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India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Yuzvendra Chahal surpasses legends with magical spell at MCG

Besides setting his own career best, he also now has the best figure of an Indian in Australia, overtaking players such as Ajit Agarkar and Ravi Shastri.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 18, 2019 13:05 IST
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Chahal set a career-best figure at the MCG during the 3rd ODI

Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal took the Australian batsmen for a ride in Melbourne as the leggie broke a few illustrious records during the 3rd ODI in Melbourne and also set a career-best figure in ODI cricket.

Chahal grabbed his first opportunity in the series with both hands, taking a career-best 6 for 42 to decimate Australia for a paltry 230 in the third and final ODI on Friday.

In doing so, he also improved on his previous best of 5-22 against South Africa at Centurion in January 2018.

Chahal also now has the best record by an Indian in Australia, overtaking players such as Ajit Agarkar and Ravi Shastri. 

Best figures for India in Australia

6/42 Yuzvendra Chahal v Aus, MCG, 2019 *

6/42 Ajit Agarkar v Aus, MCG, 2004
5/15 Ravi Shastri v Aus, WACA, 1991

Chahal also became the second Indian after Ravi Shastri to claim six wickets at MCG and also became the joint sixth best bowling performance by an Indian in ODI cricket. He shares the feat along with Ajit Agarkar.

At the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Chahal matched Agarkar's 6-42 during 2004 tri-series to record the joint best-ever ODI figures on Australian soil. 

In doing so, he also improved on his previous best of 5-22 against South Africa at Centurion in January 2018.

He also overtook a few legends in the overall spinners for best figures against Australia in Australia.

Overall Spinners

6/42 Yuzvendra Chahal v Aus, MCG, 2019 *
5/15 Ravi Shastri, WACA, 1991
5/29 Saqlain Mushtaq, Adelaide, 1996
5/53 Abdul Qadir, MCG, 1984

The leggie ran riot at the MCG, claiming wickets of Usman Khawaja (34), Shaun Marsh (39), Peter Handscomb (58), Marcus Stoinis (10), Jhye Richardson (16) and Adam Zampa (8). 

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