With an outstanding ODI hat-trick from 23-year-old Indian spinner – Kuldeep Yadav and score gap of 50 full runs from the Indian team, the Men in Blue beat the Australian team at 2nd ODI on Thursday at the Eden Garden – yet another back-to-back win for India and a back-to-back loss for Australia.
The Kangaroo team is facing hard times with 13 winless ODIs away from home after losing first two ODIs against India. It doesn’t come just because a team is getting weak, it equally signifies that the opponent is getting stronger with each game. On Wednesday after the first ODI, the young spinner of Indian team – Kuldeep Yadav was talking about his willingness to shoulder support responsibilities of the team and it took just 24-hours for Yadav to make turn those words into reality.
On Thursday night at 2nd ODI, Kuldeep Yadav proved it beyond any doubt that he has got it as the left-arm wrist spinner became the third Indian bowler to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals. While on the receiving end, Australia had it all seas against the blows of young chinaman bowler of Indian team. From Sachin to Harbhajan – Kuldeep was showered with high praises for his performance which helped India in getting an easy victory with a gap of 50 runs in the 2nd ODI. With this win, India gets the clear lead of 2-0 in 5 Series ODI match against Australia – getting one step closer to the World Cups ticket.
This is just the fourth time vs AUS that India have won an ODI after being bowled out whilst batting first and the first time since 2001 at Bengaluru. But before the spinning trouble from Yadav and Yuzvender Chahal later in the innings, Australians were tested by Bhuvenshwar Kumar in the very beginning for their chase of 252 benchmark score. Marcus Stoinis, the Australian skipper who was playing his 100th ODI remained unbeaten with his score of 62 from 65 balls, but the panicky chase and the desperateness may have lead the Kangaroo team to tense out and lose the game against India – who have been well trained and are at their best, as of now.