India vs Australia: Ravindra Jadeja overtakes Kapil Dev for phenomenal test record
Ravindra Jadeja continued his stellar form in the India vs Australia first Test match in Nagpur as the all-rounder enjoyed a brilliant half-century on Friday. Jadeja was the home team’s clearance on Day One with a five-stroke record and with a figure of fifty he overtook the Indian legend Kapil Dev to claim a great record. This is the fifth time Jadeja has won five shots and scored a fifty in a Test match and that has put him at the top of the list of Indian players with similar milestones to their name with Kapil has achieved the feat four times in his career.
Rohit Sharmatons and undefeated for half a century from Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel helped India hit 321 runs having lost seven stump shots on day two of the First Test against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday.
Continuing Afternoon Tea on May 226, India lost captain Rohit Sharma’s precious racket when it was cleared by captain Aussie Pat Cummins with a score of 120. India lost the sixth match with 229 runs across the board.
Launcher KS Bharat joined Ravindra Jadeja but he was dropped by another launcher Todd Murphy with eight points and the home team lost their seventh racket in 240 runs. Debutant Murphy scored his five-stroke record.
Axar Patel then joined Jadeja and the duo took the team’s total runs past the 250 mark. The man who returned to Jadeja also marked his half-century.
The Jadeja-Patel pair helped India extend their lead past the 100-run mark as India boosted their score to 277. The duo also took their partnership past the 50-run mark.
India hits 300 runs, putting more pressure on Australia. Axar continued to score for half a century and India finished the day with 321 runs in 7 catches, leading 144 runs.
Earlier in the day, in the 32nd round of the round, Rohit defeated Australia captain Pat Cummins with a score of six in the last serve, bringing India’s total runs past 100 times.
Scott Boland started to pressurize from his end as he failed to concede a goal in the 38th minute of the half.
Todd Murphy then dealt a blow to India by disqualifying Ashwin for 23 out of 62 deliveries. Right-handed player Cheteshwar Pujara came out and beat Murphy for four excellent spots.
Rohit started the 43rd inning of the round with a beautiful six-point serve to mid-game from Murphy. Murphy continued his dazzling form as he delivered another blow to India, knocking out Pujara with a score of 7 in the 45th set of the match. At this point, India has a 42-run lead.
Virat kohli come out to bat at folds. At lunch, the duo Virat and Rohit brought the team’s total to 151 with a three-stroke loss.
At Tea time, India’s score is 226/5 in 80 rounds with Rohit Sharma leading Team India from the front with a glorious century while Ravindra Jadeja (34) is unbeaten at the moment.
Continuing the session after lunch with a score of 151/3, India got off to a bad start. Todd Murphy hit the deck and gave his team a big breakthrough on the first ball after the lunch break as he knocked Virat Kohli 12. Debutant Murphy won his fourth.
Right-handed player and debutant Suryakumar Yadav then appear to beat folds. Suryakumar’s shot widens into Murphy’s net to put the ball into the square behind for 4. Rohit Sharma continued to hold on to one head and often scored.
Nathan Lyon then joined the wicket party when he threw a stun bowling ball to knock out debutant Suryakumar in eight runs, leaving India vulnerable to 168/5 in the game’s 60th inning. With this racket, Lyon brought Australia back into the game.
Then the all-powerful star of India Ravindra Jadeja stepped out onto the field. With four solid points on the field, Rohit delivered his much-needed century in test condition in 171 deliveries. This is the 9th Test percentile for captain India.
The duo Jadeja and Rohit knocked Australian pitchers across the ground while hitting singles steadily to keep India in command. The almighty star and captain India forged a much-needed partnership with 55 deliveries out of 107 deliveries at the game’s 77th turn.
India’s lead began to gradually increase as Rohit and Jadeja guided India to a 49-time lead by tea time.
(With PTI input)
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