenges that lie ahead in the World Cup.

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