Ravindra Jadeja Reaches Huge Milestone After His Century, Only Third Indian To Do So | IND vs ENG 3rd Test
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IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Ravindra Jadeja’s heroics once again led India to take a huge advantage on Day 1 of the IND vs ENG 3rd Test. Ravindra Jadeja has accomplished another remarkable milestone in the longest form of the game via his hard-working Innings, and he now joins the elite group of Indian all-rounders, which also includes R Ashwin and Kapil Dev.

As Day 1 of the third Test came to a successful conclusion for Rohit Sharma and company at 326/5, Ravindra Jadeja enjoyed a fantastic day to bat. After a long while, Skipper scored a resounding century, and Jadeja reached his fourth century and his second on his home field while staying unbeaten for 110.

Ravindra Jadeja Reaches Huge Milestone

Ravindra Jadeja smashed a cracking four on the second last delivery, becoming only the third all-rounder after the legendary Kapil Dev and Ravi Ashwin to pick up more than 200 wickets and score more than 3000 runs in Test cricket.


India won the toss and opted to bat first. They had a really horrific first hour of the game where they lost the last match double centurion Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, and Rajat Patidar for just 33 runs on the board. Ravindra Jadeja got a promotion and management sent him to bat at number 5 which handsomely paid off.

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma loses his cool after Ravindra Jadeja Runs Out Sarfaraz Khan: Video
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Jadeja and Rohit Sharma combined for 204 runs for the fourth wicket, sparking the comeback. Although it was simple to bat as the wicket flattened down, both hitters should take full credit for rescuing their team. Rohit, who started the first two Tests, took full advantage of his strong start this time and decisively reached the hundred. However, the short ball strategy of England finally gave them some results as they got Rohit Sharma at mid-wicket.

Debutant Sarfaraz walked in and played so well, belying the fact that he was on debut. He reached 50 off just 48 balls and it looked like England were clueless in front of him. But a miscommunication between Jadeja and him resulted in his run-out at 62 runs.

Towards the conclusion of the day, Ravindra Jadeja reached his century and, following a spectacular flick shot to Jimmy Anderson, reached 3000 test runs on the second-to-last ball of the day. He and Kuldeep are still in the crease thus Day 1 saw India have the upper hand.

In just 12 games, Ravindra Jadeja has amassed amazing stats at SCA Stadium in Rajkot, scoring 1564 runs at an astounding average of 142.18. In the Ranji Trophy, he also amassed a first-class triple century on this pitch.

Possibly one of the best tests ever Additionally, since 2020 in India, this generation’s all-rounder has amassed the highest 50+ test scores of any Indian batter. That demonstrates how consistently he scores those vital runs lower down the order.

He has to do a lot of work in the upcoming days in the Test as his bowling will be as vital as his batting has been. His stats show that his appearance in the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot is special and he truly understands the nature of the surface.

Jadeja’s stats at SCA Stadium, Rajkot:

  • Matches: 12
  • Innings: 17
  • Runs: 1564
  • Avg: 142.18
  • 50s/100s: 4/6
  • HS: 331

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