The United States of America (USA) is currently facing the Netherlands in the ninth match of the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Harare in Zimbabwe. When called upon to bat first, the US recorded a total of just 211 runs on the board as they struggled to get going.
Pacer Ali Khan has returned to the US for this game after serving his suspension. It didn’t take long for him to make an impact when he struck in the fourth over and drew first blood for his team in the most important game. The lanky pacer sent Vikramjit Singh making 8 runs.
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But what caught the eye of many was his celebration after taking the wicket. Ali Khan took the tape out of his pocket and applied it to his mouth after the dismissal. To the aforementioned, he was banned after getting into a heated fight with the batter in one of the games, for which he considered that he brought up this celebration.
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SEE- American Ali Khan covers his mouth with duct tape
Ali Khan violated ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel Article 2.5 during the USA vs. Jersey match in the ICC ODI Playoff Qualifier when he sent off the batsmen after choose land.
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Ali Khan was fined 15% of his match fees and was also given 1 demerit point. He already had 3 demerit points to his name before that game. The total of 4 demerit points led to his suspension for two games. Notably, he posted the best figure by an associate bowler in that match when he returned with figures of 7/32.
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ICC World Cup 2023: Shayan Jahangir’s gutsy 71-run strike leads USA to 211 runs
Asked to bat first the USA came under tremendous pressure losing 6 wickets for just 88 runs. But after that, Shayan Jahangir took responsibility and rescued his team from trouble. He played a gutsy 71-run stroke aided by 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Shayan Jahangir was well received by Gajanand Singh (33) and Jessy Singh (38). Vital lower-order contributions propelled the US to a total of 211 runs in combat, which at one point seemed impossible.
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