Andries Gous 80*(47) superb innings couldn’t win for the USA.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 witnessed a riveting contest between USA and South Africa in the Super8 stage, culminating in a dramatic victory for South Africa by 18 runs. Here’s a detailed look at how the match unfolded:

South Africa’s Strong Start 

South Africa encountered an early setback with Reeza Hendricks departing for 11 runs. However, Quinton de Kock and Captain Aiden Markram steadied the innings with a magnificent 110-run partnership for the second wicket.

Quinton de Kock & Aiden Markram scored 110 runs for the 2nd wicket.

Quinton De Kock was the standout performer, blazing his way to 74 runs off just 40 deliveries, which included 7 fours and 5 sixes. Markram supported him admirably with 46 runs off 32 balls, featuring 4 fours and a six. Heinrich Klaasen and Tristan Stubbs provided the finishing touches with an unbeaten 53-run partnership off 30 balls, guiding South Africa to a challenging total of 194/4 in their allotted 20 overs.

USA’s Valiant Chase

In response to the daunting target, USA started positively but soon found themselves in trouble after losing 5 wickets for 76 runs. However, Andries Gous and Harmeet Singh resurrected the innings with a remarkable 91-run partnership for the 6th wicket. Gous played a stellar innings, remaining unbeaten on 80 runs from just 47 balls, striking 5 fours and 5 sixes. Harmeet Singh contributed 38 runs off 22 balls, including 2 fours and 3 sixes, injecting hope into USA’s chase.

Tense Finish

With 27 runs needed from the last two overs, the match hung in the balance. Kagiso Rabada, showcasing nerves of steel, bowled a crucial penultimate over, conceding only 2 runs and dismissing Harmeet Singh, thereby tilting the scales in South Africa’s favor. Despite Gous’ heroic effort, USA fell short of the target, finishing at 180/8 in their 20 overs.

Key Performers

For South Africa, Kagiso Rabada starred with the ball, claiming 3 wickets to stifle USA’s chase. Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, and Shamsi chipped in with a wicket each, contributing to the team’s defensive effort.


South Africa’s comprehensive victory highlighted their dominance in both batting and bowling departments, securing a crucial win in the Super8 stage of the T20 World Cup. USA, despite Andries Gous’ heroic knock, couldn’t overcome the formidable target set by South Africa.

The match served as a thrilling spectacle for cricket enthusiasts worldwide, showcasing the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket and setting the stage for more exhilarating encounters in the remainder of the tournament.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 continues to unfold with its share of thrilling moments and competitive cricket action.

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