Suryakumar Yadav’s 50 guides India to Super 8s with win against USA

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United States vs India, 25th Match, Group A at New York, Jun 12, 2024,
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Published on: Jun 12, 2024

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India won the toss and ask USA to bat first. India restricted the hosts to 110 for the loss of 8 wickets riding on Arshdeep Singh’s four-wicket haul, before chasing down the target India also struggled at the start, with Saurabh Netravalkar sending openers Virat Kohli (0) and Rohit Sharma (3) back early.

IND vs USA T20 World cup 2024

But Suryakumar Yadav’s gritty half century and his partnership with Shivam Dube guided India to a hard-fought 7-wicket win against the USA as stalwarts Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma flopped again, scoring 0 and 3 respectively. USA got penalized 5 runs due to slow over rate which made things a little easier for India who waltzed to the Super 8s with this win.

India have qualified to the next phase of the ICC showpiece with a game to spare, as the men in blue take on Canada in their final group assignment on the 15th of June.

Rohit Sharma India skipper: Knew it would be tough. Credit to us for the way we held our nerve and got that partnership. Credit to Surya and Dube for showing the maturity and taking us through. (On the Indian American cricketers) Lot of these guys have played cricket together, very happy to see their progress. Saw them last year in MLC as well, they are all hard-working guys. (On the bowlers) We knew bowlers had to take the lead, run scoring was difficult. All the bowlers did the job, particularly Arshdeep. (On Dube bowling) You want options and we should be able to use them as and when we can. Today, the pitch favoured the seamers so wanted to use him. (On qualifying) It is a big relief, playing cricket here wasn’t easy. We had to stick through till the end in all 3 games. Will take a lot of confidence from these wins. (On Suryakumar) He showed he has a different game to him, that’s what you expect from experienced players. Credit to the way he stuck through today to take the game deep and win it for us.

Aaron Jones USA skipper: 10-15 runs short. If we got 130 then it would have been a tough total, that’s how it goes sometimes. The boys were very disciplined, really proud of the bowling unit. Feels good, this is what we wanted for USA cricket, enjoying it. We will recalibrate now, have a few meetings and come back strong. The wicket was a bit tricky, more suited for seam bowling. That’s why no spin. Mostly he (Monank Patel) should be fit for the last game, just got a slight niggle.

Arshdeep Singh Player of the Match

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