India vs Australia: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4th slowest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets

first_img1st ODI (Full scorecard) Brief scores: Australia 46 for 2 in 11 overs (Usman Khawaja 14*, Shaun Marsh 0*. Kuldeep Yadav 4 for 1, Mohammed Shami 7 for 0).Bhuvneshwar Kumar reached the milestone of 100 wickets when he dismissed Australian captain Aaron Finch in his second over during the first one day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.Bhuvneshwar on reaching the 100-wicket mark, became the fourth slowest Indian to reach the milestone in ODIs. Bhuvneshwar reached the mark in his 96th ODI, with the likes the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Ravi Shastri having managed the feat in more matches.Sourav is the slowest to the feat with 308 ODIs, with Tendulkar taking 268, Yuvraj with 266 ODIs and the current India coach Shastri taking exactly 100 ODIs to take 100 ODI wickets.Bhuvneshwar will be the 19th Indian bowler to reach the mark.Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up his 100th ODI wicket in style.Stream live via Kayo HERE: https://t.co/rHhkFrd50M #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/jNeP2XuWRKcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019Fastest Indian in that regard is Irfan Pathan who had taken just 59 matches to reach 100 ODI wickets. Rashid Khan had recently become the fastest ever to take 100 ODI wickets when he took just 44 matches to reach the mark.Bhuvneshwar joins the illustrious list of bowlers to take 100 ODI wickets for India: Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Kapil Dev, Venkatesh Prasad, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Prabhakar, Ashish Nehra, Sachin Tendulkar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Shastri, Ishant Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Umesh Yadav and Sourav Ganguly.advertisementBhuvneshwar made his debut in December 2012 against Pakistan, and took two wickets. Bowling on pitches and conditions at home meant a slow start to international cricket for the Meerut-born bowler. Bhuvneshwar has taken only one 5-wicket haul in his career, against Sri Lanka at Colombo in Septmeber 2017.This is how Bhuvneshwar Kumar took his 100th wicket – 2.2 Overs: B Kumar to A Finch, OUT! Bowled! Gone right through! Test match, T20I or ODI – Aaron Finch continues to be a walking wicket. He departs cheaply again and Bhuvi roars to get his 100TH ODI SCALP. What a beauty by Bhuvneshwar! He beautifully deceives the Aussie skipper. The previous ball moved away from him this time Kumar swings it back in and Finch is completely bamboozled. The ball was a bit fuller and pitched outside off. Aaron tries to defend it but the ball goes straight through the gap between the bat and pad. It’s a huge wicket and the dangerous Finch is back in the hut he has had a very bad summer so far.Bhuvneshwar had been out of cricket with a back spasm he incurred durin the Indian Premier League and which again retunred in the first Test during the tour of England. He made his return during the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates and looked patchy with his line and length.He made his comeback during West Indies’s tour of India last year but looked cagey and rusty. He leaked runs with the ball, conceeding in excess of 70 in one of the games.Bhuvneshwar’s shined with balls as he took 2 wickets from the three T20Is against Australia but didn’t get a chance in the Tests. He retunred in the ODIs to shine again.Also Read | Won’t travel in same bus as Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | MS Dhoni will make the most of large grounds in Australia: Sunil Gavaskarlast_img read more

Virat Kohli on meeting Kane Williamson in another World Cup semi-final: Quite a nice memory

first_imgVirat Kohli is all set to lead Team India against Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the 1st semi-final of World Cup 2019 when the sides meet in Manchester on Tuesday. The clash between Men in Blue and the Black Caps shares eerie similarities with 2008’s U-19 World Cup semi-finals. During the U-19 World Cup semi-final, the two teams that faced off against each other were also India and New Zealand.Well, the current captains of both teams Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, who rose through the ranks of Under 19 cricket, led the two sides during the 2008 U-19 semi-finals.On the eve of the big match, when Kohli was asked about his memories from 11 years ago, he replied with a smile saying that ‘it’s a really nice thing’ to happen.”Quite a nice thing to realise that 11 years after, we are captaining our respective nations again in a senior World Cup from U19. So, yeah we’ve spoken about it before. A lot of players from that whole World Cup from our batch, from their batch, from other teams as well made it to their national teams as well and are still playing, which is I think a great thing to see.From 2008-20192 captains captaining their sides – Who would have thought? @imVkohli asks #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/FGX8s1OOnHBCCI (@BCCI) July 8, 2019″I think it’s a really nice memory and we’ll both feel good about this is happening. Obviously neither him nor me could have anticipated that one day this will happen, but yeah it’s a really nice thing,” said Kohli.advertisementRavindra Jadeja, Trent Boult and Tim Southee also participated in the U-19 semis. Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who helped India trump New Zealand by 3 wickets with an all-round man of the match performance, had accounted for the important wicket of Kane Williamson.Rohit Sharma, who has been in supreme form during the World Cup, was representing India in 2008 Commonwealth Bank ODI tri-series. Rohit had scored 235 runs in 10 innings with an average of 33.57 in that series.It will be interesting to see if Virat Kohli can inspire his brigade to a win when India takes on Kane Williamson led New Zealand in the first semi-finals of World Cup 2019 at Old Trafford on July 9.Also Read | World Cup 2019: My respect for MS Dhoni will always be sky high, says Virat KohliAlso Read | I can bowl anytime, I am lethal: Virat Kohli jokes ahead of India-New Zealand semi-finallast_img read more