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Is there still hope for United States to qualify after loss to West Indies at T20 Cricket World Cup?

The United States suffers heavy loss to West Indies in T20 Cricket World Cup

In a disappointing turn of events, the United States cricket team suffered a heavy loss to West Indies in their second game of the Super Eight phase of the T20 Cricket World Cup. The U.S. posted a meager 128 runs after failing to see out their 20 overs, with opener Andries Gous top scoring with 29.

West Indies made light work of the target set by the U.S., cruising to victory with 55 balls to spare and losing just one wicket. Shai Hope was the star for West Indies, smashing 82 runs from just 39 balls, including eight sixes, at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

U.S. captain Aaron Jones expressed his disappointment with the team’s below-par batting performance, stating, “I think maybe, we probably needed a score around 175-180 and we obviously finished under par. In the middle, we lost wickets in clusters. That’s very important in T20 cricket and we never recovered from that. Obviously, we tried to take a few quick wickets in the powerplay. England will be a good challenge and we are up for it.”

Despite the loss, the U.S. has been a revelation in its first global competition and is still in contention for a spot in the semifinals. The team faces a tough challenge ahead as they will need to beat England by a healthy margin in their next match and rely on other results to go their way.

The U.S. opened the Super Eight phase with a narrow defeat to South Africa and must now overcome their net run-rate disadvantage to have a chance of progressing. On the other hand, West Indies’ dominant victory puts them in a favorable position to secure a spot in the semifinals with a win over South Africa in their final Super Eights game.

The stage is set for an exciting finish to the Super Eight phase of the T20 Cricket World Cup, with the U.S. facing an uphill battle to keep their semifinal hopes alive. Fans will be eagerly watching to see if the underdog team can defy the odds and make a remarkable comeback in the tournament.

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