Bhuvneshwar Kumar was at his destructive best in the second ODI against Australia as his 4-45 in 10 overs helped India win by six wickets, and earned him today’s Turbo Bowler award, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.
Kumar reminded the world of his class as he bulldozed through the Australian batting order in his second match back in the Indian team, following a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to injury.
He was only the latest of the Indian pace bowlers to exhibit the depth of India’s bowling attack as the opening bowler posed questions to the Aussies that their batsmen couldn’t adequately answer.
Kumar began his onslaught by dismissing the struggling Aaron Finch on 6 off 19 balls with a late in-swinging full delivery that caught Finch’s inside edge before rattling the Australian captain’s off stump.
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Kumar then went on to account for the ever-dangerous Glenn Maxwell (48 off 37 balls, 5×4 1×6) just two runs short of his half-century, before dismissing the in-form Shaun Marsh (131 off 123 balls, 11×4 3×6) two balls later. He then sent Peter Siddle packing for a golden duck with the first ball of the 50th over to restrict the home team to 298-9 – which India chased down in the last over of their innings.
India’s victory has tied the ODI series Down Under at 1-1 as the two teams head to Melbourne on Friday with the hopes of clinching a win at the MCG that will secure the series victory.
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