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Debutant Kuldeep bags 4, Oz all-out for 300

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DHARAMSALA, March 25: Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav made a memorable debut with a four-wicket haul that negated Steve Smith�s defiant hundred as India bowled out Australia for 300 on an engrossing opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test, here today.

The 22-year-old Kuldeep, who replaced injured skipper Viart Kohli, returned figures of four for 68 in 23 overs after Australia decided to bat and made a resounding start.

India�s first ever left-arm wrist spinner in Test cricket, Kuldeep bamboozled Australian batsmen in a terrific post-lunch spell, accounting for David Warner (56), Peter Handscomb (8) and Glenn Maxwell (8).

India did not score any run or lost wicket in the single over bowled by Josh Hazlewood before stumps were drawn.

This was after the visitors were on a roll during the opening session, courtesy skipper Smith�s quality knock of 111. Scoring his third century of the series, Smith along with Warner added 134 runs for the second wicket before Kuldeep weaved his spin magic.

Keeper-batsman Matthew Wade�s (57) rear guard effort stemmed the rot after the middle-order collapse with Australia managing to reach 300-run mark. Umesh Yadav (2/69 in 15 overs) once again played his part to perfection while Ravichandran Ashwin (1/54 in 23 overs) got the all-important wicket of Smith, who edged one to stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane at slip at stroke of tea. Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also had a wicket apiece.

SCORECARD

Australia 1st innings: DA Warner c Rahane b Kuldeep Yadav 56, MT Renshaw b Yadav 1, SPD Smith c Rahane b Ashwin 111, SE Marsh c Saha b Yadav 4, PSP Handscomb b Kuldeep Yadav 8, GJ Maxwell b Kuldeep Yadav 8, MS Wade b Jadeja 57, PJ Cummins c & b Kuldeep Yadav 21, SNJ O�Keefe run out 8, NM Lyon c Pujara b Kumar 13, JR Hazlewood not out 2. Extras: (b 1, lb 10) 11. Total: (all out; 88.3 overs) 300. Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-144, 3-153, 4-168, 5-178, 6-208, 7-245, 8-269, 9-298, 10-300. Bowling: B Kumar 12.3-2-41-1, UT Yadav 15-1-69-2, R Ashwin 23-5-54-1,RA Jadeja15-1-57-1, Kuldeep Yadav 23-3-68-4.

India 1st innings: KL Rahul not out 0, M Vijay not out 0. Extras: 0. Total: (0 wickets; 1 overs) 0. Bowling: JR Hazlewood 1-1-0-0. � PTI

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Debutant Kuldeep bags 4, Oz all-out for 300

DHARAMSALA, March 25: Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav made a memorable debut with a four-wicket haul that negated Steve Smith�s defiant hundred as India bowled out Australia for 300 on an engrossing opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test, here today.

The 22-year-old Kuldeep, who replaced injured skipper Viart Kohli, returned figures of four for 68 in 23 overs after Australia decided to bat and made a resounding start.

India�s first ever left-arm wrist spinner in Test cricket, Kuldeep bamboozled Australian batsmen in a terrific post-lunch spell, accounting for David Warner (56), Peter Handscomb (8) and Glenn Maxwell (8).

India did not score any run or lost wicket in the single over bowled by Josh Hazlewood before stumps were drawn.

This was after the visitors were on a roll during the opening session, courtesy skipper Smith�s quality knock of 111. Scoring his third century of the series, Smith along with Warner added 134 runs for the second wicket before Kuldeep weaved his spin magic.

Keeper-batsman Matthew Wade�s (57) rear guard effort stemmed the rot after the middle-order collapse with Australia managing to reach 300-run mark. Umesh Yadav (2/69 in 15 overs) once again played his part to perfection while Ravichandran Ashwin (1/54 in 23 overs) got the all-important wicket of Smith, who edged one to stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane at slip at stroke of tea. Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also had a wicket apiece.

SCORECARD

Australia 1st innings: DA Warner c Rahane b Kuldeep Yadav 56, MT Renshaw b Yadav 1, SPD Smith c Rahane b Ashwin 111, SE Marsh c Saha b Yadav 4, PSP Handscomb b Kuldeep Yadav 8, GJ Maxwell b Kuldeep Yadav 8, MS Wade b Jadeja 57, PJ Cummins c & b Kuldeep Yadav 21, SNJ O�Keefe run out 8, NM Lyon c Pujara b Kumar 13, JR Hazlewood not out 2. Extras: (b 1, lb 10) 11. Total: (all out; 88.3 overs) 300. Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-144, 3-153, 4-168, 5-178, 6-208, 7-245, 8-269, 9-298, 10-300. Bowling: B Kumar 12.3-2-41-1, UT Yadav 15-1-69-2, R Ashwin 23-5-54-1,RA Jadeja15-1-57-1, Kuldeep Yadav 23-3-68-4.

India 1st innings: KL Rahul not out 0, M Vijay not out 0. Extras: 0. Total: (0 wickets; 1 overs) 0. Bowling: JR Hazlewood 1-1-0-0. � PTI