Pakistan, the 2009 T20 World Cup winners, suffered a shocking defeat to USA in their opening match of the tournament. Led by Babar Azam, the Men in Green were expected to cruise past the debutant team, but what transpired was a catastrophic collapse. The match ended in a thrilling tie, with USA emerging victorious in the Super Over.

The Pakistan fans were left heartbroken, and legendary fast-bowler Wasim Akram didn’t mince words in his criticism of the team’s performance. “Pathetic performance” was his blunt assessment of the match.

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Akram was particularly disappointed with the team’s blunders on the field, which allowed USA to tie the match and then win the Super Over by 5 runs.

Pakistan’s defeat has made their road to the Super Eight stage uncertain. With matches against India, Ireland, and Canada still to come, Akram warned that Pakistan¬†will struggle to qualify for the next stage. The loss has also left a bitter taste in the mouth of Pakistan fans, who had expected an easy victory against USA.

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Pakistan’s performance was all the more surprising given their dominant display in the first innings. However, it was their inability to capitalize on their strong start that proved to be their downfall. The team’s inability to score more than 19 runs in the Super Over, as compared to USA’s 13 runs, ultimately cost them the match.

For Pakistan, this defeat is a wake-up call ahead of their crucial matches in the tournament. They will need to regroup and refocus if they are to salvage their campaign and make it to the Super Eight stage. For now, however, the Men in Green are left reeling from a crushing defeat that has left them struggling to find their footing in the tournament.

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As Pakistan look to bounce back from this disappointing loss, they will be hoping to draw inspiration from their past successes. With their talent and experience, it is still possible for them to turn their campaign around. But for now, they will be left grappling with the painful memories of their defeat to USA.

By Ritik Sharma

A common man who is doing calm se kaam, a failed cricketer, still in love with it. Establishing my journey into Journalism & if you love my articles then share it with your dear ones Instagram - @ritiksharma45

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