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Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick shines in India’s 50 run win over Australia

Last Modified Friday, 22 September 2017 (11:00 IST)
Kolkata: Young Kuldeep Yadav spun Australia's middle order batting line at Eden Gardens with his first hat-trick in ODI as he guided India to an emphatic 50-run win in 2nd One Day International play making it 2-0 in 5-match series after his skipper contributed 92 runs in total score of 252 in 50-over day-night match here today.Steven Smith's led needed 253 runs to level the series, were all out 202 in 43.1 overs.

India had won by 26 runs in Chennai in first ODI.Kuldeep Yadav on his 8th over got three Australians out one by one - Mathew Wade (2), Aston Agar (0) and Pat Cumins (0).While Mathew Wade was bowled out, Agar was held leg before wicket and Cumins was held by MS Dhoni.

Twenty-two-year-old left handed spinner Kuldeep Yadav of Kanpur was the 3rd Indian to get a hat-trick in ODI after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev for India.Kuldeep fished his bowling with 3 wickets conceding 54 runs, He was followed by B Kumar 2/9, Hardik Pandya 2/56 and Yuzvendra Chahal 2/34, India made 252/ all out with highest 92 runs came from captain Virat Kohli, who fell short of 8 runs from 31st ton in ODIs.

Electing to bat after winning the toss for second successive time in this series, right handed batsman Virat Kohli fell short of only eight runs for another ton when his drive edged inside the bat and hit the wicket from Nathan Coulter-Nile delivery.This was the sixth time the 28-year-old Delhi batsman got out in 90s.

Earlier, Kohli led a 102-run 2nd wicket partnership in 111-ball between him and opener Ajinkya Rahane ( 64-ball-55-run with 7 fours).After Rohit Sharma's early exit on 7 runs, Virat Kohli joined Ajinkya Rahane and the duo began to pick up runs in tandem.Rohit, who scored 28 runs in 44-ball in first ODI in Chennai, was first to go here on 7 runs in 14 balls when his straight drive bowler Coulter-Nilehimself on a follow through held in his second attempt in a Juggling act silencing the half-full stadium.Eden is favourite hunting ground for Mumbaikar, who had many runs including a double century (264 agaisnt Sri Lanka in 2014 in ODI), but today his luck ran out quickly for his batting in heat and humid condition.
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