India is looking horns with South Africa in the opening game of the three-match ODI series at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. On Thursday during the first innings of the game, the Indian spinner, Kuldeep Yadav helped the fans recall the legendary spinner, Shane Warner, by castling Aiden Markram on a delivery that turned ferociously.
Earlier in the game, the Indian skipper, Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and decided to bowl first in the rain-curtailed game citing the moisture on the pitch due to the rain storm before the start of play. After 21 overs, South Africa were 105/3, with Quinton de Kock on the crease on 44-ball 39, alongside Heinrich Klaasen (3 off 6 balls).
South Africa started off pretty cautiously as they were 49/0 at the 12-over mark. However, they failed to carry the momentum and were left reeling at 71/3 in no time. Kuldeep Yadav, who has been recalled to the playing XI, impressed the most during the period. He outfoxed Aiden Markram with a sharp turn that spun backward.
Kuldeep Yadav The ball was pitched outside off and at full length, but it turned so much that Markram had no clue how to defend that before his stumps were broken. In that turn, there was a glimpse of the bowling of the legendary Shane Warne.
The internet reacted to Kuldeep’s magical bowling quick time.
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) October 6, 2022
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan (c), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan
South Africa (Playing XI): Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Here is how the Indian fans reacted to the delivery from Kuldeep Yadav:
— VINAY (@vinaytwtz) October 6, 2022
— Vaishnavi Iyer (@Vaishnaviiyer14) October 6, 2022
— 🦋 Mee23 🙂 🦋 (@2_Meenu23) October 6, 2022
— Ankit joshi (@CrickInformer) October 6, 2022
Great bowling by Kuldeep yadav
gets Aiden Markram out with a ripper! 🙌🙌
— Sudhir Thakur (@SudhirThakur172) October 6, 2022