Sixers on debut in T20 World Cup, American batsman sets record

New Delhi. In the first match of the ICC T20 World Cup, the host USA performed brilliantly. Aaron Jones’ storming innings in the match against Canada saw the team chase down a target of 195 runs and win easily. Playing an unbeaten innings of 94 runs in 40 balls, this batsman gave the team a big win by 7 wickets in 17.4 overs. Jones scored a six during the match and the team simultaneously set several records.

The very first match in the ICC T20 World Cup was intense. After winning the toss against Canada, the host USA decided to bowl first. Navneet Dhaliwal and Nicholas Kirton scored half-centuries to take the score to 194 for 5. Chasing the target, America suffered an early setback but Andreas Gause and Aaron Jones played a partnership that turned the match in their favour. Both the batsmen scored fifties and created several records of century partnerships.

Aaron Jones sets records
America’s Aaron Jones played an unbeaten innings of 94 runs in 40 balls against Canada. During this time he hit a total of 10 sixes. West Indies’ Chris Gayle hit 10 sixes during his century innings in 2007, equaled by Jones. The most sixes in an innings by the US was just 5. This batsman broke the record set by Gajanand Singh against Ireland in 2021. On behalf of America, Jones scored a fifty in 22 balls and set the record for the fastest feat.

Records made during matches
During this match, the duo of Andreas Goss and Aaron Jones created many records. Chasing the target of the ICC T20 World Cup, the US team has now moved to the third position in the list. This meant that the USA won, successfully achieving the third highest target in the history of the tournament. Andreas Goss and Aaron Jones shared the second-highest T20 World Cup partnership for the third wicket. This is the highest partnership for any wicket for America. The pair recorded the fastest 100-run partnership in the history of the tournament.

First published: June 2, 2024, 14:52 IST

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