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Canada Stuns USA with Imposing 195-Run Target in T20 World Cup Opener

This match holds immense significance.
June 2, 2024
Canada USA Run Target

In a historic turn of events, Canada defied expectations and set a formidable target of 195 runs for the home team USA in the opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

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Despite losing the toss at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas, Canada opted to bat first and displayed a remarkable batting performance, scoring 194 runs with only 5 wickets down in their allotted 20 overs.

The foundation for Canada’s strong total was laid by openers Navneet Dhaliwal and Aaron Johnson. The duo put on a 43-run partnership within the first 6 overs, giving Canada a solid start. While Johnson fell for 23 runs, Dhaliwal continued to shine, scoring a brilliant 61 runs off just 44 balls, including 6 fours and 3 sixes.

Following Johnson’s dismissal, Nicholas Kirton joined Dhaliwal and together they added a quickfire 62 runs in just 37 balls for the third wicket. Kirton smashed a well-paced 51 runs off 31 balls, decorated with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Shreyas Movva provided valuable support at the end, finishing unbeaten on 32 runs off 16 balls, with 2 fours and 2 sixes.

The American bowling attack struggled to contain the Canadian batsmen, with Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, and Harmeet Singh managing to take only one wicket each.

This match holds immense significance as it marks the first-ever T20 World Cup encounter between Canada and the USA. With Canada setting a challenging target, the pressure is now on the American team to chase it down successfully. It promises to be a thrilling start to the tournament, as both teams vie for victory in Group A, which also includes powerhouses like India, Pakistan, and Ireland.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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