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WATCH: Umesh Yadav strikes early for India; bowls Yasir Ali with a stunning delivery
By SMCS - Dec 15, 2022 4:00 pm
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Team India started exceptionally well with the ball in their first Test against Bangladesh where Umesh Yadav gave India their second breakthrough by sending back Yasir Ali on Day 2 of the match on Thursday, December 15. Umesh bowled the outswinger to the right-hander which was slightly shorter, with the ball pitching and coming back.

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav

Meanwhile, Yasir Ali tried to play a backfoot punch through the covers, but the ball was away from his body and it left a big gap between his bat and pad as well and the ball hit the stump after hitting the inside edge of the bat as well.

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Here’s the dismissal by Umesh Yadav:

Earlier, Mohammed Siraj removed Nazmul Hossain Shanto off the very first ball of the innings as well, with the batter getting an edge of a delivery to Rishabh Pant. However, as far as India’s innings are concerned, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav added a crucial 87 runs for the eighth wicket as well from 293/7. Later, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj also added some important runs towards the end as well and they posted 404 runs in their first innings.

“Even if it’s just 90, it’s quite valuable for the team. It was a good ball, there was nothing I could have done,” Pujara said after the first day’s play. “I am not too worried about not getting to the three-figure mark. I have been batting well and if I continue like this, hopefully it will come soon.

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“Look, the way I was batting and looking at the pitch, it’s not an easy pitch to bat on, so I am really happy with the way I batted today. Sometimes, we try and pay (too much) attention to the three-figure mark but the most important thing when you play this sport is to try and put your team in a position from where we have a chance of winning the game. This pitch looks like there will be a result and we needed some runs on the board, so my partnership with Shreyas was very important. And also with Rishabh once we lost the first three wickets,” he conlcuded.

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