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IND vs AUS: Umesh Yadav surpasses Yuvraj Singh, Ravi Shastri’s tally of sixes in Check cricket



India and Australia returned to motion on Wednesday (March 01), locking horns in the third Test of the continued 4-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore. Notably, the third Check was initially alleged to happen in Dharamshala however was shifted to Indore because the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (HPCA) couldn’t get the stadium prepared in time.

In the meantime, on the opening day of the third Check, the hosts opted to bat first, however the choice went horribly flawed as Australian spinners fully dominated the proceedings and bundled out India for a mere 109 of their first innings.

Matthew Kuhnemann was the decide of the bowler for the touring social gathering, choosing up a five-wicket haul for 16 runs in 9 overs. Equally, Nathan Lyon took three scalps whereas Todd Murphy bagged one wicket.

Former skipper Virat Kohli (22), opener Shubman Gill (21), wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat (17) and tailender Umesh Yadav (17) had been the very best contributors with the bat. Umesh particularly entertained the group together with his power-hitting, placing at 130.77 with the assistance of 1 4 and two sixes.

Umesh first smacked Lyon for an enormous six on the final ball of the thirtieth over together with his trademark slog-sweep shot. The 35-year-old then took Murphy to the cleaners and hit him one other sweep for a most. With that, Umesh additionally went previous the tally of sixes of Yuvraj Singh and Ravi Shastri. Umesh now has 24 sixes to his title in red-ball cricket, whereas Yuvi and Shastri had 22 maximums.

Total, former opener Virender Sehwag owns the document for many sixes for India in Check cricket. Sehwag has 90 sixes to his credit score in 103 matches. Sehwag is adopted by MS Dhoni (78), Sachin Tendulkar (69), Rohit Sharma (68), Kapil Dev (61) and Sourav Ganguly (57).

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