India vs England 5th Test Day 3 Kennington Oval: Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 86 as Bumrah ran himself out at the other end and the Saurashtrian was stranded. The last 40 runs of Ravindra Jadeja was interesting as he threw caution to the wind, knowing he just as the No 11 with him. But his innings brought India close to England’s first innings total of 332. England now leads by 40 and that could have been much more had Jadeja not played that knock. Initially, it was Hanuma Vihari with whom he stitched a valuable partnership of 77 runs before debutant Hanuma Vihari fell prey to a floater from Moeen Ali.
Here is his trademark sword dance.
Here is how Twitter hailed Jadeja even after he misses a ton.
Earlier, 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.