Umesh Yadav has been away from international cricket is not a part of the travelling squad to New Zealand. But the pacer is making headlines for his performance at the Ranji Trophy 2018-19. A few days ago he as in the news for snapping nine wickets against Uttarakhand. Yadav, who is currently playing for Vidarbha has put the team in the driver’s seat by snapping 7 wickets against Kerala in the semi-finals of the tournament at Krishnagiri Stadium, Wayanad. Giving away 48 runs, Yadav bowled at the economy of 4.00. With this, Kerala got bundled out Vidharbha on the score of 106 runs. Kerala Will Hope to Turn Tables on Vidharba in Ranji Semifinal.
After winning the toss, Vidarbha elected to field and snapped three early wickets in the first innings. Kerala skipper Sachin Baby and Vishnu Vinod were the only ones to put up more than 20 runs on the board. Sachin made 22 runs off 33 balls whereas Vinod scored 37 off 50 deliveries. With this Kerala, did touch the three-figure mark but they could not go beyond that. Check out the video highlights of the match here.
Umesh Yadav snapped the wickets of Rahul P, Mohammed Azharudeen, Sijomon Joseph, KB Arun Karthick, Jalaj Saxena, Basil Thampi and Warrier. Rajneesh Gubani who shared the new ball with Umesh, took the other three wickets. At the time of going online, the team was on the score of 132 runs for the loss of two wickets. Vidarbha lost SR Ramaswamy and Wasim Jaffer on the score of 19 and 34 respectively. Vidarbha Rout Uttarakhand to Reach Semis.