IND vs USA: Watch - Arshdeep Singh becomes first bowler in history of Indian cricket to achieve this remarkable milestone

Published - 12 Jun 2024, 09:51 PM

Arshdeep Singh and Shayan Jahangir
Arshdeep Singh and Shayan Jahangir {PC:X}

India fast bowler Arshdeep Singh bowled like a dream with the new ball in the ongoing game against the United States of America (USA) in the T20 World Cup 2024. The Group A fixture between the teams is underway at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. 

India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to field first. Left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh took India off to a flying start with the ball at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, making sure that he continues his good form with the ball in the ongoing tournament.

Arshdeep Singh struck for India right on the ball 1 as he trapped Shayan Jahangir in lbw. The fast bowler bowled a brilliant nip-backer that came in sharply and caught the batter in the crease. He was struck around the knee-roll and in front of the off-stump and the umpire didn't take long to raise his finger. 

As the ball struck Shayan Jahangir on the pads, Arshdeep Singh was off and going as he knew that the batter was out. Shayan Jahangir too didn't bother to review as he knew he was out and took the long walk back to the pavilion at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York. 

Here's the video:

With the wicket on the first ball of the match, Arshdeep Singh became the first bowler from India to pick the wicket on the first ball of a T20 World Cup match, joining the likes of Mashrafe Mortaza, Shapoor Zadran, and Ruben Trumplemann. 

Bowlers to pick a wicket on the first ball of a T20 WC Match 

Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN) vs AFG, 2014

Shapoor Zadran (AFG) vs HK, 2014

Ruben Trumplemann (NAM) vs SCO, 2021

Ruben Trumplemann (NAM) vs OMAN, 2024

Arshdeep Singh (IND) vs USA, 2024* 

Not only this, Arshdeep Singh also became the third bowler from India to take a wicket on the first ball of a T20I match. He joined the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya. The left-arm pacer, however, is the only bowler to take a wicket on 1st ball of the 1st innings. 

Wicket for India in 1st ball of a T20I match: 

Bhuvneshwar vs SL (2022)

Bhuvneshwar vs ENG (2022) 

Bhuvneshwar vs ZIM (2022) 

Hardik Pandya vs WI (2023) 

Arshdeep Singh vs USA (2024)* 

Ashdeep Singh removes Andries Gous in the first over of the game 

Arshdeep Singh, however, didn't stop there as he then went on to remove Andries Gous on the last ball of the over. The fast bowler bowled a short ball and the ball got extra bounce which undid the bowler on the pull as he was hit high on the bat and lobbed back over the bowler's head.

Hardik Pandya ran across to his right from mid-off and took an easy catch. Arshdeep Singh bowled sensationally well in the game as he troubled the United States of America (USA) batters with his impeccable lines and lengths. He returned with his best figures in T20Is, returning with 4/9.

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