Sydney T20I: Krunal Pandya records best T20I bowling figures by a spinner in Australia

first_imgKrunal Pandya set a new record in the third T20 international against Australia on Sunday as he registered the best bowling figures by an Indian in the format on Australian soil.Pandya picked up a four-wicket haul and gave away just 36 runs in four overs to help India restrict Australia to 164 for 6 after the hosts won the toss and opted to bat in the final match of the three-T20I series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.The senior Pandya’s career-best figures are also the best by a spinner in T20Is in Australia. He was ably assisted by chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, who picked up one wicket and gave away just 19 runs in his quota of 4 overs.India vs Australia 3rd T20I in Sydney: Live BlogJust when the partnership between the openers seemed to be getting bigger, Krunal came in with the much needed breakthrough, picking Finch (28) before the wickets, with Australia at 68/1 in 8.3 overs.India’s Krunal Pandya sparked a mini collapse from the Aussies on his way to a four-wicket haul.#AUSvIND @toyota_aus (@cricketcomau) November 25, 2018With the addition of another five runs on Australia’s scorecard, Kuldeep gave another jolt as the chinaman packed back a well-settled Short (33) in the 10th over. Krunal then dismissed incoming batsman Ben McDermott on a duck, leaving the hosts at 73/3.Also read – David Warner put to test by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood at SCG netsHis fall saw Glenn Maxwell come in the middle, but while trying to launch a ball of Krunal into orbit, the batsman was caught at long-on by Rohit Sharma, leaving the hosts tottering at 90/4.advertisementStumper Alex Carey (27) and Chris Lynn (13) then added 29 runs for the fifth wicket, helping their side cross the three digit mark. However, Krunal was in no mood to spare the aussies, who had clobbered him for 55 runs in Brisbane, and picked his fourth wicket by sending back Carey in the 16th over.India vs Australia 2nd T20I at Sydney: Live Cricket ScoreWith Australia at 131, Lynn departed after failing to complete his ground and Jasprit Bumrah made no mistake in hitting the bulls eye.Marcus Stoinis then played a 15-ball 25 run knock, while Nathan Coulter-Nile chipped in with 13 runs off seven deliveries in the final overs to help the hosts reach a good total.(With IANS inputs)last_img