27.5 C
New York
Saturday, July 20, 2024
HomeSportsT20 World Cup 2024: England and South Africa advance to semifinals

T20 World Cup 2024: England and South Africa advance to semifinals

Date:

Related stories

Hardik Pandya announces separation with his Serbian wife Natasa

India all-rounder Hardik Pandya announced his separation from his...

Golfer Sahith Theegala shines at Genesis Scottish Open, tied for fourth

Indian-American golfer Sahith Theegala is making waves at the...

Alcaraz dominates Djokovic to secure Wimbledon title

Carlos Alcaraz delivered a commanding performance at Wimbledon on...

India hopes for gold medal in Paris Olympics in hockey

India ended a 41-year wait for an Olympic men's...

Gautam Gambhir becomes head coach of the India’s cricket team replacing Dravid

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir was named head coach...

Chris Jordan’s superb hat-trick guided England to a commanding 10-wicket triumph over the United States in the T20 World Cup. His figures of 4-10 restricted the US to 115 all out, setting the stage for a comfortable chase by England. Skipper Jos Buttler then hammered an unbeaten 83 from just 38 deliveries, propelling his side to victory in a mere 9.4 overs.

Making a stellar comeback, Jordan shone with his hat-trick in the 19th over, dismissing Corey Anderson, Ali Khan, Nosthush Kenjige, and Saurabh Netravalkar. This remarkable feat marks the first hat-trick by an Englishman in any men’s T20 international.

Reflecting on his achievement, Jordan commented, “It’s an incredible feeling, especially to restrict the USA in such a special setting. I’ve been close to a hat-trick before, so it’s great to finally achieve it.” Buttler lauded Jordan’s performance, stating, “He executed his plans superbly, and securing a World Cup hat-trick is a tremendous accomplishment.”

Meanwhile, in Antigua, South Africa secured their place in the semifinals by defeating the West Indies by three wickets in a rain-affected match. Pursuing a revised target of 123 from 17 overs, South Africa successfully chased down 124-7 with an over to spare. Tabraiz Shamsi played a pivotal role with the ball, claiming 3-27 to restrict the West Indies to 135-8.

South Africa captain Aiden Markram expressed relief at reaching the semifinals but acknowledged areas for improvement, saying, “It’s a relief to reach the semis, but we’re

- Advertisement -

not complacent because we would have preferred a more convincing performance.” With this victory, South Africa joined England as the semifinalists from Super Eight Group 2.

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories