WATCH: USA's traffic signal 'dropped-out' during last ball of match against Pakistan in T20 World Cup 2024

During the USA vs Pakistan's last ball, one of the traffic signals surrounding New York's World Trade Center (WTC) apparently 'dropped out.'

Arunima Purohit
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The co-hosts of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024, the USA, scripted cricketing history on Thursday by defeating Pakistan by 5 runs in the Super Over. Moreover, during the match's last ball, one of the traffic signals surrounding New York's World Trade Center (WTC) apparently 'dropped out.' The USA in Group A had to hit four runs to force a Super Over. 

The game was live on a massive screen outside the World Trade Center in New York City. Additionally, the traffic signal at the WTC reportedly stopped for a short while before Pakistan's Haris Rauf dashed in to deliver the winning ball to USA's Nitish Kumar. Following Kumar's boundary to tie the score at 159 runs, Saurabh Netravalkar, an engineer and fast bowler for the US team of Indian descent, became an American hero.

He stopped Pakistan to 13 runs in the Super Over in response to the USA's 18 runs, setting off momentous celebrations in the US camp. In addition to the joyous scenes on the field at Dallas' Grand Prairie Stadium, US supporters cheered as they watched it on a large screen while strolling through the streets of New York.

'It is a big achievement beating them' - Skipper Monank Patel elated after beating Pakistan

After winning a historic game, the US skipper Monank Patel was happy with his team's performance. The team had made full efforts to beat Pakistan and win in their second game of the tournament. With this, their chances of qualifying for the Super 8 increasing if they win their upcoming matches. 

"It is a big achievement, beating Pakistan and that too playing (them) for the first time. It was a complete team effort. We won the toss and we made sure we utilised the conditions well, we did really well to keep them under 160. I am happy with my contribution and more happy that we won the game," said Monank Patel at the post-match presentation. 

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