It’s not uncommon for bowlers to cause chaos with their deadly bowling, but it’s rare for them to completely dominate a particular batsman in consecutive games and prevent them from scoring any runs. However, Starc managed to achieve this impressive feat by dismissing Suryakumar Yadav with a golden duck in both the first two matches using the exact same method.
In a three-match ODI series between India and Australia, India find themselves in a precarious situation after just seven overs, having lost three wickets. Mitchell Starc has been in exceptional form throughout the series, utilizing his skill to swing the ball both ways.
In the first game, the left-arm pacer took three wickets, and in the second game, he has carried on his impressive momentum. So far in the match, he has dismissed Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, and Suryakumar Yadav. What’s more, Suryakumar has now become the preferred target of the Australian talisman, as he has managed to dismiss him in two consecutive games.
During the fifth over of the innings, Mitchell Starc had already taken a wicket on the fourth ball, dismissing Rohit. Suryakumar Yadav was next up to face the pacer who had previously dismissed him for a golden duck in the previous game.
Once again, the 33-year-old executed the same strategy, delivering an inswinger that trapped Suryakumar in front of the wickets. It was an exact replica of the previous match, with the bowler successfully dismissing him for a golden duck for the second time in a row.