Dharmasala Test: Debutant Kuldeep Yadav Claims 4 Scalps
Dharmatala: Left arm spinner Kuldeep yadav, who made his debut in the fourth and last Test match against Australia here on Saturday was unstoppable with emotion after he picked up his maiden wicket.
Kuldeep Yadav, the debutant in international cricket, dismissed Australian opener David Warner with a surprise delivery that just went into the hands of Rahane in slip with a thick edge of the bat.
Warner being his first scalp of his budding Test career made Yadav emotional with tears swelling in his eyes. The entire team joined him in celebrating the crucial breakthrough, with coach Anil Kumble applauding from dressing room. Warner was out when he was at 56. Another opener Matt Renshaw was dismissed by Umesh Yadav for just one run. But Captain Steven Smith stayed put and played well making 111 runs before giving a catch to Ajinkya Rahane off Ravichandran Ashwin. After the fall of the captain, the only batsman to score more than fifty runs was Mathew Wade (57), the Australian wicket keeper. Aussies were all out for 300 runs just before the close.
While Kuldeep Yadav was the most successful Indian bowler who took four wickets for 68 runs, the second best was Umesh Yadav who gave 69 runs and took two wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each.
Indians opened their innings without scoring any runs. Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay were at the crease at stumps.