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Yuzvendra Chahal 1st spinner to take 6 wickets in an ODI in Australia

first_imgBrief Scores: 3rd ODI – Australia 230-all out in 48.4 overs vs India in Melbourne. Handscomb (58), Chahal (6/42), Bhuvneshwar (2/28). Full ScorecardYuzvendra Chahal picked up the second five-wicket haul of his ODI career during the series decider against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Playing his first ODI of the New Year, Chahal struck twice in his first over to remove the well-set Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja in the space of 4 balls.Replacing Kuldeep Yadav with Yuzvendra Chahal proved to be a masterstroke by Virat Kohli. Last year, both men had bowled India to a historic ODI series win over South Africa but in the first two ODIs against Australia, Kuldeep was the preferred wrist-spinner for India. However, Chahal came in for the final ODI against Australia after Kuldeep went for 66 runs without taking a wicket off his 10 overs in Adelaide.While Kuldeep was the second highest wicket-taker in ODIs last year, Chahal did not do too badly either, snaring 29 wickets from 17 matches.Chahal became the first spinner to take a six-wicket haul in ODIs in Australia. The previous best figures for a spinner belonged to current India coach Ravi Shastri.Before Chahal, only seven spinners had taken ODI five-wicket hauls in Australia: Abdul Qadir (5/53) v Australia (MCG, 1984), R Shastri (5/15) v Australia (Perth, 1991), Shane Warne (5/33) vs West Indies (SCG, 1996), Saqlain Mushtaq (5/29) v Australia (Adelaide, 1996), Jimmy Adams (5/37) v Pakistan (Adelaide, 1996), Brad Hogg (5/32) v West Indies (MCG, 2005), Imran Tahir (5/45) v West Indies (SCG).On Friday, Yuzvendra Chahal bamboozled the Australians with his guile and variety. After rocking them in his first over, Chahal removed the dangerous Marcus Stoinis before dismissing Jhye Richardson and Peter Handscomb.advertisementThis was Chahal’s second five-wicket haul. He had first picked up a five-for in the Centurion ODI against South Africa in February 2018. India had won that game by 9 wickets.,Yuzvendra Chahal also became the second Indian to take a five-wicket haul at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Ajit Agarkar was the first when he picked 6 for 42.Overall, Chahal now has 61 wickets from 35 one-day internationals.Also Read | India vs Australia Live Score, 3rd ODIAlso Read | Watch: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s dead ball delivered from behind the stumpsAlso Read | 2019 World Cup: Shane Warne suggests teams play showpiece event in retro kitsAlso Read | Hardik Pandya’s moment of madness gives Vijay Shankar another shot at redemptionlast_img read more

Real Madrid missing killer instinct

first_imgReal Madrid Real Madrid missing killer instinct as another opportunity slips away Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 06:15 12/3/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(44) Karim Benzema, Real Madrid Getty Real Madrid Athletic Club v Real Madrid Athletic Club Primera División Opinion The champions were held to a 0-0 by Athletic Club despite dominating in Bilbao and failed to capitalise on Barcelona’s draw against Celta Vigo It seemed as if Real Madrid’s title hopes were alive again. Barcelona’s second successive draw in the Primera Division meant Los Blancos could close the gap to six points by beating Athletic Club at San Mames on Saturday. But it was another opportunity missed in the end.Zinedine Zidane’s side were without Gareth Bale, rested as a precaution after returning from injury impressively against Fuenlabrada in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night – and how he was missed in the Basque Country.Isco is a fantastic footballer, but Madrid’s attack lacks dynamism and pace in his presence. Particularly away from home, Bale’s running can help to stretch rival defences and provide space for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema. Instead, it was all too predictable. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The same can be said of Zidane’s line-up. Everybody knows the team he will pick at the moment and exactly how they will play. Constant crossing into the area is not a wise tactic against a tall and physical side like Athletic, either – and it did not work again in this match.Athletic Real Madrid scoreMadrid needed a penalty to beat lowly Malaga at home last weekend, with Ronaldo netting on the rebound after his spot-kick had been saved. And there is the feeling that Real are not finishing teams off at the moment.Ronaldo and Benzema have just two goals each in La Liga, while Bale has been sidelined for much of the campaign. Nevertheless, Saturday’s game in Bilbao was one Madrid would have found a way to win in 2016-17. This season, however, it is a different story.The champions have already lost at home to Betis, with draws at the Bernabeu against Levante and Valencia. And on the road, they surprisingly went down at Girona, having to settle for a point at Atletico and now Athletic as well.Such results are not good enough for a team aspiring to be champions and although there is a Clasico clash to come at the Bernabeu on December 23, even a win will only reduce the deficit to five points as things stand. And that match also comes at a tough time for Los Blancos, just days after they conclude their participation in the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.Sergio Ramos Aritz Aduriz Athletic Bilbao Real Madrid La LigaCristiano Ronaldo Real MadridThe draw at San Mames sees Madrid in fourth, eight points adrift of Barcelona and level with fifth-placed Sevilla, their rivals at the Bernabeu in the next round of matches. And it could have been worse, too.Sergio Ramos, sent off for a record 19th time in La Liga, was fortunate not to concede a penalty, as was Marcelo right at the end, while bookings for Casemiro and Dani Carvajal mean they are now suspended for the visit of Sevilla.In the final half an hour of the match, Athletic could barely string three passes together as Madrid launched a wave of attacks that looked likely to bring a vital victory.Instead, however, it all proved futile. Too predictable and too pedestrian, Zidane’s side have lost their killer instinct and this missed opportunity means it is a long way back now for Los Blancos. On this form, it looks unlikely they will close the gap.last_img read more