Cricket News Kuldeep Yadav takes five wickets in first game in Australia, enters special list

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kuldeep Yadav did not play in the first three games of the series against Australia. On a Sydney wicket expected to assist the spinners, Kuldeep was selected and the chinaman bowler capitalised on the opportunity to take his second five-wicket haul in his maiden Test match in Australia. Kuldeep’s haul of 5/99 helped India take a 322-run lead and ensured Virat Kohli could enforce the follow-on against Tim Paine’s side on a rain-hit fourth day in the final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. In the process, Kuldeep entered a special list of left-arm spinners who made their mark Down Under.Kuldeep became only the second Indian left-arm spinner and the first chinaman bowler to take a five-wicket haul in Australia. Before Kuldeep, Bishan Singh Bedi was the first left-arm spinner to take five-wicket hauls. Bedi took three five-wicket hauls in Australia and all came in the 1977/78 series, with his first one in Brisbane when he picked up 5/55. In Perth, he went one better and took 5/89 and 5/105 in Perth to also take a 10-wicket haul. The 24-year-old also became the first Indian spinner since Anil Kumble to take a five-wicket haul in Australia, with Kumble last taking 5/84 in the Melbourne Test in 2007.Read More | India vs Australia, live cricket score: Kohli’s side enforce follow-onThe Uttar Pradesh bowler became the first left-arm spinner since Rangana Herath in 2012 to take a five-wicket haul in Australia. Herath, who recently retired from international cricket in the series against England, picked up a five-wicket haul in the Hobart Test. Thanks to his effort, India enforced the follow-on against Australia and it was the first time since 1986 that India had achieved the feat. Coincidentally, the first time they had made Australia follow-on was in Sydney.Read More | Liam Livingstone – the journey from 350 to Rajasthan Royals in IPLKuldeep had spun a web around the Australian batsmen on day 3 after Cheteshwar Pujara (193) and Rishabh Pant (159*) had helped India reach 622/7 declared, their second-highest score in Australia. He first accounted for Usman Khawaja (27) with a flighted delivery which the batsman miscued to Pujara at midwicket. His next victim was Travis Head (20) as the left-hander hit a low full toss back to the bowler. However, the dismissal of the day was Tim Paine (5) when he spun a sharp legbreak back and it went through the defences of the Australia captain.On day 4, Mohammed Shami had removed Pat Cummins (25) with a ball that kept low and Kuldeep took his fourth wicket when Nathan Lyon (0) missed the sweep. The left-armer should have gotten his five-wicket haul immediately afterwards but Hanuma Vihari dropped Josh Hazlewood at midwicket after he miscued a slog. The partnership yielded 42 runs for the final wicket but Kuldeep had the last say, trapping Hazlewood (21) with a flatter delivery that skidded through.In 2018, Kuldeep picked up a five-wicket haul in all formats to establish himself in the Indian cricket team. In 2019, he has started off with a bang with a five-wicket haul in the first match of the year. last_img read more

Former Giants owner Peter Magowan dies at 76

first_img MLB hot stove: Giants sign Drew Pomeranz to 1-year deal Magowan served as the team’s managing partner until 2008. During that time, he signed star outfielder Barry Bonds and helped the franchise build a new stadium — which opened as Pacific Bell Park and is now known as Oracle Park. “The Giants family, the entire Bay Area and the game of baseball lost a man whose passion and loyalty to his favorite team and beloved community made it possible for all of us and future generations to experience the magic of Giants baseball in San Francisco forever,” said Larry Baer, the Giants’ current president and CEO, in a statement. “Peter was my mentor and dear friend, and I will forever be grateful for his guidance, support and love.“His legacy will be carried on by all those he inspired, including community leaders, our players (and) the front office.” Related News “With groundbreaking vision, (Magowan) guided the effort that resulted in a ballpark that became a landmark for the city,” MLB commissioner Robert D. Manfred said in a statement. “In his 16 seasons of leadership, Peter oversaw a winning, civic-minded ballclub that represented the spirit of San Francisco.“The foundation created under his direction helped make the Giants the model club they remain today. All of us in baseball will be forever grateful to Peter for his pivotal part in preserving a first-class franchise in one of America’s most vibrant cities.” Former Giants owner Peter Magowan died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, the team announced. He was 76 years old.Magowan, along with other investors, was instrumental in keeping the Giants in San Francisco when they purchased the team in 1993. Previous owner Bob Lurie had originally planned to sell the franchise to a group based in Tampa.last_img read more