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WATCH: Kuldeep Yadav Takes A Fifer On His Maiden Test In Australia; Twitterati Full Of Praise For Him

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • India's young chinaman sensation Kuldeep Yadav showed why he is the one to look out for in the future with a sumptuous fifer in the ongoing fourth and final Test between Australia and India
  • He began his wicket-taking spree with the dismissal of a well-set Usman Khawaja, which started the downfall of the hosts

India's young chinaman sensation Kuldeep Yadav showed why he is the one to look out for in the future with a sumptuous fifer in the ongoing fourth and final Test between Australia and India in Sydney. The left-arm wrist spinner, playing his maiden Test Down Under, looked at home as he rattled the Aussie batting line-up, helping India post a gigantic first innings lead. 

He began his wicket-taking spree with the dismissal of a well-set Usman Khawaja, which started the downfall of the hosts. Buoyed by his very first wicket in Australia, Kuldeep only got better from that position, and ended up taking wickets of Travis Head, Tim Paine, Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood on his way to a fifer.

In his very first game in Australia, Kuldeep's bowling display was a pleasing sight for the Twitterati, who had nothing but praises for the young chinaman.

His marvelous display with the ball meant Kuldeep became just the first Indian to take a fifer in all the formats outside Asia. Further, his fifer put India in a commanding position, as they chase history and claim a maiden Test series win in Australia.

Leading the series 2-1, the visitors were assured of retaining the Border-Gavaskar trophy, but came to Sydney in the hope of a maiden series win. And when Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, the series win was all but confirmed by what followed thereafter.

India posted a gigantic 623 for 7 in their first innings on the back of a brilliant 193 by ever dependable Cheteshwar Pujara, and a 159 by Rishabh Pant. In reply, Australia were bundled out for a mere 300 in their first innings, following which Kohli enforced follow-on.

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