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The ninth edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, taking place in the U.S.A and West Indies, witnessed one of the biggest upsets in the history of cricket as the hosts, United States of America pulled off the unthinkable and defeated Pakistan in a Super Over thriller on Thursday.

In this article, we’ll look at all the big news that took place on Thursday, June 6, but before that, let's check the matches scheduled for the day.

Today's match preview

ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024:

  • Canada vs Ireland: In the 13th match of the T20 World Cup 2024, Canada are scheduled to face Ireland in Group A clash at the  Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York. Both Canada and Ireland lost their previous fixtures against the U.S.A. and India respectively. The two sides will face each other on Friday, June 7, at 08:00 p.m. IST.

Major cricket events that happened on June 6

USA dismantle Pakistan's bowling attack in thrilling Super Over win

The T20 World Cup 2024 co-hosts, United States of America pulled off a sensational victory against the 2009 T20 World Cup winners, Pakistan on Thursday. After ripping apart Pakistan's experienced top order, U.S.A batters' incredible efforts helped them to tie the score at 159 in regular time, forcing a Super Over. Mohammad Amir gave away 18 runs in the Super Over as Pakistan failed to chase the target and could only manage 13 runs at a loss of 1 wicket. With this win, the USA have clinched the pole position in Group A consisting of India, Pakistan, Canada, and Ireland.

Berrington and Leask help Scotland beat Namibia by 5 wickets

After winning the toss, Namibia elected to bat first and managed 155 runs on the board at a loss of 9 wickets. Namibia skipper Gerhard Erasmus scored 52-off-31 while Scotland's Brad Wheal picked up three wickets and Brad Currie took two wickets. During the chase, Scotland skipper Richie Berrington smashed two sixes and fours each as he played an unbeaten knock of 47 runs in 35 balls while Michael Leask's 17-ball 35 onslaught helped his side win the game by five wickets with nine balls remaining. With this win, Scotland took the top spot in Group B followed by Australia, Namibia, England, and Oman.

BCCI release domestic cricket calendar for 2024-25 season

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) unveiled the domestic cricket calendar for the 2024-25 season.  The season will commence with red-ball cricket, featuring the prestigious Duleep Trophy. This will be followed by the Irani Cup and the Ranji Trophy, featuring the first five league matches.  Next, the white-ball tournaments will take centre stage, beginning with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, followed by the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The Ranji Trophy will then resume with the final two league matches, culminating in the knockout stages.

ICC relocates Pakistan’s team hotel to reduce commute time after PCB’s complaints: Reports

The International Cricket Council (ICC) reportedly relocated the Pakistan cricket team’s team hotel ahead of their first game in the  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Ahead of the 2009 T20 World Champions’ season beginner against the United States of America, the international cricketing governing body relocated the team’s hotel in New York. Not only this, but even the Sri Lankan team expressed concerns over their travel time from the hotel to the stadium in New York.

WATCH: Dale Steyn gives hilarious reaction as USA staff member teaches him bowling

South African legend Dale Steyn, who is included in the commentary panel for the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in the U.S.A and West Indies, was recently spotted getting bowling lessons from an American staff member, who was clearly not aware of the former South African pacer's identity. Steyn's first delivery barely missed the stumps while his second ball was a full toss that hit the stumps. However, the staff member told him, "It's supposed to bounce before it hits the stumps."