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Stats: Jason Behrendorff stuns India with a 4-wicket haul

The Australian pacer spoiled the International debut of Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium.

Jason Behrendorff Australian bowler
Jason Behrendorff. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Jason Behrendorff produced one of the best spells by an Australian bowler in the T20 International cricket as the left-arm pacer removed India’s top four in a space of his three overs in the powerplay. He spoiled the International debut of Guwahati‘s Barsapara Cricket Stadium as the 38,000 plus fans who turned up for the games were disappointed to watch their batting heavyweights get out cheaply and the team was handed a huge defeat.

After getting hit for boundaries twice in the first three deliveries of the game’s first over, Behrendorff brought a delivery back into Rohit Sharma to trap him in front. A similar delivery at the end of the over yielded him the wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who bagged his first duck in the format in his 48th innings. Behrendorff dismissed Manish Pandey and Shikhar Dhawan in his following overs to see the back of India’s top four inside the first five overs.

Thus, he became the first Australian to take a 4-wicket in the powerplay overs of a Twenty20 International game. Overall, he is the 8th Australian to take a 4-wicket haul in T20I cricket and the 8th player to do the same against India in this format. Captain David Warner bowled him through in the opening spell and the left-armer finished with the figures of 4-0-21-4. These are the 5th best bowling figures for an Australian in T20Is. James Faulkner is the only Australia to take a 5-wicket haul in T20I which he did in the WT20 against Pakistan. In the last six years, Behrendorff’s 4/21 are the 2nd best for an Australian behind Faulkner’s 5-

James Faulkner is the only Australian to take a 5-wicket haul in T20I which he did in the WT20 against Pakistan. In the last six years, Behrendorff’s 4/21 is the 2nd best for an Australian behind Faulkner’s 5-fer in 2016.

Best bowling figures for Australia in T20I cricket:

The left-arm pacers figures of 4/21 are also the 5th best by anyone against India and the 2nd best in the last six years behind Mitchell Santner’s 4/11 in WT20 2016. Behrendorff also became the 2nd player to take a 4-wicket haul in India-Australia T20I as India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin recorded figures of 3.2-0-11-4 in the WT20 2014 game.

Best bowling figures against India in T20I cricket:

(Stats as on October 10, 2017)

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