Umesh who made his debut in 2011 seems to have finally come of age especially after his fiery spell in Dharamsala in 2017, blew away the Australian top order in a spell of fast bowling seldom seen in India. Earlier known only for his pace and swing, he has now learned the art of bowling tight spells resulting in breakthroughs when the conditions are not supporting him. With the Indian bowling department bursting with talent, however, Umesh has to keep waiting for his chances to showcase his skills.read more
India's pace prowess came to the fore yet again as Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav bossed over a fragile South African batting line-up to put the hosts on the cusp of a 3-0 whitewash on Monday.
After winning the toss, India rode skipper's Virat Kohli double century, opener Mayank Agarwal's century and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's 91 to amass a mammoth 601/5d on board and later the hosts bowlers wrapped up both innings of South Africa in around two days.
With 14 required off the last over, Umesh was hit for a boundary each by Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins, who had identical scores of 7 not out as they reached the target of 127 off the last ball of the match.
Clinical India demolished a listless West Indies by 10 wickets in the second Test, inside three days, to clinch the series 2-0.
Indian spinners went off the boil in the final session as all-rounder Roston Chase hit a gutsy unbeaten 98 to take the West Indies to a respectable 295 for seven on the opening day of the second Test, here on Friday.
Indian players spent time on the nets, practising for the first T20I against the hosts Ireland. They will lock horn on Wednesday at Malahide Cricket Club.