5 penalty runs! Rookie mistake from USA

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NEW DELHI: India survived early hiccups to overcome 'giant killers' USA and become the third team to qualify for Super Eight stage after Australia and South Africa.
With a seven-wicket victory, India remained unbeaten with their third victory on the trot in Group A after defeating Ireland and Pakistan.
Chasing 111, India found themselves at the spot of bother at 3/44 in 7.3 overs.

Suryakumar Yadav

(50*) and

Shivam Dube

(31*) restored parity with their unbeaten 67-run stand and took India past the finish line in 18.2 overs.
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India struggled to score runs on the challenging

Nassau County track

, as they reached 76/3 after 15 overs. Surya and Dube, who were at the crease, found it hard to connect with the ball due to the unpredictable nature of the surface.
The match took an unexpected turn when the USA team committed a costly error, awarding India five penalty runs and reducing the equation from 35 off 30 to 30 off 30. This sudden shift in momentum proved to be a turning point of the game.


The reason for the co-hosts to have been docked five penalty runs was because USA took more than a minute between overs three times. And per the new rules, that's a penalty.
According to the updated regulations, if a team exceeds the allotted 60 seconds to commence a new over on three occasions within an innings, they will face a penalty of five runs being deducted from their total score.
The umpires have enforced this rule, and as a result, USA have been docked 5 penalty runs. This decision was made due to the team's repeated failure to start their overs within the stipulated time frame. The penalty runs will be added to the opposition's total, putting the USA team at a disadvantage.