‘You by no means play cricket for self-accolades, however to affix the 200-club was fairly particular’ – Josh Hazlewood

Quick bowler Josh Hazlewood registered essentially the most economical five-wicket haul by an Australian within the final 73 years as India have been decimated to their lowest-ever complete – 36 for 9 – in Check historical past on Day 3 of the pink-ball Check on the Adelaide Oval on Saturday (December 19).

Josh Hazlewood scalped Wriddhiman Saha and Ravichandran Ashwin off the fourth and fifth balls of the nineteenth over to develop into the 18th Australian to succeed in 200 wickets in Check cricket. He may have additionally accomplished his maiden hat-trick, however Umesh Yadav managed to get an inside edge onto his pads.

The 29-year-old expressed disappointment over not conducting the hat-trick, however he sounded joyous to have joined the celebrated membership.

“It was, it was [a special moment]. I assume you by no means play cricket for self accolades, however to affix the 200 membership was fairly particular,” Josh Hazlewood mentioned on Sony Sports activities Community.

The New South Wales lad credited Pat Cummins for opening the floodgates early within the day. Cummins dismissed nightwatchman Jasprit Bumrah (2 off 17) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0 off 8) earlier than Josh Hazlewood accounted for 5 of the subsequent six wickets to fall.

“All the pieces went to plan. I believe the way in which Pattie began was unbelievable, to knock over the 2 massive wickets was form of setting the tone, and one impressed two…Yeah, it’s good enjoyable.

“We’re all actually good mates clearly and we performed a variety of cricket collectively now, and seeing different guys get the milestone as effectively…it’s simply superior to return out and look to take 20 wickets each sport. So it’s good enjoyable,” Josh Hazlewood mentioned.

Josh Hazlewood leaves Australia getting ready to 1-0 lead

Josh Hazlewood dismissed Hanuma Vihari in the first innings
Josh Hazlewood dismissed Hanuma Vihari within the first innings

Check cricket’s lowest complete prior to now 65 years means Australia will now should chase down a meagre 90 runs to go 1-0 up within the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Matthew Wade (14* off 17) and Joe Burns (0* off 13) helped the hosts attain 15 for 0 on the Dinner break.

Whereas Virat Kohli will fly again to India after the opening Check to attend the beginning of his first youngster, India may also be with out Mohammad Shami within the Boxing Day Check. The India speedster retired damage after being struck flush on the proper arm by a Pat Cummins bouncer after the previous didn’t sway out of the way in which.


Revealed 19 Dec 2020, 12:16 IST

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