Ravindra Jadeja continues to prove his worth as an all-rounder as he notched up a brilliant half-century in India’s first innings against England in the Hyderabad Test.
He went into a little shell when he played out 10 dot balls on 49. But he got to his half-century with a three, courtesy of a fumble from the fielder, off the 84th ball he faced.
Soon after completing the runs and notching up his half-century, Ravindra Jadeja brought out his trademark sword celebration that he is famous for. The left-hander from Rajkot did his renowned sword celebration upon completing his half-century and that got the crowd excited as the claps turned into huge cheers upon seeing the antics of Jadeja with the bat.
Watch: Ravindra Jadeja brings out famous sword celebration to the cheers of the crowd in Hyderabad
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This is the sixth half-century for Ravindra Jadeja against England in Test cricket, to go with one century. He formed crucial partnerships with KL Rahul and KS Bharat to take India’s lead over 100 and continue India’s upper-hand grip on the game.
Like Rahul, Jadeja was smart in rotating the strike and also thumping a few lusty blows whenever England stiched regular dot balls. Jadeja was solid in his front-foot forward defense and also clean in his jump-down-the-pitch shots over the bowler’s head.
At the time of writing, Ravindra Jadeja is batting on 60* off 99 balls with R Ashwin at the other end, and India’s lead being 111 runs, already looking a match-winning lead on a surface that is deteriorating.