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ICC T20 WC: USA vs. South Africa - USA's Four Highest Team Totals in T20Is

The USA’s rise in T20 cricket is marked by these remarkable innings, showcasing not just individual brilliance but also strategic acumen

On June 19, 2024, the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium is set to witness a thrilling encounter between the USA and South Africa in the T20 World Cup Super Eight. As we gear up for this clash, let's revisit the top four highest team totals by the USA in T20Is, showcasing their batting prowess and strategic brilliance on the international stage.

230 for 3 against Canada

In a historic match on April 9, 2024, at Prairie View, the USA racked up an impressive 230 for 3 against Canada. This monumental total was anchored by splendid half-centuries from Steven Taylor, AndriesGous, and captain Monank Patel. Taylor's explosive 54 off 25 balls, studded with seven fours and three sixes, set the tone for the innings.

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Steven Taylore in action

 Monank Patel's commanding 68 off 35 balls, peppered with ten fours and two sixes, further propelled the USA's charge. AndriesGous's 57 off 35 balls, with three fours and four sixes, provided the perfect middle-order stability.

Canada's bowlers struggled to contain the onslaught, with five of them going at over 11 runs per over. In reply, despite a valiant 74 from Aaron Johnson, Canada could only manage 199, handing the USA a comfortable 31-run victory. Saurabh Netravalkar, Shadley van Schalkwyk, and Harmeet Singh each took two wickets, sealing the deal for the USA.

201 for 6 against Singapore

On July 12, 2022, in Bulawayo, during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier B, the USA posted a formidable 201 for 6 against Singapore. This match saw Steven Taylor and Jaskaran Malhotra both score 58 runs, with Taylor's blitz coming off 31 balls and featuring seven fours and two sixes. Malhotra’s 58 off 33 balls included two fours and four sixes, driving the USA to an imposing total.

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Another Steven Taylor show

Singapore's response was dismal, as they crumbled to 69 all out in just 15.2 overs. Saurabh Netravalkar's stellar bowling performance of 5 for 12 in 4 overs, with an economy of just 3.00, was instrumental in the USA's commanding 132-run victory.

197 for 3 against Canada

On June 1, 2024, the USA marked their T20 World Cup arrival with a stunning victory over Canada in Dallas. Chasing a challenging 195, Aaron Jones and AndriesGous put on a masterclass. Jones’s unbeaten 94 off 48 balls, featuring ten towering sixes, and Gous's 65 off 46 balls laid the foundation for a seven-wicket win with 14 balls to spare.

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Taylor celebrating his fifty

The partnership between Jones and Gous, which added 131 runs at a blistering rate, showcased the depth and firepower of the USA batting line-up. The crowd’s chant of "USA! USA!" echoed through the stadium as Jones sealed the win with two sixes off Nikhil Dutta.

188 for 6 against Ireland

In a historic match on December 22, 2021, at the Broward County Stadium in Lauderhill, the USA recorded 188 for 6 against Ireland. This match was significant as it was the USA's first T20I win over a full member. Gajanand Singh and Sushant Modani’s 110-run partnership was the cornerstone of the inning. Singh’s 65 and Modani’s 50 provided the stability and acceleration needed to set a challenging target.

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Gajanand Singh playing an attacking shot

Ireland’s reply fell short, as they managed only 162 for 6, with Tucker's unbeaten 57 being the only notable contribution. Saurabh Netravalkar and Monank Patel took two wickets each, securing a memorable 26-run victory for the USA.