Less than a week after playing a crucial role in India’s victory over South Africa in the fourth and final Test of the series, Umesh Yadav was back at the Feroz Shah Kotla. India whites were replaced by darker shades of blue and opposition Vidarbha was 2013 Vijay Hazare Trophy Champions Delhi.
Delhi time, if not significantly, had changed considerably in the past four days. Unlike Monday – when Yadav ‘invest’ play for India – humidity levels dropped and there was a strong breeze blowing across the floor, so that reading of 16 degrees feels like something below 10.
The setting was perfect for a fast bowler heating and make the most of the conditions offered. Delhi, was asked to bowl, they were the first to get their hands dirty but it was Yadav who excelled with a sensational spell of 2/39 in defense 163 Vidarbha management.