Jos Buttler
Chris Jordan’s hat-trick and Jos Buttler’s half-century against the USA have propelled defending champions England into the semifinals of the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

England secured a spot in the semifinals of the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup with a dominant 10-wicket win over the USA. Chasing a target of 116 runs, England reached their goal in just 9.4 overs. Jos Buttler led the charge with an unbeaten 83 off 38 balls, while Phil Salt played a supporting role. Buttler attacked both pacers and spinners alike, ensuring a swift victory. England needed to finish the chase in 18.4 overs or less to qualify but achieved it with ease, boosting their Net Run Rate and likely securing the top spot in their group.

As for the USA, their first appearance at a global event comes to an end. The USA struggled to build on a promising start, managing only 115 runs. Early wickets in hand, they faltered in the middle overs as boundaries dried up. Andries Gous fell early, but Nitish Kumar’s aggressive play kept the USA in the game during the Powerplay.

Once spin was introduced, the USA’s batting crumbled. Corey Anderson and Harmeet Singh tried to rebuild, but after Harmeet’s dismissal, the USA lost their last five wickets for no runs in just six balls. Saurabh Netravalkar and Harmeet Singh bowled well initially, but Jos Buttler’s onslaught soon took the game away from them. For England, Chris Jordan made history by becoming the first bowler to take a hat-trick, helping the team bowl out the United States for 115 runs in 18.5 overs.

Last Updated on June 23, 2024

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