India vs England 5th Test Day 3 Kenington Oval: Not only did he pick up four wickets on his return to the side, but also hit an important fifty to steer India out of trouble and close in on the English total. First, it was debutant Hanuma Vihari who hit his maiden half-century, but once he was dismissed it was Jadeja’s turn to reach that figure. Once, he got to the landmark, he did his trademark sword-dance to enthral the audience at Kenington Oval.
Here is how Twitter praised Jadeja.
Earlier, Hanuma departed for a well-made 56 where he stitched a 77-run-partnership with Jadeja.
It was Moeen Ali who brought an end to Hanuma Vihari’s dream debut on 56 with a classical floater. Batting at No 6, Vihari came in at a time when India was in trouble as they had lost two early wickets, but then he took his time, got his eye in and the went on to smash a half-century that is worth gold, considering the situation India was in.
Ali got rid of Vihari with a ball that pitched and held its line to bring an end to his stay, here is the video.
He is the first Indian since Sehwag in 2001 to score a 50-plus while making debut outside the subcontinent and the first Indian since Ganguly & Dravid in 1996 to score a 50-plus in debut innings in England.
He became the first Indian since Sehwag in 2001 to score a 50-plus while making debut outside the subcontinent and the first Indian since Ganguly & Dravid in 1996 to score a 50-plus in debut innings in England.
At the time of filing the copy, India was 264/9 with Jadeja unbeaten on 60.