Indian team registered yet another Test series win in this home season after defeating Australia by 8 wickets in Dharamsala in the series decider Test of the four-match series. Opener KL Rahul and stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane ran through the visitors’ bowlers while chasing a target of 106 runs in the second innings.
While Rahul and Rahane who took the Indian team over the line, it was the clinical bowling performance on day 3 by the Indian bowlers that took away the game from the Aussies. Indian pacers Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a superb spell of fast bowling at the start of the Australia’s second innings and consistently bowled deadly bouncers and as a result of that, the team from down under was reduced to 31/3.
Yadav revealed his plans of that spell, he said, “I just told myself this is the last Test of the season and I have to show what I have got. Knowing this is the last game, I just gave it my all. Just trying hard to do something special for the team. Special for me too. This kind of spells come rarely. I am thankful to Sanjay Bangar. He keeps telling me these are my strong points and asks me to keep bowling there.”
R Ashwin also showered praises for Yadav’s performance when he ran through the Australian batsmen, he said, “Yesterday was really special. The game in the balance, and Umesh blasting them away.”
The premier off-spinner also talked about the importance of his bowling partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, he said, “I have been battling injuries this series, thanks to the physio and the support staff to get me up. Jaddu and I have been hand in glove all season. When we bowl in tandem, it has been great. Credit needs to be given to Jaddu, he gives me the cushion to try different things.”