Co-hosts USA have got their World Cup campaign off to a perfect start with a win over Canada, with New Yorker Aaron Jones the star player in the seven wicket win.

With Texas Governor Greg Abbott in attendance, USA captain Monank Patel won the toss and chose to field first in his teams first ever World Cup match in any format. Aaron Johnson and Navneet Dhaliwal started proceedings with a 43 run partnership.

Johnson was first out having scored 23, whilst Dhaliwal scored 61 from 44 balls before he was the third man out. Contributions also came from Nicholas Kirton (51 from 31 balls) and Shreyas Movva (32 from 16) as they scored 194-5 from their 20 overs.

What was a tricky chase to start with, even on a high scoring ground such as Grand Prarie Stadium, became tougher when Steven Taylor was out lbw to Kaleem Sana for a second ball duck. This brought Andries Gous to the crease with him and Monank Patel adding 42 for the second wicket.

Patel was dismissed for 16, whilst Gous and Aaron Jones took the game away from the visitors with a 131 run partnership - the highest in T20Is for the USA - before Gous was out for 65, scored from 46 balls. Jones carried on the run scoring, eventually hitting the winning runs in style with his tenth six to secure the seven wicket win with 2.2 overs to spare. Jones finished unbeaten on 94 from just 40 balls. Only Chris Gayle has hit more sixes in an innings at the T20 World Cup.

The co-hosts are next in action on Thursday when they take on Pakistan at the same venue, whilst Canada's next game is on Friday against Ireland at the "pop-up" stadium on Long Island.