Team India posted a big total of 404 runs in their first innings of the ongoing opening Test against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.
The tourists lost set batter, Shreyas Iyer (86), early on Day 2, but the pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav took charge and kept the pressure on Bangladesh bowlers. The duo took the total close to 400, and then came Umesh Yadav, who smashed 15 off 10, including two massive sixes to take the team’s total go past the mark of 400.
Yadav showed his intentions right from the word go as he slammed Mehidy Hasan Miraz for a humungous 100-metre six on the second delivery he faced. Mehidy bowled a flighted delivery, and Yadav cleared his front leg and smashed the red leather over mid-wicket for a gigantic six.
Here is the video:
Umesh is the Hulk of Indian cricket pic.twitter.com/3d8zrAQzKI
— Cricketfreak (@Cricketfreak999) December 15, 2022
Mehidy, however, had a great day with the ball as he claimed four wickets for 112 after left-arm spinner Taijul Islam took four scalps while conceding 133. India were eventually bowled out in the second session of the second day, having added 126 runs to their overnight 278/6.
Ashwin continued to impress with his all-round abilities as he scored 58, the third half-century in the India innings after Cheteshwar Pujara (90) and Iyer. Ashwin was well supported by Kuldeep, who made 40 as the duo added 92 runs for the eighth wicket.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— RAJA DK (@rajaduraikannan) December 15, 2022
100 meter six by Umesh Yadav. pic.twitter.com/BLmckt1V67
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) December 15, 2022
India reaches 4️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Umesh Yadav style (with a SIX)! 😍#BANvIND
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) December 15, 2022
Umesh Yadav robbed a 30-ball hundred. What have you done Siraj? Sad end. #BANvIND
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) December 15, 2022
Batters who have hit lesser 6s in Tests than Umesh Yadav (# of innings):
S Waugh (260)
G Chappell (151)
A Strauss (178)
Mark Taylor (186)
— Naman Agarwal (@CoverDrivenFor4) December 15, 2022
Umesh Yadav, the six-hitting machine.
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) December 15, 2022
A 100M six by Umesh Yadav on just the 2nd ball he faced.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 15, 2022
Umesh Yadav smashed 100 Meter SIX. pic.twitter.com/YQ21Mkimgj
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) December 15, 2022
— Shashank Redemption (@shammma143) December 15, 2022
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) December 15, 2022
100M six from Umesh Yadav on the very second ball he faced🔥#INDvsBAN
— Suriya Fans Rage (@_AkashSFC) December 15, 2022
Welcome six by Umesh Yadav#INDvsBAN
— abhishek agrawal🇮🇳 (@abhishe92065110) December 15, 2022
— Ayush Ranjan (@AyushRaGenius) December 15, 2022
— Sunny Singh (@SunnySingh000k) December 15, 2022
Umesh Yadav has unreal power. His batting strength and even the power for a throw. Super fast.
— Adish 🇫🇷 (@AdishDeGea) December 15, 2022
YadBall in the crease.
Kuldeep Yadav and Umesh Yadav! #INDvsBAN
— Gopinath B (@McGopi) December 15, 2022
Umesh Yadav second ball six 🤣😂😹
— P U S H P A – The Rule 🦁 (@Venkat_aadhf) December 15, 2022
Test match me Umesh Yadav ke lambe six… alag mahol🖖🏻#INDvsBAN
— Sarcastic Soul (@TolerableAtma) December 15, 2022