India Spin Out Australia with Kuldeep Magic at Eden

Marsha Scott
September 22, 2017

The five-time World champion Australia seemed to be caught in a curious bind as it prepared to meet host India in the second ODI of the bilateral series, at Eden Gardens on Thursday. They were bending their back and gaining some good bounce to trouble the right-hander.

Left-arm wrist spinner Yadav and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed three wickets each while Chahal and paceman Hadik Pandya took two each.

At that moment, to Kohli's attentive byes, Stoinis was amused, on one side it was like you need to feel for the keeper. dichotomy to that, every run matter when it is with some tough team like Australia.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar prevented the Aussies from setting up a strong opening partnership, removing the risky David Warner (1 off 9) and Hilton Cartwright (1 off 15) in a tight early spell that reduced the visitors to 9/2. We knew if we don't take wickets it would be hard.

Despite half-centuries from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, India was restricted to 252 all out in 50 overs in the second ODI against Australia.

"Specially for Warner, generally I bowl outswingers to him in Tests also so I knew there is a good chance I can get him out". That's what he gets to the table.

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Kohli and Rahane apart, Hardik Pandya and Bhubaneswar Kumar made fine rear guard action action scoring 20 each to add substance to Indian innings. The former Indian captain played his 300th ODI game during the recently concluded Sri Lankan series but he featured in three ODI games for Asia XI against Africa XI played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium part of the Afro-Asia Cup in 2007. Kohli tossed the ball to Hardik again and the all-rounder did well to rectify his early failings. Let us hope that the magical carnival of Dhoni and Pandya continue with the add on of splendid performances by Kohli, Rohit Sharma and others.

Opener Rohit Sharma and Kedar Kadhav scored 28 and 40 runs respectively, but failed to develop a partnership, which could have helped India post a decent total.

"Yes I've learnt a lot along the way, but there's always so much to learn and get better at". Then I started improving as I played more worldwide cricket.

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"This is special for me, it changed the game for us". It wasn't easy to bat plus the bowling attack is quality as well, you literally have to create shots.

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