IND vs AFG: Umesh Yadav 22nd Indian to breach 100-wicket club in Tests

first_imgIndia fast bowler Umesh Yadav on Friday reached a major milestone as he picked up his 100th wickets in Test cricket.Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah became Umesh’s 100th Test victim in the second ball of the ninth over.The ball kept a bit low and came back into the Rahmat, who tried to shuffle back and play across the line but missed and the ball hit him plumb in front. The umpire had no hesitation in raising his finger.8.2 overs: Umesh to Rahmat Shah OUT! Dead plumb LBW. This is straight, Rahmat plays all around it and simply misses the ball. Is hit right in front of the sticks and is adjudged LBW.Also read – IND vs AFG, Only Test, Day 2, Live Cricket Score: Umesh gets to 100 wickets, AFG lose top-3The Vidarbha speedster also joined a long list of Indian bowlers with 100 or more wickets in the longest format.Umesh is now level with all-rounder Irfan Pathan as the 21st bowler to take 100 wickets for India. Pathan reached the mark in his 29th Test while Umesh took 37 to achieve the feat.The 30-year-old has been in outstanding form coming into this Test match on the back of some brilliant performances in the Indian Premier League this season where he got 20 wickets in 14 games at 20.90 and finished as the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament.Also read – India vs Afghanistan: Shikhar Dhawan had no idea he created historyRahmat’s dismissal was Afghanistan’s third loss inside 10 overs. The Test debutants are struggling to cope with the Indian bowling attack after the hosts folded for 474 in the first innings on day 2 of the one-off Test at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.advertisementAn excellent half century from all-rounder Hardik Pandya steered India to a commanding 474 even as Afghanistan managed to take the remaining four wickets on the second morning of the one-off Test here on Friday.Also read – IND vs AFG: Murali Vijay slams 3rd successive hundred at homeIndia managed to add 127 runs to their overnight total of 347/6, thanks to Pandya’s (71) third Test half-century, and coupled with some cameos from the tailenders.If statistics are to be taken into consideration, this is the third instance where a team has conceded more than 400 runs in their inaugural Test. Bangladesh (2000) and the West Indies (1928) are the other teams in the category.last_img