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Kuldeep Yadav picks up his 3rd test fifer to Shun Bangladesh Batters at Chattogram

India vs Bangladesh 1st Test: Another session that belonged to India and Bangladesh were dismissed for 150. Playing his first Test in 22 months, and eighth overall, Kuldeep Yadav picked up the third five-wicket haul of his career as India bowled out Bangladesh for 150 on the third morning in Chattogram. Despite a lead of 254, they decided against enforcing the follow-on.

His success in Chattogram was not only limited to his bowling but to batting as well. Kuldeep scored his career-best runs in test cricket, 40, and stitched a crucial eight-wicket partnership with R. Ashwin. The 92-run stand took India past the 400-run mark.

A trivia about Kuldeep Yadav in Tests

Kuldeep Yadav has bowled in 13 Test innings. Staggeringly, he has taken four or more wickets in five of those. He takes a wicket nearly every six overs. He has taken more wickets than he has bowled maidens in his brief Test career spread over eight Tests played in seven series across five-and-a-half years.

By virtue of his epic spell, Kuldeep has written his name in the history books and upstaged the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin and Anil Kumble to create a new record. Kuldeep’s figures of 5/40 are the best ever by an Indian spinner against Bangladesh in the longest format of the game. In fact, Kuldeep is only the third Indian spinner alongside Ashwin and Sunil Joshi to take a 5-ver against Bangladesh in red-ball cricket.

Best bowling figure by an Indian spinner against Bangladesh in Test format:

5/40 – Kuldeep Yadav (2022)

5/87 – Ravi Ashwin (2015)

5/142 – Sunil Joshi (2000)

4/55- Anil Kumble (2004)

Moreover, Kuldeep is the 7th Indian bowler to achieve the feat against Bangladesh in Tests. Alongside Kuldeep, Ashwin, and Joshi; the likes of Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, and Umesh have also achieved the feat. Zaheer (3) and Irfan (2) are the only Indian bowlers to complete the feat multiple times.

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