A gritty-92 by the captain and a hat-trick by Kuldeep Yadav secured an easy 50-run victory for the hosts over the Australian team.
The victory at Eden Garden’s gave the Men in Blue the number one spot in ICC’s ODI rankings. Previously in a rain-affected encounter at Chepauk, Virat Kohli-led side registered an impressive win by 26-runs.
In Chennai, the Chinaman from Uttar Pradesh got the better of the explosive opening Australian batsman, David Warner and soon after that wicket, Kuldeep Yadav even made sure he gets under the skin of the touring team.
Yadav was quoted taking a shot at Warner, where he said that he can get the Australian opener anytime. Though, Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave India early breakthrough and we did not get to see Warner vs Kuldeep at Eden Gardens but that did not stop Warner from making his intentions clear for the rest of the series.
The swashbuckling opening batsman said,
“I like Kuldeep’s confidence. Credit to him for the way he bowled (in Kolkata). But the pressure is on him to perform, not me,” Warner said. “You have played two Test matches and nine ODIs – when you are young, you have that confidence. I remember I had that kind of confidence when I was young and probably said things I would not now.
Warner, in the end, said that, he (Kuldeep) is bowling well but by using such words he is adding the pressure on himself.
“He has been doing well and he has confidence that is what he brings to the table. But when he speaks like that, he is bringing the pressure on himself.”