Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli yesterday gave credit to pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar for setting up India's victory against Australia in the Eden Gardens ODI with his superb opening spell that read 6-2-9-2.

After posting 252, India bundled out Australia for 202 to take a 2-0 lead in the five-game ODI series.

Bhuvneshwar, 27, first got rid of Hliton Cartwright (1), beating his inside edge with the ball crashing onto his stumps and then sent David Warner (1) back into the hut with one that swung away. "Bhuvi's spell became even very important, because we knew those two wrist spinners [Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal] will probably do damage in the middle overs. "So they [Australia] probably had to get a few runs in the first 10. But I know he [Bhuvi] really set the tone with the six over spell of nine runs, picking up two wickets. That was outstanding. Deliveries that he got the batsman out were unplayable," said Kohli.