Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismisses Aaron Finch: The Indian fast bowler dismissed the Australian captain in his second over.
During the first ODI of the ongoing India’s tour of Australia at Sydney, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar made early inroads into the the Australia batting line-up as he sent back Australia captain Aaron Finch in his second over.
Bhuveshwar, who took the new ball for India, made an instant impact on the opposition as the second delivery of his second over went on to beat Finch. Minimal footwork didn’t help the batsman’s case either. Once the ball went between his bat and pad, it all bound to hit the stumps and it did.
Finch, who opened the batting alongside wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey, ended up scoring 6 (11) during his short stay in the middle.
Most ODIs to 100 ODI wickets (India):
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 12, 2019
Slower delivery 👍🏻
Cross seam 👍🏻
Runs with the bat 👍🏻
It’s a captain’s privilege to have a bowler as skillful as Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
— North Stand Gang – Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) January 12, 2019
The wicket came as Bhuvneshwar’s 100th ODI wicket. With it coming in his 96th ODI, it puts him fifth in the list of most matches played to pick 100 ODI wickets. Despite him being a vital member of India’s limited-overs side, Bhuvneshwar would be looking to improve on his numbers in the times to come.
Bhuvneshwar has become the 18th Indian bowler to reach the milestone. He is the 11th Indian fast bowler to grab 100 ODI dismissals.
Watch the full video of the dismissal:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up his 100th ODI wicket in style.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019
Earlier, Finch had won the toss and chose to bat. While Australia had announced their playing XI yesterday, India did it in the morning. Surprisingly, India opted to play wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik ahead of all-rounder Kedar Jadhav.
There is no doubt in Karthik as a batsman but his inclusion leaves India with only five bowling options. India might face difficulty in case of a bowler going through an off-day.
I must admit I am surprised India are playing Dinesh Karthik. Really rate him as a batsman in this format but thought Jadhav might give a few overs. This also means that the bowlers have been told there is nowhere to hide and they have to bowl 10 overs.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 12, 2019
I wonder what could made Kohli play Karthik ahead of Kedar. An on song Karthik is better than most of the bowlers but Kedar gives him an unconventional arm to take couple of wickets and an excellent striker of the ball too! #AUSvIND #INDvAUS
— Shantanu Smart (@smartshantanu) January 12, 2019
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