Suryakumar Yadav is the first Indian player to be dismissed from three first-ball ducks in a row in ODI cricket. The World’s No. 1 T20 batter was dismissed from the golden ducks by Australia as they secured their series-clinching triumph in Chennai.
Mitchell Starc dismissed Yadav in the first two games of the series before Ashton Agar bowled him in the series decider. While chasing 270 to dominate the series, India recorded 65-0 and 185-4, before their opponents fought back through spinners Adam Zampa and Agar.
Agar dismissed Virat Kohli to record 54 and Yadav’s first ball, while Adam Zampa made four wickets to help Australia restrict the Indians to 248, winning by 21 runs. Another first-ball disappointment saw Yadav rank as the 14th player in the world to lose three consecutive golden ducks in ODI cricket.
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The loss to Australia was India’s first home loss in the ODI series since 2019. It also makes Australia return home happy and with high spirits after a 2-1 loss in the Test Series.
According to Australia’s captain Steve Smith, the ODI series has been an enjoyable tour for the team and his men showcased an incredible performance in the last game. Australia’s tail battled hard to get the team to a competitive score and they kept taking wickets throughout the game.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma further added that the wicket was challenging at the end of the game, but they failed to bat well. After all, partnerships are essential to succeed in every game, but the Indian side failed to develop them. For Rohit, a batter needed to carry on to take their game deep, but that didn’t happen.
Fit-again David Warner made it back to the Australia lineup for the last ODI match, after suffering from an elbow injury. Wagner made 23 off 31 balls. However, that wasn’t the case for Steve Smith, who was the only player from the Australian team to have not recorded double figures. Opener Mitchell Marsh ended the game as the top scorer (47 off 47), as India’s spinner Kuldeep Yadav and seamer Hardick recorded three wickets each.