3rd ODI India vs Australia Melbourne: Yuzvendra Chahal picked up a six-wicket haul to decimate the hosts in the final ODI at Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was the decider and Chahal was playing his first game of the series, he picked up two wickets in his first over by getting rid of the dangerous Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja. He also joined Ravi Shastri as the second Indian to pick five wickets in Australia against Australia. He is also the second Indian to pick six wickets in an innings at MCG. His figures at MCG is the best ever by a spinner in Australia.
Best figures for spinners vs Aus in Australia:
5/15 Ravi Shastri, WACA, 1991
5/29 Saqlain Mushtaq, Adelaide, 1996
5/40 Yuzvendra Chahal, MCG, 2019 *
5/53 Abdul Qadir, MCG, 1984
Best figures for India in Australia:
6/42 Ajit Agarkar v Aus, MCG, 2004
5/15 Ravi Shastri v Aus, WACA, 1991
5/40 Yuzvendra Chahal v Aus, MCG, 2019
His five wickets include Marsh, Khawaja, Handscomb, Stoinis, Richardson, Zampa. It was also his career-best as he finished with figures of
Here is how Twitterverse hailed Chahal’s performance.
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— Isa Guha (@isaguha) January 18, 2019
It’s Chahal’s day out at the MCG!
— ICC (@ICC) January 18, 2019
Excellent spell from Chahal. Has pulled the game India’s way. Took wickets at the top, bowled deep into the innings, did everything asked of him today.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 18, 2019
He ain’t done yet! @yuzi_chahal has 6 wickets! He’s helped himself to his career best ODI figures ❤🔥🔥
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) January 18, 2019
Big supporter of Jadeja as a Test spinner but cringe every time he plays ahead of Chahal and Kuldeep in white ball cricket.#AUSvIND
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) January 18, 2019
Meanwhile, Australia folded for 230 in 48.4 overs. Shami picked up the last wicket Stanlake for 0. India needs 231 to win the series. Should be a walk in the park for the men in blue.