Kuldeep Yadav Gets Maiden Five-Wicket Haul in Australia During Sydney Test; Equals 64-Year-Old Record
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On day 1 and 2 of the Sydney Test, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant put India on the driving seat. Now on the third day, Kuldeep Yadav created havoc by snapping three crucial wickets and on the fourth day, he added another two to his kitty. With this, Yadav got his maiden five-wicket haul on the Australian soil. Not only this, he went on to equal a 64-year-old record. He snapped five wickets by giving away 99 runs. The youngster became the second left-arm spinner to have a five-wicket haul in Australia. Hardik Pandya Dances to the Tunes of the Fans During Day 4, Sydney Test (Watch Video).

It was England’s Johhny Wardle who had achieved this feat in 1955 as he finished with the figures of 5 for 79. Kuldeep Yadav became only fifth left-hand spinner to grab a fifer on the Australian soil. His figures 5/99 are touted to be the best for any Indian spinner in Australia since 2008. Kuldeep Yadav snapped the wickets of Usman Khawaja, Tim Paine, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazelwood. All thanks to the variations dished out by the spinner. Ind vs Aus 4th Test Day 4 Video Highlights: Kuldeep Yadav Claims a Five-Wicket Haul as India Enforce Follow-On.

Kuldeep Yadav’s first fifer came in West Indies last year. Talking about the match, the Australians got bundled out on 300 runs. India enforced a follow-on as the Aussies chase a mammoth of 622 runs. By the end of the day, Tim Paine and company were on the score of six for no loss. The play was stopped due to bad light.