IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Ravindra Jadeja Scores His 4th Ton On Day 1 In Rajkot As India Surpass 300

IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Ravindra Jadeja Scores His 4th Ton On Day 1 In Rajkot As India Surpass 300

Ravindra Jadeja mustered his 4th century on day 1 of the 3rd Test in Rajkot as India near 300 before close.

Aayushman VishwanathanUpdated: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 05:03 PM IST
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Ravindra Jadeja. | (Image Credits: Twitter)

Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja passed the magical three-figure mark on day 1 of the 3rd Test against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium off James Anderson's bowling in 198 deliveries. It is also his comeback game as the spin-bowling all-rounder missed the 2nd Test in Vishakhapatnam due to a hamstring injury and helped put India in control.

In the process, Jadeja also crossed 3000 Test runs on the final over of the day.

Jadeja came in at 33-3, with India lost Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and Rajat Patidar cheaply after Rohit to bat first on winning the toss. The left-hander played positively from the outset and took India to 93-3 at lunch with his captain Rohit Sharma. The veteran added 204 with Rohit Sharma before the latter perished for a well-made 131.

England get a late wicket as Sarfaraz Khan after a promising knock on debut:

England, led by Ben Stokes, got a wicket in the ball previous to Jadeja getting to his hundred as Mark Wood affected a brilliant direct hit. With Jadeja working a full delivery to mid-on off Anderson and Sarfaraz taking off despite the threat, Wood stormed from mid-on and hit the stumps. The Mumbai-batter's wicket put an end to a 77-run stand with Jadeja, but played a blistering knock of 62.

Meanwhile, Jadeja will hope that his brilliant batting also translates to bowling when India come on to bowl. England took a 1-0 lead in the series after a come-from-behind 28-run victory in Hyderabad, but the hosts hit back to beat England by 106 runs in the 2nd, thereby levelling the series.

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