SYDNEY: Steve O´Keefe gave a superhero efficiency in Australia´s surprising three-day first Test win to switch the panorama in their collection in India, Australia´s media stated Sunday.
Left-arm spinner O´Keefe, recognized as SOK, captured the similar figures of six for 35 in each innings to spin Australia to an enormous 333-run win over Test cricket´s top-ranked workforce on a viciously turning monitor in Pune on Saturday.
It used to be Australia´s first Test win in India since 2004 and ended the hosts´ unbeaten streak of 19 Tests within the opening fit of the four-Test collection.
O´Keefe used to be hailed a hero in conjunction with skipper Steve Smith´s preventing first century in India and his 10th as Australia´s captain.
“Steve O´Keefe led Australia to considered one of its biggest Test victories on Indian soil with a superhero efficiency that rewrote the report books and humiliated the shellshocked hosts inside of 3 days,” the Sun-Herald stated.
“Australia will head to Bangalore for the second one Test with authentic trust they may be able to pull off what just a few days in the past gave the impression of venture unimaginable and win simply their 2d collection on those shores since 1969.”
The newspaper stated such used to be the crushing nature of Australia´s victory that it has modified the panorama of this collection.
The Australian newspaper stated it used to be a triumph India´s billion-plus other folks didn´t see coming.
“History has been made. Australia has gained its first recreation in India in virtually 13 years. Steve O´Keefe has put his identify on an honour board a few of the best the sport has ever noticed and India is in surprise,” Peter Lalor stated.
“One thousand million plus folks didn´t see this coming. A just right 20 million plus Australians have been of the similar thoughts.
“Nobody out of doors the camp gave Steve Smith´s males an opportunity, however they romped it in. The best possible bit? They beat the Indians at their very own recreation.”
The Sunday Telegraph stated O´Keefe shattered 84 years of Test historical past at the sub-continent to pilot Australia to one among their most renowned victories.
“Written off as the worst Australian staff to ever excursion cricket´s maximum enforcing castle, a perfect wearing disenchanted is now firmly at the playing cards,” it stated.
“O´Keefe´s odd fit haul of 12-70 now stands on my own as the most productive person figures by way of an in another country spinner ever within the sub-continent because the first fit India performed long ago in 1933.”
Former Australia Test rapid bowler Mitchell Johnson tweeted: “And the trainer of India says Steve O´Keefe is “Steady.” Well accomplished Steady O´Keefe, stick with it.”