The second Test between India and West Indies moved into the second day and West Indies’ innings ended at 311 with Roston Chase making 106.
Indian bowling was on point and the best bowler by far was Umesh Yadav, who took on the load of fast bowling single-handedly as his partnership Shardul Thakur broke down with a groin injury on his debut after bowling 10 balls on day one.
Kuldeep Yadav picked 3/85 and Umesh too had picked three wickets on day one. Umesh then came back on day two and helped wrap up the Windies innings by picking the remaining three wickets to end up with his career best 6/88.
The cricket fraternity on Twitter was in awe of Umesh’s performance, given that he single-handedly took the load of fast bowling and returned with six wickets.
Here are some tweets praising his performance:
Wonderful innings by #RostonChase. He’s got potential and should bat at no 5. Congratulations to @y_umesh for a fine bowling performance. True workhorse of the Indian bowling attack. pic.twitter.com/7nyEO6pIcw— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 13, 2018
Of flat Indian tracks, Umesh Tadav has picked up wickets consistently with high pace and late swing. Surprisingly, he’s rarely first choice in more helpful conditions overseas— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 13, 2018
6 wickets for @y_umesh. After bowling his first 10-12 overs, he could extract good amount of pace and swing with the older ball on a pitch which looks flat. Well done! #INDvWI pic.twitter.com/F0NfIjp5Lp— R P Singh (@rpsingh) October 13, 2018
Umesh a different bowler when he gets that late outswinger going, wasn’t happening yesterday, seamer spots for the tour down under, later in the year up for grabs, it’s getting interesting #INDvsWI— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) October 13, 2018
6 wickets to Umesh Yadav! Well done! ????????— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 13, 2018
He must produce such performances more often for his own good as well as team’s.#WIvIND