India vs Australia: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4th slowest Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets

first_img Ritayan Basu SydneyJanuary 12, 2019UPDATED: January 12, 2019 09:03 IST India vs Australia 1st ODI: Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed Aaron Finch to reach his 100th ODI wicket (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia 46 for 2 in 11 overs (Khawaja 14*, S Marsh 0*. K Yadav 4 for 1, M Shami 7 for 0)Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the 19th Indian to reach 100 ODI wicketsBhuvi is the fourth slowest Indian to the 100-wicket mark in ODIs1st ODI (Full scorecard) Brief scores: Australia 46 for 2 in 11 overs (Usman Khawaja 14*, Shaun Marsh 0*. Kuldeep Yadav 4 for 1, Mohammed Shami 7 for 0).Bhuvneshwar Kumar reached the milestone of 100 wickets when he dismissed Australian captain Aaron Finch in his second over during the first one day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.Bhuvneshwar on reaching the 100-wicket mark, became the fourth slowest Indian to reach the milestone in ODIs. Bhuvneshwar reached the mark in his 96th ODI, with the likes the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Ravi Shastri having managed the feat in more matches.Sourav is the slowest to the feat with 308 ODIs, with Tendulkar taking 268, Yuvraj with 266 ODIs and the current India coach Shastri taking exactly 100 ODIs to take 100 ODI wickets.Bhuvneshwar will be the 19th Indian bowler to reach the mark.Bhuvneshwar Kumar picks up his 100th ODI wicket in style.Stream live via Kayo HERE: #AUSvIND (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2019Fastest Indian in that regard is Irfan Pathan who had taken just 59 matches to reach 100 ODI wickets. Rashid Khan had recently become the fastest ever to take 100 ODI wickets when he took just 44 matches to reach the mark.Bhuvneshwar joins the illustrious list of bowlers to take 100 ODI wickets for India: Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Kapil Dev, Venkatesh Prasad, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Manoj Prabhakar, Ashish Nehra, Sachin Tendulkar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Shastri, Ishant Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Umesh Yadav and Sourav Ganguly.advertisementBhuvneshwar made his debut in December 2012 against Pakistan, and took two wickets. Bowling on pitches and conditions at home meant a slow start to international cricket for the Meerut-born bowler. Bhuvneshwar has taken only one 5-wicket haul in his career, against Sri Lanka at Colombo in Septmeber 2017.This is how Bhuvneshwar Kumar took his 100th wicket – 2.2 Overs: B Kumar to A Finch, OUT! Bowled! Gone right through! Test match, T20I or ODI – Aaron Finch continues to be a walking wicket. He departs cheaply again and Bhuvi roars to get his 100TH ODI SCALP. What a beauty by Bhuvneshwar! He beautifully deceives the Aussie skipper. The previous ball moved away from him this time Kumar swings it back in and Finch is completely bamboozled. The ball was a bit fuller and pitched outside off. Aaron tries to defend it but the ball goes straight through the gap between the bat and pad. It’s a huge wicket and the dangerous Finch is back in the hut he has had a very bad summer so far.Bhuvneshwar had been out of cricket with a back spasm he incurred durin the Indian Premier League and which again retunred in the first Test during the tour of England. He made his return during the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates and looked patchy with his line and length.He made his comeback during West Indies’s tour of India last year but looked cagey and rusty. He leaked runs with the ball, conceeding in excess of 70 in one of the games.Bhuvneshwar’s shined with balls as he took 2 wickets from the three T20Is against Australia but didn’t get a chance in the Tests. He retunred in the ODIs to shine again.Also Read | Won’t travel in same bus as Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul: Harbhajan SinghAlso Read | MS Dhoni will make the most of large grounds in Australia: Sunil GavaskarFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow 1st ODIFollow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow 100 ODI wicketsFollow Sydney India vs Australia: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4th slowest Indian to reach 100 ODI wicketsIndia vs Australia 1st ODI: Australia 46 for 2 in 11 overs (Usman Khawaja 14*, Shaun Marsh 0*. Kuldeep Yadav 4 for 1, Mohammed Shami 7 for 0). Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the 19th Indian to reach 100 ODI wickets.advertisementlast_img read more