USA VS BAN 1ST T20I

1st T20I, Prairie View, May 21, 2024, 08:30 PM

Bangladesh
153/6(20.0ov)
USA
156/5(19.3ov)

USA beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

USA 100%

Tie 0%

BAN 0%

Probable Playing XI
USA: Nitish Kumar, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones, Corey Anderson, Harmeet Singh, Andries Gous, Monank Patel(c)†, Saurabh Netravalkar, Jessy Singh, Ali Khan, Nosthush Kenjige.

Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto(c), Towhid Hridoy, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Soumya Sarkar, Mahedi Hasan, Litton Das†, Jaker Ali, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Rishad Hossain.
RECENT PERFORMANCE
  • L
    AUS Won By 28 runs (D/L method)
  • W
    BAN Won By 21 runs
  • W
    BAN Won By 25 runs
  • L
    SA Won By 4 runs
  • W
    BAN Won By 2 wickets
  • L
    SA Won By 18 runs
  • L
    IND Won By 7 wickets
  • W
    USA Tied with PAK (USA won by SuperOver)
  • W
    USA Won By 7 wickets
  • L
    BAN Won By 10 wickets
Man of the Match
Harmeet Singh
Commentry
A surprising start to the series and it just makes the series more exciting. USA will be confident now as they'll look to win the series while the visitors will hope for a much better performance. Join us on the 23rd of this month at 8.30 pm IST (3 pm GMT) for the second match. Join us earlier for the build up. Cheers!
Monank Patel, the USA skipper, says that he is happy with the way they played. Adds that the spinners were tidy with the ball and gave them a chance to chase today. Mentions that they wickets came at crucial times. Shares that they were going well till the 8th over with the bat but played a few dots balls post that. Credits Harmeet Singh and Corey Anderson for their performance. Ends by sharing that he hopes to continue in the same way going into the next two games
Harmeet Singh, the Player of the Match, says that it’s a great feeling and taking the 1-0 lead is a great advantage. Adds that they stuck till the end and did not allow Bangladesh to take them lightly. States that chasing 12 runs an over is easy for them and with Bangladesh a bowler short, he backed himself. Shares that Corey Anderson brings a lot of experience and a lot of calm to the dressing room as he has been in such situation. Ends by saying that the team looks upon him.
Najmul Hossain Shanto says they didn't bat well and feels extra 20 runs could have made the difference. Shares the batters are struggling on this kind of wicket, it was seen in the last series against Zimbabwe but hopes they'll do better in the next match. Tells the spinners bowled well but the seamers didn't execute the plans.
...Presentation...
Did Bangladesh took it lightly? They were definitely low on the score. The openers didn't show a lot of intent, both Das and Sarkar struggled to get going. However, it not for Towhid Hridoy and Mahmudullah's late flourish, Bangladesh would have ended way below 150. USA bowled well in patches, they gave away too many extras but were in the game with a par score on the board. For both teams, the spinners came out on top but we expect a side like Bangladesh to put on a much better performance than this one. Nothing to take away from USA though who have announced themselves just before the big event kicks off.
An upset to the odds! What a cracking start to the series. An impressive display from USA from both bat and ball. At one stage it felt like they have left a touch too many for the lower order to hit the winning runs. When Nitish Kumar was dismissed, USA almost saw a dark tunnel ahead as the dot balls were piling up but with Corey Anderson still out there anything was possible. The focus was on Anderson but Harmeet Singh came out of nowhere to hit Mustafizur Rahman for consecutive sixes which started the big chase. He was the one who started the damage when Anderson was struggling but USA scored 15 off the penultimate over and that tilted the stakes on the home team. With less than 10 runs to score in the final over, USA were not going away without a win from that position.
In over# 20
4
1
6
Mahmudullah 20/0(2.3)
19.3
4
FOUR! A huge roar from Singh as he hits the winning runs. Full and outside off. Singh lofts it over covers for a boundary. USA WIN BY 5 WICKETS.
19.2
1
Tad short and on off, Anderson pulls it to long on for a single.
19.1
6
SIX! An off-spinner to a lefty! Always asking for a trouble. Full and on off, Anderson slog-sweeps it over long on for a maximum, 3 runs needed now.
Mahmudullah to bowl the final over. 9 runs needed. Anderson on strike.
In over# 19
1
6
1
2
1wd
1
1wd
2
Mustafizur Rahman 41/2(4)
18.6
1
Fuller and outside off, Anderson knocks it to cover for one.
18.5
6
SIX! Anderson finally connects. Too full and on middle, in the arc for him and Anderson pounces it over long on for a biggie. 10 runs needed now.
18.4
1
Too full and outside off, Singh pushes it to cover for a single.
18.3
2
A full toss, angling outside off, Singh hits it to the left of long on. USA take two more. Good running
18.3
1wd
Wide! Bowls the wide yorker but bowls over the tramline. Singh leaves.
18.2
1
Fuller and wide of off, Anderson drives it to long off for one.