Yadav on Tuesday returned figures of 4/49 as India Blue plodded their way to 200/5 at stumps at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground.
Fast bowler Nathu Singh (1/54) captured the other wicket to fall on the day.
Dinesh Karthik and Sheldon Jackson were at the crease at the close. Both were yet to open their account.
Starting the day at 105 for no loss, the Blues were off to a steady start before Nathu trapped Gautam Gambhir leg before to bag the first wicket of the day.
Gambhir, who scored 77, hit 10 boundaries during his 143-ball stay in the middle.
His fellow opener Mayank Agarwal was unlucky to miss out on a century as he was the next to return to the pavilion.
Yadav and tried to hit across the line, only to see India Red wicketkeeper Srikar Bharat pull off an easy stumping.
The subsequent India Red batsmen were unable to tackle Yadav's bowling on the rain marred day which saw only 27.4 overs being bowled due to inclement weather.
India Blue 200/5 (Mayank Agarwal 92, Gautam Gambhir 77; Kuldeep Yadav 4/49) vs India Red.