India showed a magnificent performance in the last match against the World Champions, maintaining a lead in the series by 2-0. Eden Gardens will be bear the memories of the historic win against Australia, when the most euphoric Durga Puja is just round the corner.
It is always a great moment for Indian cricket fans, when a win comes against the mighty Aussies. Though, yesterday’s match was not a high scoring match, and India ended with a decent total of 252, but, the Indian bowlers pushed their boundaries, when they perished the strong batting lineup at just 202, and that too, by claiming all the wickets in the limited over match.
Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper and the Man of the Match for yesterday missed the century for just 8 runs, and has contributed the most to India’s total yesterday. Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 55 runs in just 64 balls also added to the score card, apart from Kedhar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhubaneswar Kumar, etc.
Kuldeep Yadav came to the headlines just after the match, being the third Indian bowler to score a hat-trick and that too by giving only 54 runs. Credit also goes to Bhubaneswar Kumar, who took 3 wickets, by give mere 9 runs, scooping the economy rate to 1.46. Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets each.
Australia’s batting was lingering from the very beginning of their innings, after losing 2 wickets for only 9 runs. But the Aussies managed the pressure and scored 85 for 3 wickets, but the fall of the batting lineup started with the wicket of Maxwell at 106 and Smith at 138. Marcus, the not so popular middle order batsman was 62 not out in yesterday’s match, and tried to impel the team towards victory, but failed at last, when Bhubaneswar Kumar took the final wicket of Kane Richardson.