India vs Australia 4th Test Sydney: Kuldeep Yadav picked up a five-wicket haul at the SCG to bundle out Australia for 300 runs in the first innings and also broke a 64-year-old long-standing record. Yadav finished with five wickets for 99 runs and became the second left-arm wrist spinner to bag a five-wicket haul in Australia. He was second to 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. This is his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
The last visiting spinner to take a five-for in Australia in Tests before Kuldeep Yadav was Rangana Herath (at Hobart in 2012). It is also the 14th instance that an Indian spinner has scalped a fifer in Australia. Former India leg-spinner Anil Kumble tops the list with four five-wicket hauls in Australia.
Here is how he bowled and got his wickets:
It all started with the wicket of Usman Khawaja in the first session on Day 3. His day became better when he packed Travis Head and Tim Paine back to the pavilion. He then picked up Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood on Day 4 when play was possible.
Brief scores at Tea on Day 4: 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.