India bounced again from the demoralising 10-wicket defeat to Australia in the primary One Day International (ODI) by placing in a medical efficiency in Rajkot. Team India levelled the three-match sequence 1-1 after beating Australia by 36 runs in the second ODI. India posted an enormous complete of 340 runs whereas batting first with good innings from Shikhar Dhawan (96), Virat Kohli (78) and KL Rahul (80). The Indian bowlers then restricted the Australian batsmen to simply 304 runs as India pulled the sequence stage.
During the second innings, Kuldeep Yadav turned the quickest Indian spinner to succeed in 100 wickets in ODI cricket. Kuldeep has taken 58 matches to succeed in the milestone, overtaking Harbhajan Singh who took 76 matches to succeed in the milestone in 2003.
He is the third quickest Indian bowler general to get to the mark with Jasprit Bumrah (57) and Mohammed Shami (56) forward of him.
Kuldeep took the wicket of Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey in the course of the second ODI between India and Australia in Rajkot to succeed in the milestone. He then took the large wicket of Steve Smith, who was on 98, two balls later.
Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan tops the record having taken simply 44 matches to succeed in the 100-wicket mark in ODI cricket whereas Australia’s Mitchell Starc obtained there in 52 matches to be second. Pakistan spin legend Saqlain Mushtaq obtained to the mark in 53 matches and is the third quickest.
(with IANS inputs)