In the ongoing third Test between India and Australia, fast bowler Umesh Yadav created history for India as he picked up 100 Test wickets on Indian soil on the second day in Indore. He took 31 Tests to reach this milestone. It was the wicket of Mitchell Starc that helped Umesh get into the record books.
#indvous 3rd Test, Day 2: Umesh Yadav takes 100 Test wickets on Indian soil. Mitchell Starc became Umesh Yadav’s 100th wicket. Umesh Yadav has achieved this feat in 31 Tests.
Australia 196/8, lead by 87 runs.
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Cameron Green and Peter Handscomb started the day by getting Australia off to a good start. The duo added 30 runs to the total for the day before Ashwin removed Handscomb for 19. Captain Rohit Sharma then called Umesh into the attack and he picked up two wickets in as many overs. The Indian team stopped the Kangaroos for 197 runs.
Earlier, Australia dominated the first day played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. And surprisingly, it was their spinners who helped them achieve that. Matthew Kuhnmann’s maiden five-wicket haul of Nathan Lyon’s 3/25 and Todd Murphy’s 1/23 allowed India to be bowled out for 109 after the Kangaroos were asked to field first.
Kuhnmann’s slow left-arm spin was too good for the star-studded Indian lineup as he picked up the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin and Umesh Yadav to record his maiden five-wicket haul. Test match cricket. It took Australia a little over a season to dismiss the Men in Blue in their home conditions.
In reply, while India got the wicket of Travis Head early, a 96-run partnership between Usman Khawaja (60) and Marnus Labuschagne (31) more or less ensured that Australia would take the lead and even though the Aussies You have ended the day. Playing on 156/4 with all the wickets falling to Ravindra Jadeja, the day completely belonged to the visitors, who faced a lot of criticism in this Test match.
At the end of the day’s play, the scoreboard showed Australia 47 runs ahead with 6 wickets in hand and Peter Handscomb and Cameron Green out in the middle. Jadeja was the only wicket-taker for India, but was guilty of bowling a no-ball on which he removed Labuschagne before his stand with Khawaja’s perfection, helping Australia seal the day. Got it.