Ranchi Test: Umesh Yadav emulates Courtney Walsh with 5th successive 3-wicket haul

first_img No data available! view more view less commentary India Today Web Desk RanchiOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 14:30 IST Umesh Yadav has rattled South Africa with genuine pace in Ranchi Test. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSUmesh Yadav became only the second fast bowler to pick 3-plus wickets in five successive innings in IndiaUmesh emulated West Indies legend Courtney Walsh to this unique featUmesh Yadav’s figures in his last five innings in India read- 6/88, 4/45, 3/37, 3/22 and 3/40Umesh Yadav took the South African batsmen on a rollercoaster ride with his skiddy pace and reverse swing as he took 3 wickets in the first innings to bundle out the Proteas for a meager 162 on Monday.With the wickets of Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis and George Linde, Umesh Yadav became only the second fast bowler to pick 3-plus wickets in five successive innings in India after West Indies legend Courtney Walsh.Umesh Yadav’s figures in his last five innings in India read- 6/88, 4/45, 3/37, 3/22 and 3/40. Yadav first removed the newly-promoted South Africa opener Quinton de Kock for 4 with an unplayable bouncer in the last session of Day 2.India vs South Africa, Ranchi Test Day 3: Live ScoreOn day 3, India had an eventful first over as Yadav produced another unplayable delivery that swung late to unsettle the off-stump of du Plessis, who left the crease shaking his head. Yadav looked ominous and was unlucky a couple of times when Hamza edged it just short of Virat Kohli at first slip.1 down @y_umesh bowling like a dream. 9 more to go Updates – https://t.co/aHgpd1BT6z #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/1YCZokO8x3— BCCI (@BCCI) October 21, 2019Later after tea, Umesh Yadav struck again to break the gritty 9th-wicket stand as he removed debutant Linde for 37. Yadav, in his first over after the drinks break, came around the wicket and induced the edge as Rohit Sharma took a sharp catch at the 2nd slip.Earlier in India’s innings, Umesh Yadav swung the long handle to reap maximum rewards in Ranchi as he hit 5 sixes in his 31-run innings, which became the fastest 30+ score in Test history – at least in all games where ball-by-ball data is available. Umesh’s strike-rate of 310 is now the highest for an innings of 30 or more runs in Test history, beating by one delivery, the previous holder Stephen Fleming’s 31* off 11 balls.advertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow India vs South AfricaFollow Umesh Yadav graphs Next scorecard Ranchi Test: Umesh Yadav emulates Courtney Walsh with 5th successive 3-wicket haulUmesh Yadav’s fast and furious 3-wicket haul put South Africa on the back foot early on day three of the Ranchi Test and earned him another feather in his cap on Monday. advertisementlast_img

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