There is no sight more beautiful for a fast bowler than to see stumps going for a cartwheel with the old ball and as the reverse swing cleans up the batter. The Indian pacer, Umesh Yadav orchestrated some old ball carnage in Indore to make the stumps cartwheel dismissing Mitchell Starc and Todd Murphy with jaffas.
After trailing by the end of day 1 of the Indore Test, India has bounced back into the game reducing the visitors to 197. The duo of Cameron Green and Peter Handscomb were looking solid and were on their way to the game away from the hosts but Umesh Yadav’s exploits with the old ball brought India back into the game.
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Umesh Yadav first got the wicket of Cameron Green by finding his front of the wickets but his next scalp of Mitchell Starc was one of the most beautiful sights to watch.
The Indian pacer was bowling the 74th over of the innings and he had started to make the ball reverse swing by then. It was the third ball of the over and he was bowling from round the wicket. He pitched the ball in line of the off stump and Mitchell Starc who was facing the delivery anticipated it to hold its line. However, the ball straightened and the batter was beaten on his outside edge.
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The ball crashed into the stumps and it sent the off stick into a cartwheel. The dismissal was a brilliant one as Starc was made to taste his own medicine. However. Umesh’s carnage didn’t stop there as he also clean-bowled Todd Murphy in his next over.
Here is the video of Umesh Yadav bowling fireballs to Todd Murphy and Mitchell Starc:
Twitteratis also praised the bowler for his amazing spell and for being the only pace bowler to take a wicket in the fixture.
Umesh Yadav is so eager to bat again, you can see. 🔥
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 2, 2023
👆WICKET! Umesh Yadav completes 100 Wickets at home😍😍 Love you Man🤗 #UmeshYadav #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/B1J9hkEA6X
— Umesh Yadav❤Fan Page (@fan_Strongman) March 2, 2023
Umesh Yadav in Home Conditions: pic.twitter.com/w31PJ2uoID
— Pulkit🇮🇳 (@pulkit5Dx) March 2, 2023
UMESH DADAAAAA 🔥🔥🔥🔥#UmeshYadav #IndvAus #BGT2023 pic.twitter.com/giRpuX7hCQ
— Advait Anjankar (@its_advait) March 2, 2023
Mantra with the bat – you bowl, I hit.
Mantra with the ball – you miss, I hit.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) March 2, 2023
Umesh Yadav continuing his good record at Indore 💪💪💪
Sheer Pace 🔥#BGT2023 #BGT #IndvsAus
— Mudit 🇮🇳 (@MuditHastir) March 2, 2023
Stumps flying Umesh showing his class how it is done on a Spinning Track💥💥#UmeshYadav #INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/0tODFVjgGW
— Akash SFC™ (@Anjaan__Akash) March 2, 2023
HULK of Indian cricket team #UmeshYadav 🔥🔥🔥 @y_umesh #IndvsAus #INDvAUS #indorepitch pic.twitter.com/sp1AjolP5s
— Mr Snowflake (@mr_snowflakee) March 2, 2023
#UmeshYadav on 🔥 rips the match open in the first session. #IndvsAus #CricketTwitter
— Wriddhaayan B. (@Wriddhaayan) March 2, 2023