The New York leg of the ongoing men's T20 World Cup came to a conclusion today with India beating USA by 7 wickets to secure their place in the Super 8 stage.

Put into bat, the home side lost Shayan Jahangir first ball, and continued to find runs as hard to come by as most teams have at this venue. Steven Taylor's 24 and Nitish Kumar's 27 were the only scores of note as they made 110-8 from their 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh was India's leading bowler with 4-9.

USA had a great start to the India reply when Saurabh Netravalkar had Virat Kohli caught behind first ball and removed Rohit Sharma in his second over. Ali Khan bowled Risabh Pant in the eighth over and India were on the backfoot on 44-3.

Until the 15th over, the game was finely poised and USA were sniffing another famous upset with India still needing 35 from five overs. But then the wheels came off. USA took longer than the allocated 60 second between overs for a third time and the umpires awarded five penalty runs to the visitors.

Six runs came from the next over, then 15 from the 17th over. The winning runs didn't come until 19th over, by which time Suryakumar Yadav had brought up his 50 from 49 balls. Sivam Dube hit the winning runs to secure the seven wicket win with the pair having added 67.

The win secures India's place in the Super 8 stage, but they still have one more game to come in the first round, against Canada in Lauderhill on Saturday morning.

USA play Ireland on Friday morning at the same venue in what for Ireland - and Pakistan - is a crucial game. Should USA win, they qualify for the Super 8 stage, but an Ireland win will keep Ireland and Pakistan in with a chance. However, the forecast for Friday is for a thunderstorm, and a washout will be enough to put USA into the. Super Eight stage.