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USA stun BD again to clinch T20 series before home World Cup

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US cricket team players seen in this photo.—X@saifahmed75

HOUSTON: The United States pulled off a second successive shock win against Bangladesh on Thursday to clinch the three-match T20 series with a game to spare in a timely boost ahead of their home World Cup next month.

Proving Tuesday’s five-wicket win was no fluke, the U.S. side led by Monank Patel posted 144-6 and returned to bowl out Bangladesh for 138 to prevail by six runs at the Prairie View in Houston.

Patel (42) and Steven Taylor (31) gave the hosts a strong start, and Aaron Jones contributed 35 to help them to a competitive total. Captain Najmul Hossain Shanto (36) and Shakib Al Hasan (30) kept Bangladesh in the chase but the rest of their batting lineup caved in with three balls left in their innings.

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