The 25 year Delhi pacer produced a splendid performance with a ball on a seamer friendly pitch. His 3 wickets in four overs for just 19 runs with a maiden over was honored with man of match award. You can understand the importance of yadav contribution from the fact that none of host bowlers could not dominate on the green pitch.
Yadav bowled his first over with two slips and his first bowl was produced the first wicket. Mandeep Singh edged the swinging ball to the wicket keeper. With one down Paul valthaty came on the crease. The next five deliveries were silently played with no runs either wit bat or extras. Yadav first over was a maiden wicket.
Bowling his second over, valthaty gave the strike to gilchrist after stealing a single run. The Punjab captain looked in good touch with bat as he hammered Morkel for two boundaries in previous over. But Yadav first ball to Punjab captain was again a short length. While trying to hit it, gilchrist got a top edge and the fielder took a diving catch to give Delhi the second important breakthrough.
Yadav second wicket was a very important wicket for the visitors. With the captain back in dressing room, next came Punjab reliable middle order batsmen hussey. A lot dependent on him to recover the team from the trouble. But Yadav got the danger men out in his third over triggering a batting collapse for home team.
It was a short ball. Hussey tried to hit it. The wall went into air and Pathan standing mid on took a easy catch to give Yadav his third scalp of today. the Punjab team was in a bad situation with just 20 runs on board and four big names gone cheaply. Yadav combined his skills well with a unique pitch on Indian subcontinent which favors pacers who can vary their line and length to swing and bounce the ball.
Yadav gave away 15 runs in last over while only 4 runs in first three over. Only harris could hit Yadav for a four and six in 20th over. The performance with the ball by Yadav in getting 3 crucial wickets was definitely the main reason for Punjab batting debacle. A well deserved man of the match award for a good performance with the ball.