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SKY guides India home

Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten half century helped India get over the line against USA as the curtain was drawn on New York’s leg of the ICC T20 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma won the toss and the opted to field.

The skipper could not have asked his new ball bowlers for a better start either, as Arshdeep Singh took a wicket off the very first delivery and added to it instantly to make it 3/2 after one over.

In-form man Aaron Jones looked to be getting in, but Hardik Pandya picked him up to ensure a strong start to the middle overs.

Steven Taylor’s 24 off 30 proved crucial while Nitish Kumar top scored with 27 off 23 before being caught in the deep in some style by Mohammed Siraj — again off Arshdeep’s bowling.

The hosts struggled to get their run rate up and finished on 110/8 in their 20. But it would not be easy going for India in the chase either as the New York pitch made it tricky one final time.

Virat Kohli got out first ball; and two overs later Saurabh Netravalkar would get the second of the big fish as well, with Rohit Sharma going for just three from six balls.

The occasion was perfectly poised once Rishabh Pant was dismissed, leaving India’s middle order set for their first big test while chasing this campaign.

Yadav and Shivam Dube got the job done — winning by seven wickets with 10 balls to spare.

The win sends India into the super eights with a game against Canada still to play this Saturday.

Pictured above: Suryakumar Yadav

Image source: @bcci