Umesh Yadav: 3rd Test, Day 2: Umesh Yadav completes 100 wickets at home to trigger Australia collapse | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Veteran Indian pacer Umesh Yadav became the 13th bowler to complete 100 wickets in India on Thursday. The old warhorse with Ravichandran Ashwin sparked an Aussie meltdown in the morning session of day two.
Australia were knocked out for 197 in their first leg of the third Test of the four-game series at Indore.
Starting the day 47 points ahead of India, Australia ended up taking an 88 point lead in the first set.
On rotating ground, Umesh was the only pacer to take wickets in both teams’ first innings. The pacer took three wickets in three overs in the second hour of the morning session and finished with numbers 3 for 12 in 5 overs. He now has 101 wickets in India from 31 Tests at an average of 24.53.
At a time when Peter Handscomb and cameron green were out in the middle, it looked like the tourists would manage to secure a lead of well over 100-120 races, which, of course, on a track that produced devilish spin might well have been a winning lead.
But Team India did a great job of turning things around and limiting the Australian lead to 88.
It was Ashwin (3 for 44) who started the slump, knocking out overnight hitter Peter Handscomb (19) in the first round after the drinks break. Handscomb was caught short-legged by Shreyas Iyer.
When Handscomb went down, the scoreboard read 186/5.
So far Australia have had a good first hour on day two adding 30 runs from 16 overs without losing a wicket. But Ashwin and Umesh came together after the break and blasted Australia’s remaining six wickets for just 11 runs from 6.3 overs.
Umesh first trapped Cameron Green (21) LBW in his opening game of the day, before getting Mitchell Starc in his next to complete his 100th home wicket. He is the fifth Indian pacer to reach the milestone after Kapil Dev (219), Javagal Srinath (108), Zaheer Khan (104) and Ishant Sharma (104).
Ashwin then fired Alex Carey for his second wicket, before Umesh secured his third by uprooting Todd Murphy’s off-stump on the following course. Ashwin then beat Nathan Lyon to wrap up the Australian innings.
Umesh and Ashwin ended up taking three Australian wickets apiece in the short period, after Ravindra Jadeja (4 for 78) took all four Australian wickets that fell on day one.


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