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Yuzvendra Chahal made an impact in the ODI series against Australia after being included in the Melbourne ODI. In the series-
decider, Chahal was brought into the attack in the 24th over and
he picked up a wicket straight away. The leading run-getter of the
series Shaun Marsh was stumped off a wide while Usman
Khawaja gave him a return catch in the same over. Chahal had
figures of 6/42 in the end which helped them restrict the hosts to
230 as he was playing in a crucial stage in Marcus Stoinis and
All the major stats and numbers that Yuzvendra Chahal recorded
with his brilliant spell of bowling:
1 – Chahal becomes the first spinner in ODI history to take a 6-
wicket haul in Australia As many as eight spinners picked a 5-
wicket haul in ODIs in Australia before Chahal but none of them converted it to a 6-fer.
1 – He became the first Indian spinner to take two five-fers out
India He reaped 5/22 against South Africa in an ODI last year. He
is the 3rd Indian after Ashish Nehra and Irfan Pathan to have two
five-fers away from home in this format and the first with two
outside Asia Both Nehra and Irfan’s second ODI were five-time in
Asia while their first team was recorded in Africa.
2 – Chahal is only the 2nd Indian who has more than one 6-wicket
haul in Limited Overs Internationals (ODIs and T20Is). Ashish
Nehra picked two 6-fers in ODI cricket while the leg-spinner has
one each in ODIs and T20Is.
3 – He is the 3rd spinner to have taken a 6-wicket haul in ODI
cricket against Australia Murali Kartik had figures of 6/27 in the
2007 Mumbai ODI while Shahid Afridi took 6/38 against the Aussies in the 2009 Dubai ODI.
3 – He is also the 3rd Indian to take a five-month career in ODI
cricket in Australia. Ravi Shastri took 5/15 against the hosts in
the 1991 Perth ODI while Ajit Agarkar finished with 6/42 against
the Aussies in the 2004 Melbourne ODI.
6/42 – Chahal’s bowling figures are joint best by any player in the
ODI format on Australian soil. Agarkar had also registered figures
of 6/42 against the hosts in 2004 also at the MCG. Overall,
Chahal is the 4th bowler after Agarkar, Mitchell Starc (6/43 vs
India, 2015) and Chris Woakes (6/45 vs Australia, 2011) to bag an ODI 6-in-Australia
9 – He is the 9th bowler and 5th spinner to bag a 6-wicket haul in ODI cricket for India Kuldeep Yadav was the last when he picked up 6/25 against England in the Nottingham ODI last year. With that 6-fer, Kuldeep became the first spinner to win a ODI 6-in-England