Kuldeep Yadav's five-for against England: India’s top 5 bowling performances in T20Is

Kuldeep Yadav’s five-for against England: India’s top 5 bowling performances in T20Is

Yadav became third Indian bowler after Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take 5 wickets in a T20I.

Kuldeep Yadav of India bowls during a net session
Kuldeep Yadav of India bowls during a net session. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

India’s chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav continued with his good bowling form in England as he floored the hosts in the first T20 International (T20I) played in Manchester on Wednesday, July 3, by taking 5 wickets for 24 runs in his four overs.

It was because of his accurate spell that the hosts lost way after getting a good start and his five scalps were from the top six of England’s batting order. Yadav was selected as the man of the match even though KL Rahul hit an unbeaten century during India’s chase to see his side win by 8 wickets.

Yadav, 23, thus became the third Indian bowler to take a five-for haul in the 20-over format after his partner Yuzvendra Chahal (6 for 25 against England) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5 for 24 against South Africa).

Here, we take a look at top five bowling performances by India in T20s:

1. Yuzvendra Chahal (6 for 25 vs England; Feb 2017)

Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal
Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

It was the series decider game in Bengaluru after India were tied with England 1-1. India came up with a strong batting display on that day by posting 202 for 6 in 20 overs, thanks to half-centuries from Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

The English were chasing the target spiritedly with 119 for 2 in the 14th over. Just when the Indian supporters started to feel nervous, Chahal dismissed England captain Eoin Morgan and Joe Root in consecutive balls and the visitors fell like nine pins, losing their last eight wickets for just eight wickets!

Chahal returned with the figure of 6 for 25 in four overs – the third best figures in the T20Is after Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis’s (6 for 8 and 6 for 16). Chahal was picked both as the man of the match and man of the series as India won the decider by 75 runs to pocket the series 2-1.