Hindustan Times – While Kuldeep Yadav was the star for Indian cricket team in the second ODI with his hat-trick at the Eden Gardens on Thursday, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s inspired spell at the start of the Australian innings that laid the foundation for the big win, said skipper Virat Kohli.

Summary

  • While Kuldeep Yadav was the star for Indian cricket team in the second ODI with his hat-trick at the Eden Gardens on Thursday, it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s inspired spell at the start of the Australian innings that laid the foundation for the big win, said skipper Virat Kohli.
  • (IND vs AUS 2nd ODI highlights)Bhuvneshwar Kumar had an opening spell of six overs in which he gave away just nine runs, taking two wickets, that put Australia cricket team on the back foot right from the start of the chase of the Indian total of 252.
  • (IND vs AUS 2nd ODI Scorecard)Bhuvneshwar began by getting rid of Aussie opener Hilton Cartwright (1).
  • “Bhuvi’s (Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s) spell became even very important, because we knew those two wrist spinners (Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal) will probably do damage in the middle overs,” said Virat Kohli after the match.
  • “I know he (Kumar) really set the tone with the six over spell of nine runs , picking up two wickets.


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