Team USA won their first ever Twenty20 International with a 10 run win on the Duckworth Lewis Stern method in Hamilton, Bermuda. After the morning game between Canada and hosts Bermuda was abandoned with 1 point each, USA were also battling the weather for much of the afternoon and after a delayed start there were several stoppages.
The pitch was taking plenty of turn, so much so that USA bowled 18 of their 20 overs with spinners and despite making slightly heavy weather of the chase, USA got the win by 10 runs on DLS as they were on the brink of chasing the Cayman Islands total of 68.
It moves USA to 3rd in the table in the Americas T20 World Cup Qualifier after the 2nd round of matches.
Watch all the highlights of the match below as USA will take the crucial 2 points before looking ahead to the challenge of their nearest and oldest rivals, Canada on Wednesday.
Up next for Team USA are Cayman Islands on Monday. The USA will play Canada, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands in the WT20 Americas’ Region Final from August 18 to 25, 2019.
Bermuda v United States – Lost by 6 runs
United States v Cayman Islands – Won by 10 runs (DLS)
United States v Canada
United States v Bermuda
Cayman Islands v United States
Canada v United States
Team USA squad:
Saurabh Netravalkar (C – Marin 1, Northern California Cricket Association)
Steven Taylor (VC – Sheffield Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Timroy Allen (Strykers Cricket Club, Florida Cricket Conference)
Cameron Gannon (Queensland, Australia/USA)
Karima Gore (Antigua/USA)
Aaron Jones (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Muhammad Ali Khan (Ohio All Stars, Unity Cup)
Jaskaran Malhotra (Triggers Cricket Club, Houston Cricket League)
Xavier Marshall (Villagers Athletic Sports Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)
Monank Patel (Freedom Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Nisarg Patel (Vijayta Cricket Club, Southern California Cricket Association)
Timil Patel (Vijayta Cricket Club, Southern California Cricket Association)
Jasdeep Singh (Smashers Cricket Club, Cricket League of New Jersey)
Hayden Walsh Jr. (Atlantis Cricket Club, New York Metropolitan Cricket League)