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USA left in shambles as West Indies coast to nine-wicket victory

The West Indies dominated the United States, securing a comprehensive nine-wicket victory in the T20 World Cup 2024 match.

Throughout this tournament, the USA has held their ground against various opponents, but the West Indies showcased their superiority in this encounter. Led by a stellar bowling display, particularly by Roston Chase, the West Indies restricted the USA to a modest total. Chase’s performance was pivotal as he dismantled the USA’s middle order, setting the stage for their downfall.

In response, Shai Hope blazed an unbeaten 82 off just 39 deliveries, smashing eight sixes in a display of sheer power. Partnered by Nicholas Pooran, who contributed with 55 not out, the West Indies reached their target with a staggering 55 balls remaining and nine wickets in hand.

The match highlighted Hope’s explosive batting, particularly his record-breaking fifty off 26 balls, the fastest by a West Indian in T20 World Cup history. The USA struggled to contain him, as his aggressive onslaught ensured an early finish to the game.

Earlier, the USA had shown promise during their innings, with Andries Gous initially setting a strong pace. However, once Alzarri Joseph removed Gous, the USA faltered, failing to build substantial partnerships. Chase and Andre Russell capitalized on this, stifling the USA’s progress and restricting them to a manageable score.

Overall, it was a commanding performance by the West Indies, bouncing back emphatically in the tournament after earlier setbacks. The victory underscored their dominance and bolstered their position as contenders in the T20 World Cup 2024.

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