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Five unnoticed records that were broken in the Australia vs India Test series

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#2 Kuldeep Yadav becomes the first Indian bowler to take fifers outside Asia in all formats:

Wrist spinners have proven to be a threat and dominated the game across formats in recent years. India were lucky enough to find a young chinaman bowler who was impressive in his U-19 days as well as in the IPL. He was then selected to the limited overs where he proved his worth. He was waiting to get into the Test squad but was unlucky on a couple of occasions.

He then debuted against Australia at home and took a 4-wicket haul. Then came the overseas tour where he had a forgettable game versus England at Lord's which taught him the difference between an ODI and a five-day game. However, he re-grouped impressively and got his first fifer against West Indies at Rajkot which earned him a place in the squad against the Aussies.

He had to wait until the Sydney Test to get an opportunity and he made the most of this by becoming the first Indian bowler to bag five-wicket haul in every format outside Asia. He also became the first chinaman bowler to take 5-wicket haul in Tests in Australia in 64 years. His figures stood at 31.5-6-99-5(read as overs-maidens-runs-wickets).

Indians to take five-wicket hauls outside India in all three formats:

Kuldeep Yadav

Bhuvneshwar Kumar