Will remember Kohli’s wicket for a very long time: Richardson

Australia fast bowler Jhye Richardson finished with career-best figures of 4/26 to help Australia take a lead in the ODI series against India.

Jhye Richardson
The 22-year old youngster put up a match-winning show to finish with career-best figures of 4/26 and secured a 34-run win against India in the first ODI.

After posting 288 runs, it felt like the hosts are 20-30 runs short. But a sensational start from the Aussie bowlers particularly Richardson stunned the men in blue as they lost 3 wickets for just 4 runs on the board.

Behendroff removed Shikhar Dhawan early while Richardson departed Ambati Rayudu and the Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

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The youngster said in the post-match press conference that the wicket of the Indian captain was a massive achievement for him which he will remember for a long time.

“I was actually disappointed when the ball came out. I probably bowled a bit too straight. I had a fielder there who hung on to it, so it is a wicket I will remember for a very long time.”

Richardson was also awarded the man of the match for his match-winning bowling effort.

“I am ecstatic and really excited for the team. It’s good to put a personal performance on the board but I am really excited in the way Australian cricket is heading. The way we prepared for this game and the research we did on Indian players. Everything leading up to this game, I felt was absolutely perfect and the result was ideal tonight.”

The second ODI will be played at the Adelaide Oval on January 15.

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