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T20 World Cup: England Obliterate USA to Reach Semis

T20 World Cup: England Obliterate USA to Reach Semis

England secured a spot in the T20 World Cup semi-finals by demolishing the USA with a dominant 10-wicket win in Barbados. England’s bowlers, led by Chris Jordan’s hat-trick, dismissed the USA for 115. Captain Jos Buttler’s explosive 83 off 38 balls ensured a rapid chase, achieving victory in just 9.4 overs.

England’s Path to the Semi-Finals

In their final Super 8s match, England needed a convincing win to boost their chances of advancing. Despite a recent loss to South Africa, England’s captain, Jos Buttler, spearheaded the victory with five sixes in one over, leading to a comprehensive win.

USA Innings Breakdown

Meeting for the first time in any format, England’s bowlers quickly subdued the USA batsmen. Early wickets, including opener Andries Gous and Steven Taylor, set the tone. Adil Rashid’s economical spell of 2-13 and Chris Jordan’s stunning final over, which included four wickets in five balls, dismantled the USA lineup.

England’s Dominant Chase

Chasing 116, Buttler and Phil Salt made quick work of the target. Buttler’s aggressive innings, supported by Salt’s steady 25, highlighted England’s batting strength, securing an emphatic win and a semi-final berth.

Post-Match Reactions

Jos Buttler, England Captain: “Topping the group and net run-rate was in my mind. Adil and Livingstone created pressure and took wickets. Jordan’s World Cup hat-trick was fantastic.”

Aaron Jones, USA Captain: “A tough game for us. We lacked discipline and didn’t perform well in our last two games. However, it’s our first World Cup, and we’ve gained significant experience.”

Upcoming Matches

South Africa will face co-hosts West Indies in Antigua on Monday to finalize the standings of England’s group.

Credit: Sky Sports

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