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Andries Gous Fighting Knock in Vain as South Africa Beat United States by 18 Runs

USA vs SA Match Highlights

USA vs SA Match Highlights: The Super 8 round of fixtures has kicked started in style with South Africa taking on the hosts United States of America. It was a game of ups and downs for both teams as the battle was end to end from the get-go. However in the end it was South Africa who came out on top with 18 runs to win the first Super 8 game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

The pitch had a lot to offer to fast bowlers and that is why the United States after winning the toss decided to bowl first. But the decision to bowl first did not pay off as the Proteas side went on to score 194/4 in 20 overs. First Quinton de Kock with the bat showed his class then it was a master class from Kagiso Rabada along with others to outsmart the American side in this first fixture of the Super 8.

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South Africa Over Power American Side

Even though South Africa lost Reeza Hendricks in the third over it was Quinton de Kock along with Aiden Markram who switched the partnership for the South African side. de Kock with his wonderful 74 of 40 balls with five sixes and seven fours gave the perfect knock. While Aiden Markram also supported with his 46 of 32 ball innings.

For America, Harmeet Singh and Netravalkar picked up two wickets each, while the rest of the American bowling unit failed to contain the Proteas side in this crucial match of the T20 World Cup.

Kagiso Rabada was the star man with the bowl for South Africa in this game as he picked up three wickets in his four overs and conceded 18 runs which thus helped bowlers to pile up the pressure on the American players. Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, and Tabraiz Shamsi all three picked up one wicket each ending America’s innings for 176/6 in 20 overs.

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USA Failed to Chase Down 195

Andries Gous the wicketkeeper-batsman showed his willpower until the very end and did not give up the match as he played one of the best innings for America in their T20 history. Gous played a brilliant knock even though the wickets were falling at the other end. He smashed five sixes and five fours in his 47 balls, where he scored 80* runs.

Harmeet Singh also tried to support Gous with his stroke play but was dismissed by Rabada at 38 runs from 22 balls. However, it was a huge task for Andries Gous to take the United States home with 195 on target they fell short by 19 runs in the end.

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Conclusion: South Africa Beat the United States of America by 19 Runs

In the rollercoaster game of cricket in the end it was South Africa who won the match by 19 runs to get the first points in the Super 8 of this T20 World Cup. Andries Gous’s unbeaten knock for America did not help them as the combined effort from the Proteas bowlers stopped the United States from chasing down the target.

Abhinandan Krishnan
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