India pacer Umesh Yadav was the star of the show for the hosts as he rattled Windies with a 6-wicket haul in the first innings of the second Test at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Umesh picked up all the three wickets to fall on day 2 as the visitors were bundled out for 311 in their first innings. With this effort, the fast bowler became the first pacer since 2000 to pick up a 6 wicket-haul in an innings.
Figures of 6 for 88 were also his best bowling figures personally as he bettered his previous best which came against Australia in January 2012 at Perth when he finished with 5/93.
Umesh took the wickets of Shai Hope (36), Roston Chase (106), Shane Dowrich (30), Jason Holder (52), Devendra Bishoo (2) and Shannon Gabriel (0) in the Windies first innings.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
🙌 UMESH YADAV STRIKES 🙌
— ICC (@ICC) October 13, 2018
6 wickets to Umesh Yadav! Well done! 👏👏
He must produce such performances more often for his own good as well as team’s.#WIvIND
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 13, 2018
6 wickets for @y_umesh. After bowling his first 10-12 overs, he could extract good amount of pace and swing with the older ball on a pitch which looks flat. Well done! #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/F0NfIjp5Lp
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 13, 2018
Five wicket hauls by India pacers at home in last 5 years:
Mhd Shami v WI, 2013
Bhuvneshwar v NZ, 2016
Umesh Yadav v WI, 2018#IndvWI
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 13, 2018
Umesh Yadav's 6/88 is the first six-wicket haul by an Indian pacer in a home Test since Javagal Srinath's 6/27 vs NZ in the 1999 Mohali Test. #INDvWI
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) October 13, 2018
Umesh Yadav becomes the first Indian pacer to take a six-wicket haul at home in this century in Tests. #INDvWI
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) October 13, 2018
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) October 13, 2018