T20 World Cup 2024
Steven Taylor’s Massive Six Hits Security Official In T20 World Cup Clash Against India
By CricShots - Jun 12, 2024 9:59 pm
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In the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 match between the United States of America (USA) and India, USA batter Steven Taylor has been a standout performer, keeping his team competitive at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. After being asked to bat first, the USA faced early setbacks with Arshdeep Singh striking twice in the very first over, putting India in a commanding position.

Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor smashed a menacing six

Despite these early blows, Steven Taylor has been a beacon of resilience for the USA. Taking his time to settle at the crease, Taylor gradually built his innings, showcasing his skill with several impressive shots. One moment that particularly caught the eye was during the 9th over when Taylor hit a massive six off Shivam Dube.

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Shivam Dube bowled a slightly short delivery, and Taylor seized the opportunity, opening up his stance and launching a powerful pull shot over mid-wicket. The ball traveled 77 meters and astonishingly hit a security official at the stadium, underlining the sheer power and precision of Taylor’s stroke.

 

Earlier in the day, India’s captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl first. Both India and the USA entered the match with a perfect record, each having won their previous two games in Group A. A victory in this match would secure a place in the Super 8 stage for the winning side. India fielded the same team that had successfully defended a modest total of 119 against Pakistan, winning by six runs in a thrilling contest at the same venue just days earlier.

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“We will bowl first. The pitch has played better in the last two games, but you need to assess the conditions quickly and then let the game take over. It’s all about constantly getting better and keeping the momentum going. It’s important to do the right things. That was a great game to play; we didn’t have enough runs on the board, but the bowlers came to the party and won the game for us. We’re playing the same team,” Rohit Sharma said at the toss.

The USA, buoyed by their recent Super Over triumph against Pakistan, made two changes to their lineup from that memorable victory, aiming to continue their impressive run in the tournament.