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United States Vs South Africa, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 Highlights: USA Fight But Fall Short As SA Find Their Mojo

United States Vs South Africa, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8: South Africa overcame a tough USA fightback to take all two points in the Super 8 Group 2 opener at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at the North Sound in Antigua. Quinton de Kock found form, scoring 74, while Markram, Klaasen helped their side post 194. Chasing a big target, USA started strong, lost wickets, had their renaissance in the form of Gous and Harmeet but just feel short by 18 runs. Catch all the highlights of the USA vs SA Super Eight match at T20 WC 2024, right here

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United States Vs South Africa Highlights, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super Eight

United States Vs South Africa, ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8: South Africa overcame a tough USA fightback to take all two points in the Super 8 Group 2 opener at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at the North Sound in Antigua. Quinton de Kock found form, scoring 74, while Markram, Klaasen helped their side post 194. Chasing a big target, USA started strong, lost wickets, had their renaissance in the form of Gous and Harmeet but just feel short by 18 runs. Catch all the highlights of the USA vs SA Super Eight match at T20 WC 2024, right here (Scorecard)

Toss Time In 60!

We are just 60 mins away from the all-important toss between the United States and South Africa at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

USA Bowl First In Antigua!

Stand-in skipper Aaron Jones calls it right and has decided to insert South Africa to have a bat.

Playing XIs

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

United States: Shayan Jahangir, Steven Taylor, Andries Gous(w), Aaron Jones(c), Nitish Kumar, Corey Anderson, Harmeet Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan, Saurabh Netravalkar

Almost Time!

The national anthems are done. The players look set. The officials are out. It's almost show time in Antigua.

Cautious Start For South Africa!

Both South Africa openers Hendricks and de Kock take no risks as Netravalkar delivers a promising first over. Good cricket overall. 3/0, South Africa.

United States Vs South Africa Live Score: 13/0 (2)

South Africa get their first six as Reeza Hendricks breaks the shackles going over the covers for a maximum. Top shot!

Netravalkar Draws First Blood!

The pressure applied from Netravalkar pays off as Hendricks goes for a rash shot and perishes for 11. Dream start for the United States.

United States Vs South Africa Live Score: 45/1 (4)

Quinton de Kock goes berserk as he takes Jasdeep Singh all over Antigua to get 28 from the over. Suddenly, the pressure is on USA.

United States Vs South Africa Live Score: 64/1 (6)

Quinton de Kock continues his onslaught with Markram at the other end to give South Africa their best powerplay at the 2024 T20 World Cup.

QDK Finding Form!

Quinton de Kock finally finds form and has raced to a fifty from just 26 balls. Incredible hitting!

100 Partnership!

The 100-run partnership comes up for Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram. All smiles around as the duo is happy, South Africa are happy.

QDK Departs For 74!

After an incredible batting display, Quinton de Kock holes out at deep mid-wicket, scoring 74 from just 40 balls. USA finally have their much-needed breakthrough.

Harmeet On A Roll!

Two left-handers, two big wickets and Harmeet is on a hat-trick. David Miller goes for a golden duck as USA fight back.

Markram Falls For The Trap!

USA continued to bowl wide to Markram with fieldiers behind, and the South African skipper helps one over backward point straight down to Ali Khan.

United States Vs South Africa Live Score: 161/4 (17)

South Africa look to shift gears as USA continue to fightback. The spice on the surface has diminished. However, SA will look to post something around 190.

South Africa Finish on 194!

South Africa score 53 runs without losing any wickets from the 16-20th over to post 194 from their 20 overs.

Out come USA For The Chase!

Width on offer from Jansen, first ball, first runs for Steven Taylor. Clear intent. Good start. Very good start.

Intent, And Lots Of Intent!

Steven Taylor is taking on the South African attack to give the United States a very good start. USA are 28 for none after three.

United States Vs South Africa Live Score: 34/1 (4)

Kagiso Rabada gives South Africa a much needed breakthrough, sending the attacking Taylor back to the pavilion.

Rabada Strikes Again!

Kagiso Rabada has his second for the morning as Nitish Kumar plays one shot too many. South Africa pick two in quick time.

United States Vs South Africa Live Score: 60/3 (8)

South Africa have now taken control of proceedings at the Vivian Richards Stadium at the North Sound in Antigua. United States have all the catching up to do in the last 12 overs with the required rate over 11.

Halfway Mark!

After ten overs, USA still need 122 runs from 60 balls. SA look clear favourites from here as the co-hosts look for some magic.

Shamsi Doing Shamsi Things!

Tabraiz Shamsi and an early strike, still a better love story than twilight. South Africa on cruise control mode now to drive home.

United States Vs South Africa Live Score: 122/5 (15)

Andrew Gous cuts loose as Nortje fails to find the mark. Good passage of play for the United States. Can they pull off an unlikely upset?

50 from 18!

Gous and Harmeet have batted like a dream, but can they close it out under pressure? However, they have made a game out of this.

Game On In Antigua!

Gous is doing the unthinkable hitting it all around Antigua to somehow, somehow keep USA in the hunt.

Rabada Comes Clutch!

Kagiso Rabada brings in the squeeze with a wicket, dots and giving away just singles in the penaltimate over of the game swinging the pendulum towards South Africa.

South Africa Breathe A Sigh Of Relief

South Africa just too good when it mattered as USA can keep their heads high. No pushovers whatsoever. Incredible fight as they test SA to the limit.

Quinton De Kock | POTM

"There have been a few tricky wickets, nice to spend time out there. USA put us under pressure, it was a great game. Just trying to focus on scoring runs, rest of it will take care of itself. We have had a few tricky wickets coming into this game, so it was great to be out there. We still have a few games to win, we are coming up against big teams. It was a good game, but it changes next time. Different venue, different team, so you never know what's out there."

Aaron Jones| USA Skipper

"I don't wanna say disappointed. I thought we could have been more disciplined with the ball. But it goes this way sometimes. I think we need to be more disciplined. We will try and go back to the board. And come back stronger. Happy to be going home. I know the conditions well."

Aiden Markram | SA Skipper

"Gous played well. Made life tough for us. Couple of tidy overs from us and the margin could have been better. But lessons learnt. Nice start. At the half time, the wicket changed a little. It got slower. They bowled well. We would have loved to finish with a bang. Couple of lessons to take. Big for us that Quinny got his flow. Everyone else just chipped in. Couple of overs we could have tidied upon. A few executions here and there might have let us down. The wind was strong so I feel the bowlers have done a decent job."

And That's That, Folks. 

Thank you so much for joining us once again. Until next time, good night and take care!

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