The Twitterati went into meltdown as Kuldeep Yadav became only the 3rd Indian to pick up a hat-trick in ODIs after Chetan Sharma and Kapil Dev. When the momentum appeared to be with Australia, Kuldeep came in a wrecked havoc and stopped the visitors from chasing down the 253-run target.
Brief scores: India 252/10 (Virat Kohli 92, Ajinkya Rahane 55; Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/51, Kane Richardson 3/55) beat Australia 202/10 (Steve Smith 59, Marcus Stoinis 62*; Kuldeep Yadav 3/54, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/9) by 50 runs.
Here are some tweets from the match:
Once the teams were confirmed!
Well, this is Rohit Sharma's
Rohit Sharma averages a staggering 107 across all formats in international cricket at the Eden Gardens. #INDvAUS— Broken Cricket18???? (@BrokenCricket18) 21 September 2017
... but in reality!
Rohit Sharma fails at Eden Gardens.— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) 21 September 2017
For the Aussies - it's a Durga Puja miracle.#INDvAUS
Thankfully Virat Kohli and Rahane were there to rescue India from the early blow!
BCCI (@BCCI) 21 September 2017
50 for Rahane! Don't know for how long he'd be around opening for the ODI team, but he has treated us with those drives today! 😍 #INDvAUS— Manya (@CSKian716) 21 September 2017
Looked like it was a repeat of Bangladesh for the Australian players!
Aussie players dropping like flies in Kolkata - half the team look either ill or injured— John Etheridge (@JohnSunCricket) 21 September 2017
But then Disaster struck for India!
Oh, he was looking really good was Rahane. He will be mighty disappointed. Was set for a big one— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 21 September 2017
Chopped on! Kohli (92) has to depart, Coulter-Nile again the destroyer. Punter's record lives to see another day, India 5-197. #INDvAUS— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) 21 September 2017
Life of a Rahane's innings:— Cric Lama (@Cric_Lama) 21 September 2017
6. Tentative again
7. Buckle down
9. Nick & Gone#INDvAUS
Nervous 90s for Kohli!
Virat Kohli...— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 21 September 2017
His 6th score in the 90s in ODIs
Now that's an interesting fact!
Rohit Sharma once made more than this by himself at Eden Gardens! #INDvAUS— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) 21 September 2017
What a way to open the Australian innings!
He misses to the leeefffffffffft,— if Shrikant,who can? (@HomerOpines) 21 September 2017
He misses on the riiiiiiiiiiight,
This Hilton Cartwright,
His batting is shyte 😂😂😂
When things were going well for Australia, this happened!
When you step out from crease when Dhoni is behind the stumps... pic.twitter.com/sFcEphhiFm— Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee) 21 September 2017
But then the real storm hit Australia and its name was Kuldeep Yadav!
Kuldeep joins an elite list of players!
Hat-tricks for India in ODIs:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) 21 September 2017
Chetan Sharma, 1987
Kapil Dev, 1991
KULDEEP YADAV, 2017* #INDvAUS
Sirji with a cameo!
Eden Gardens is special for a reason!
These two have been immense in this series!
Australia play Kuldeep and Chahal like they are dodging grenades in a war zone #INDvAUS— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) 21 September 2017
Lasith Malinga or Bhuvneshwar Kumar? Who will take more wickets?
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