India vs Australia: Umesh Yadav's fiery bowling did the trick for India, says Ian Chappell

Dharamsala: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell on Monday heaped praise on Umesh Yadav and said his fiery pace bowling did the trick for India in the fourth and final Test in Dharamsala.

Set a target of 106 to win the match and with it the series, India were 19 for no loss at stumps on day three, needing another 87.

File picture of Ian Chappell. Getty

File picture of Ian Chappell. Getty

"Umesh Yadav has been a real hero for India, and it's not just in this Test match, he has done well in the whole series and throughout the whole summer," Chappell told 'ESPNcricinfo'.

He added, "To perform in so many Test matches and to have that sort of fire that he had at the start of Australian second innings, it was almost like he was determined that Australia were going to loose quite a few wickets before they got rid of the arrears.

"I thought he did a terrific job. Really the fire of Umesh Yadav that did the trick for India."

The defiant partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha in the first session today, Chappell felt, hit the Australians hard.

He also gave credit to skipper Ajinkya Rahane for backing his bowlers and giving them attacking field. The Australian batting great seemed impressed with Jadeja's improvement.


Updated Date: Mar 28, 2017 00:14 AM

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