T20 World Cup: Yadav and Arshdeep Shine as India Beat USA to Advance

T20 World Cup: Yadav and Arshdeep Shine as India Beat USA to Advance

Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten half-century and Arshdeep Singh’s career-best 4-9 performance led India to a seven-wicket victory over the United States, securing their spot in the second round of the T20 World Cup on Wednesday.

Match Summary

India chased down 111 to win the Group A clash, recovering from early setbacks. Initially, they were at 15-2 and then 44-3, but Yadav (50*) and Shivam Dube (31*) built an undefeated fourth-wicket partnership of 67 runs, sealing the win with 10 balls to spare.

Despite the defeat, the United States remains in contention for the Super Eights, having four points while Pakistan and Canada have two each.

Key Performances

  • Suryakumar Yadav: Scored an unbeaten 50 from 49 balls, including two fours and two sixes.
  • Shivam Dube: Contributed 31 runs from 35 balls, with one boundary and one six.
  • Arshdeep Singh: Took 4 wickets for 9 runs, including two crucial early wickets.

Early Challenges

India faced early trouble when Mumbai-born fast bowler Saurabh Netravalkar dismissed Virat Kohli for a first-ball duck and then had Rohit Sharma caught in the third over. Rishabh Pant’s brief 18-run cameo ended when Ali Khan bowled him in the eighth over.

US Innings

  • Arshdeep Singh: Dismissed opener Shayan Jahangir lbw with the first ball and had Andries Gous caught in the deep in the same over, leaving the USA at 3-2.
  • Steven Taylor and Nitish Kumar: Added 31 runs for the fourth wicket. Nitish top-scored with 27 before being caught by Mohammed Siraj off Arshdeep.
  • Corey Anderson: Scored 15 runs before being caught by wicket-keeper Pant off Hardik Pandya, who finished with a wicket-maiden.

Despite some resistance from the US team, including contributions from Shadley van Schalkwyk (11) and Jasdeep Singh (2), they managed a total of 110.


India’s victory ensured their progression to the next stage, joining Australia and South Africa. The US team, with four points from two wins, remains in a good position to join India in the Super Eights.


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