Suryakumar Kumar registered most embarrassing records in the history of ODI cricket during AUS series
The third and final ODI between India and Australia at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, ended in Australia's favor, as they registered a 21-run win to clinch the three-match ODI series 2-1. It was a close contest as India fell short by 21 runs while chasing the target.
After getting starts, a number of the Indian batters threw their wickets, which resulted in India's first series loss since 2019. However, it was a series to forget for No. 1 ranked T20I batter Suryakumar Yadav, as he registered three consecutive golden ducks in the series, which ended as a nightmare for him.
In the series decider, he was given the role of a finisher and came to bat at No. 7, but it didn't do much for him, and it was left-arm spinner Ashton Agar who dismissed him on the very first ball. With this, he added an unwanted record to his name.
Suryakumar Yadav became the first Indian batter in history to be dismissed on three consecutive golden ducks in all games of an ODI series. Earlier, in the first two games, he was dismissed by Mitchell Starc. Further, he became the sixth Indian player to register three consecutive ducks.
Before this, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Zaheer Khan, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah had been dismissed for three consecutive ducks in 50-over cricket. Notably, the unwanted world record for most consecutive ducks is four.
Earlier in the game, India won the toss and bowled first. Australia got bowled out for 269 runs in 49 overs. Hardik Pandya (3/44) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/56) picked up three wickets each, while Mohammed Siraj and Axar Patel took two wickets each.
In reply, India got off to a flying start with Shubman Gill (37) and Rohit Sharma (30), but India lost the game in the end. Virat Kohli (54) scored a fighting half-century, but India got dismissed for 248 runs. Adam Zampa picked up 4/45.