Kuldeep's magical Hat-Trick dazzles the Australian batting line-up. Struggling earlier with his release, Kuldeep Yadav was having a bad day on the fi
Kuldeep’s magical Hat-Trick dazzles the Australian batting line-up.
Struggling earlier with his release, Kuldeep Yadav was having a bad day on the field. He was on the receiving end Maxwell and Steven Smith were attacking. The left-arm spinner spun a magnificent spellbound series of 3 back-to-back volleys to pick up his maiden Hat-trick.
In what turned out to be a thriller of a match, India got an edge over Australia. The match was full on fire. Both, the performances of players along with the playing conditions were too hot to handle.
India opted to bat first and seemed to be in a great position at the halfway stage. After losing Rohit Sharma early, Captain Kohli (92 0ff 107 balls.) and Ajinkya Rahane (55 off 64 balls.) steadied the ship with a century stand. Kohli missed out on his century by mere 8 runs. Although the conditions were tough to bat, Kohli seemed to be in sublime touch, ending his drought against Australia.
India only managed a mere 252 after the batsmen found it tough to score.
The visitors fought back with pacers Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/51) and Kane Richardson (3/55) sharing the spoils on a slow Eden Gardens wicket.
Pacer Cummins (1/34) and left-arm spinner Agar (1/54) also picked up a piece each for Australia.
After posting a fighting total, the host came out with all guns blazing. Bhuvaneswar Kumar (3/9) provided couple of early break-through with the new ball. Young Indian wrist spinner, Chahal (2/34) also webbed the Australians in the middle overs.
Kuldeep Yadav was the man of the moment. India’s left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday became the third Indian bowler to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals. The chinaman bowler achieved the feat during the second ODI against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The 22-year-old dismissed Matthew Wade (2), Ashton Agar (duck) and Pat Cummins (duck) to bag his maiden ODI hat-trick. Before Kuldeep, only former India pacer Chetan Sharma and the 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev had achieved this milestone.
The Australian batsmen failed to pick him up in Chennai and it was no different tonight. His best ball without a doubt was the hat-trick ball. The young spinner showed remarkable calm to bowl the wrong one that took a thick edge of Cummins’ bat before landing into the hands of MS Dhoni.
Kuldeep’s Hat-trick helped India to wrap-up Australia fora mere 202. After bagging a 50-run victory over the visitors, not only Team India move 2-0 up in the series also reclaim their No. 1 spot in ODI rankings.