A 134-run partnership between David Warner and Steve Smith that threatened to run away with the match was ended by an Indian debutant on Day 1 in Dharamsala.
Kuldeep Yadav impressed many with his four wicket haul, but what about his bowling– apart from the chinaman delivery– makes him so special?
Cricket expert Nishant Arora explains
Nishant Arora, Cricket expertIndia had a very bad first session but after lunch, they managed to fight their way back into the match largely because of Kuldeep Yadav. In the morning when he was selected in the team, it looked like a bit of a gamble. But now, it looks like the gamble has paid off very well. Kuldeep comes across as a confident bowler, little unpredictable. Obviously chinaman bowlers are rare. Playing a wrist-spinner where there is consistent bounce will always be handy. The biggest strength Kuldeep Yadav has is his line and length. A wrist spinner is bound to make mistakes and bowl loose deliveries but Kuldeep’s deliveries were always landing at the right places. Add to that his subtle variations to fox the batsmen and he broke the back of the Aussie middle order.