Watch: Kuldeep Yadav confuses Harry Brook before celebrating wicket in animated fashion

Harry Brook, Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav bowled an impressive spell against England in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024. India took on the defending champions on Thursday (June 27) at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

The left-arm spinner gave away just 19 runs in his four overs and picked up three wickets. Chasing 172 runs on a difficult pitch, England were reeling at 39 for 3 after 6 overs when Rohit Sharma introduced Kuldeep Yadav into the attack. He began by giving away seven runs in his first over.

In his second over, Kuldeep Yadav struck on the first ball to send back Sam Curran. And in his third over, he castled the dangerous Harry Brook to virtually end England’s slim chances of winning the game. On the third ball of the over, Brook performed the reverse sweep to hit the chinaman spinner for a four.

However, Kuldeep Yadav had the last laugh as he dismissed the England star off the next ball. Brook attempted the reverse sweep once again but failed to make any contact as the India spinner had cleverly changed the line of the bowl.

As a result, the ball crashed into the leg stump. And as soon as the ball hit the stumps, Kuldeep was absolutely elated and celebrated the dismissal in a spirited manner. Brook left after scoring 25 runs.

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Coming into the game, India thrashed England by 68 runs to advance to the T20 World Cup final for the first time since 2014. England were bowled out for 103 runs in 17 overs. Kuldeep and Axar Patel picked up 3 wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah claimed 2.

Early in the game, captain Rohit Sharma led his team from the front and scored a fifty to help his team score 171 for 7 on a difficult batting pitch. Asked to bat first, India got off to a poor start as Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant departed in the powerplay. However, Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav steadied the ship with a 73-run stand for the third wicket. India will now face South Africa in the final.