India vs West Indies 1st Test Day 3 at Rajkot: Young Kuldeep Yadav brought a bagful of tricks on Day 3 for the visitors to rattle them with a five-wicket haul in the ongoing first Test at Rajkot. With this fifer, he becomes the only Indian bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in all the three formats and only the third spinner in the world to achieve this feat after Imran Tahir and Ajantha Mendis. Also Read - From Hardik Pandya to Kuldeep Yadav, Five Indian Players Who Missed Out in WTC Test Squad
Not just that, Yadav joins Paul Adams to become the only chinaman to pick five wickets in an innings in India. The former South African cricketer did it way back in 1996-97.
Here are all his dismissals.
Powell was well-set and looking good for a century, but he defended a ball from Kuldeep which popped up in the air and Prithvi Shaw was there to latch on to it. Powell was out for a well-made 83 off 93 balls.
Kuldeep dismissed Ambris with a dream chinaman delivery, where he got the batsman looking to pick him on the leg side, the batsman misread the spin as it left him, Pant did the rest as he stumped him for a duck.
This also is Kuldeep Yadav’s best figures in a Test.
After enforcing the follow-on, India needs merely two wickets to win the Test.
Here is how Twitter lavished praise for the youngster.
Earlier, Virat Kohli, debutant Prithvi Shaw, and Ravindra Jadeja slammed centuries.