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Perth: Emerging Indian paceman Umesh Yadav took little solace from a Test-best performance as his side slid towards another heavy defeat in the third Test against Australia in Perth on Saturday.
Yadav, 24, claimed his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket in the Australian first innings to give his team brief hope after a disastrous first day, before the Indians again capitulated with the bat.
"Even if I take five wickets and the team is on the verge of losing, it doesn't make me happy," he said through an interpreter.
Yadav, who is playing in just his fifth Test and has been one of the few standouts for the Indians with 12 wickets at 32.66, said he reaped the rewards for deciding to bowl a fuller length on the second day.
With India set to go a decisive 3-0 down in the series, Yadav refused to lay blame on the misfiring Indian top order.
"They have been trying their best, but have not been succeeding," he said.
"That happens in the game."
India are already down 2-0 in the series and seemingly headed for another innings defeat -- and with it the loss of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.