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USA pulls off a shocking victory against Bangladesh in 2nd T20I to seal T20 series win in Houston

United States cricket team stuns Bangladesh to clinch T20 series in Houston

The United States cricket team stunned Bangladesh with a thrilling victory in the second Twenty20 international match, securing a six-run win and sealing the three-match series in Houston.

In a nail-biting encounter, the US team successfully defended a target of 145 as Bangladesh collapsed spectacularly, losing their last eight wickets for just 60 runs and finishing on 138 all out. This victory followed their win in the opening match by five wickets, showcasing their dominance in the series.

Led by fast bowler Ali Khan, who took crucial wickets and ended with figures of 3-25, the US bowling attack played a pivotal role in dismantling the Bangladeshi lineup. Despite skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto’s valiant effort with 36 runs and former captain Shakib Al Hasan contributing 30, Bangladesh faltered under pressure.

The series is serving as a build-up for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup, scheduled to kick off on June 1 in the United States and the Caribbean, making this victory even more significant for the US team.

In their innings, the US team, captained by Monank Patel, put up a competitive total with Patel top-scoring with 42 runs off 38 balls, supported by Steven Taylor’s 31 and Aaron Jones’s 35. Despite a strong effort from Bangladesh’s bowlers Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, and Rishad Hossain, the hosts managed to reach a defendable total.

The final match of the series is set to take place in Houston on Saturday, where both teams will look to end the series on a high note.

Overall, the US cricket team’s surprising victory over Bangladesh has set the stage for an exciting finale and has showcased their potential in international cricket.

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