Debutant Kuldeep Yadav grabbed four wickets to tilt the scales in favour of India in the decisive fourth Test on Saturday after Steve Smith had given Australia a flying start.
Smith smashed 14 fours in his fine 111-run knock to become the first Australian skipper to hit three centuries in a Test series in India.
The visitors squandered a promising start to be bowled out for 300 just minutes before the close of play after winning the toss and electing to bat first.
The Aussie looked firmly in control, having cruised to 131-1 at lunch but Kuldeep's scintillating spell meant the visitors lost their remaining wickets in the last two sessions.
The youngster came in for deserving praise, led by none other than the Master Blaster himself.
I am impressed with @imkuldeep18's variations and the way he has started. Keep going strong, this can be your match to shine.— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 25, 2017
This has been a magnificent spell of bowling from the young man Kuldeep— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) March 25, 2017
Wonderful beginnings for a debutant.. 2 very good wickets &the way he has bowled.. Way to go.. God bless #KuldeepYadav— Kartik Murali (@kartikmurali) March 25, 2017
Is China ke maal ki lambi guarantee hai.India's first ever Test Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav ,shaandaar firki le li Australia ki. pic.twitter.com/WMgFLEor74— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 25, 2017
Yadavs may have lost out in politics but are on top in cricket! Well bowled Kuldeep and Umesh! India ahead on day one! #INDvsAUS— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) March 25, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed watching India's comeback and calling the same...young Kuldeep has had a debut to remember. Chinaman is an asset.— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 25, 2017
India's fightback was led by a youngster who was really the 5th bowler. Very impressive from Kuldeep Yadav; especially the two he got bowled— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 25, 2017
This is a fairy-tale debut for Kuldeep Yadav. Always something extra with the wrist spinner. And he can bat!— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 25, 2017
Australia find themselves in kulDeep shit right now! #IndvAus— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 25, 2017
Chinaman doing well near Himalayas. China should be mulling to stake claim on Kuldeep Yadav— Jalandar (@scriblng) March 25, 2017
131 for 1 at lunch, Aus would've looked at 450+. Smith, despite ton will be distraught. How well gamble with Kuldeep has paid off for India!— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 25, 2017
This is what a good wrist spinner can do on a good batting pitch on a first day. #KuldeepYadav— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) March 25, 2017
Bagful of spin tricks... crazy running celebration to boot... Kuldeep Yadav is setting his big stage alight! #IndvAus— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 25, 2017
Kuldeep Yadav has set up the series win for India with this performance. What a debut.— dorku (@Dorkstar) March 25, 2017
Saving the best for the last, this tweet perfectly summed up what an achievement it was for young Kuldeep.
Kuldeep Yadvav takes four wickets on debut and He walked into the team which had No.1 and No.2 Bowler...What a dream debut!— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) March 25, 2017
Well played, Kuldeep!
With PTI inputs