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WATCH: Canada players starts celebrating before losing to USA in Super Over


In a recent game of T20 World Cup 2022 America Qualifiers in Antigua on Wednesday, Canada players started celebrating early, thinking that their wicket-keeper Hamza Tariq ran out USA player Rusty Theron on the last ball of the match. While they were celebrating the dismissal, Theron and Ali Khan took a second run as well.

This happened in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup America region qualifier game in Antigua, where Canada captain Navneet Dhaliwal won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers, Hiral Patel and Rayyan Pathan stitched 33 runs for the first wicket before Patel got out by Ian Holland in the last over of the powerplay. Pathan soon got out by Holland, when the scorecard read 36/2.

Captain Dhaliwal (44) and Ravinderpal Singh (44) then stitched 90 runs for the fourth wicket before Dhaliwal was removed by former South Africa pacer Rusty Theron. Theron and Ali Khan picked up one wicket each and Canada eventually posted a total of 142/5 at the end of their allotted overs as well.

While chasing, the USA had a poor start as they reduced to 44/5 by the 10th over, with Steven Taylor (6), Monank Patel (0), Xavier Marshall (28), Aaron Jones (6) and Ian Holland (4) failed to step up. Nisarg Patel and USA’s first ODI centurion Jaskaran Malhotra added a 42-run partnership for the sixth wicket before Nisarg got out by Jatinderpal Matharu. Karima Gore has then scored a quickfire 31 off 15 cameo before being dismissed on the penultimate ball of the game as well.

And then, they required three runs of the last ball, with Ali Khan and Rusty Theron in the middle. Khan tried to smash a six against Matharu but missed and Theron completed a run. Although there was an MS Dhoni-like run out attempt at the striker’s end by Hamza Tariq, and started celebrating, thinking that the batsman failed to reach the crease on time, he failed to notice Theron has already reached the crease.

And he also pushed Khan to take a second run to push the game into a one-over eliminator as well. In the super over, the USA successfully beat Canada by eight runs to virtually qualify for the Global Qualifiers for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 as well, which will take place in Australia.

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