Kuldeep Yadav 1st Chinaman bowler to bag 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 years

first_img4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 runs following on. (Full Scorecard)Kuldeep Yadav made his presence felt in the very first match that he got to play in the four-Test series as he picked up a five-wicket haul on Day 4 of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.Kuldeep finished with five wickets for 99 runs as India bowled Australia out for 300 to take a 322-run first innings lead and enforce the follow-on in the process.It was Kuldeep’s second five-wicket haul in Test cricket after his first against the West Indies at Rajkot in October last year.Kuldeep’s performance brought an end to a 64-year wait as he became the second left-arm wrist spinner to bag a five-wicket haul in Australia after England’s Johnny Wardle, who took 5 for 79 against the hosts at the SCG in 1955. The 24-year-old is also the sixth Indian bowler to pick five wickets Down Under.Kuldeep Yadav’s first Test on Aussie soil and he collects a five-wicket haul!#AUSvIND | @Domaincomau pic.twitter.com/e29NWD6oyZcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 6, 2019Kuldeep started the carnage on Saturday when he got Usman Khawaja out in the first session on Day 3. He then removed Travis Head and Tim Paine on the same day before returning on Sunday to complete his five-for with the wickets of Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood, both batsmen getting out leg-before.advertisementKuldeep was backed up really well by Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja, both of whom finished with 2 wickets each while Jasprit Bumrah bagged one as India became the first team to enforce the follow-on against Australia in Australia since 1988.Interestingly, the last time India had enforced a follow-on in Australia was at this very ground in 1986 and that match ended in a draw.With a first series win in Australia all but confirmed, India got the four remaining Australia wickets in 21 overs after rain had delayed play for four hours on Sunday to have a lead of 322 runs after the first innings.After the rain delay it took India just six balls to strike with Shami removing Pat Cummins for 25 with a ball that kept low.Peter Handscomb added nine runs to his overnight score before he was bowled for 37 to become Bumrah’s first wicket of the match and reduce Australia to 257-8.Kuldeep (5-99) then trapped Nathan Lyon for no score.Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood shared an entertaining 42-run partnership for the last wicket to take Australia past 300 for just the second time this series, before Kuldeep got his fifth by having Hazlewood (21) out lbw in the 105th over.Also Read | Virat Kohli will be India’s best-ever captain if he keeps learning: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | Kapil Dev turns 60: Celebrating the man who changed Indian cricket foreverlast_img

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