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Kuldeep Yadav creates world record against Ireland

Dublin: Kuldeep Yadav started his English tour in a brilliant fashion, registering a world record to his name. It feels like he has adapted well to the conditions with a four-wicket haul against Ireland in the opening T20 in Malahide on Wednesday.

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Yadav's impressive performance also imposed that India's easy 76-run win over Ireland on Wednesday was down to hosts' inability to play spin properly.


Dubbed as dress rehearsal for the England series, the formidable Indian team outbatted the opposition.

  • India scored an imposing 208 for five, courtesy openers Rohit Sharma (97 off 61 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (74 off 45 balls).
  • In reply, Ireland could only manage 132/9 in 20 overs despite a breezy innings of 60 off 35 balls by opener James Shannon.

Irish batsmen didn’t have a clue how to play chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (4/21 in 4 overs). His partner in crime Yuzvendra Chahal was hit for four sixes but eventually ended with improved figures of 3 for 38 in his four overs spell.

The highlight of this performance was that Yadav now has 16 wickets in T20 internationals. Getting past Michael Rippon, the Dutch-South African cricketer's record of most wickets in T20Is(15) as a left-arm chinaman.

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