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“Dominant Victory: USA Crushes Canada 4-0, Ready to Conquer T20 World Cup!”

In a significant boost to their preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, USA secured a commanding 4-0 series victory over their neighbors Canada by winning the fifth and final T20I match in Houston on April 13.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Canada, led by skipper Saad Bin Zafar, posted a competitive total of 168/5. Contributions from Aaron Johnson (33), Harsh Thaker (38), and Dilpreet Singh (33) played a key role in setting up the total. USA’s bowlers, including Sauarbh Netravalkar, Shadley van Schalkwyk, and Nisarg Patel, managed to restrict the Canadian batsmen, with Patel and van Schalkwyk picking up two wickets each.

In response, USA faced an early setback, losing three wickets with just nine runs on the board. However, a brilliant counter-attacking innings from former Canada international Nitish Kumar turned the tide in favor of USA. Nitish smashed a quickfire 64 off 38 balls, supported by Harmeet Singh and Nisarg Patel, guiding USA to victory with four wickets in hand. Nitish Kumar was awarded the Player of the Match for his outstanding performance.

The victory in the final match capped off a dominant series performance by USA, who had already secured the series with three consecutive wins. They won the first match by six wickets, chased down a target of 132 runs set by Canada. The second match saw USA posting their highest-ever T20I total of 230/3, with aggressive batting performances from Steven Taylor, Monank Patel, and Andries Gous. Although Canada put up a strong fight in the third and fourth matches, USA emerged victorious on both occasions, thanks to notable contributions from Harmeet Singh, who was named Player of the Series, Monank Patel, and Steven Taylor.

The series served as a valuable opportunity for both teams to fine-tune their squads ahead of the T20 World Cup, where they are placed together in Group A alongside India, Pakistan, and Ireland. The rivalry between USA and Canada is set to continue as they will face each other again in the opening match of the T20 World Cup on June 1.

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