England has mounted a strong resistance in the second innings in Hyderabad, showcasing an aggressive batting display that has exerted pressure on India. Nevertheless, the bowlers are gradually steering the hosts back into the game, with a crucial contribution from Ravindra Jadeja.
Ravindra Jadeja Got Rid Of Jonny Bairstow With A Magical Delivery
Ravindra Jadeja dealt a crucial blow to England by dismissing Jonny Bairstow, who was in excellent form and appeared well-set at the crease. In the 28th over, Jadeja bowled an arm ball, catching Bairstow off guard as he anticipated the ball to spin away. Instead, the ball continued inward, breaching Bairstow’s defenses and crashing into the off-stump.
Jadeja had already outsmarted Bairstow with the preceding delivery, making it turn sharply away. The England batter, expecting a similar turn in the next ball, was left utterly surprised when the bails were dislodged. Jadeja, quick to react, began his celebratory gesture.
Jonny Bairstow’s innings concluded with a score of 10 runs off 24 balls. Despite his brief stay, he showcased promising form, indicating the potential for a substantial innings. Bairstow’s dismissal marked England’s fourth wicket falling at a total of 140 runs, still trailing by 190 runs in the first innings.
Jadeja has been exceptional with the ball in the ongoing innings. Bowling challenging lines and lengths, he has posed difficulties for the England batters.
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) January 27, 2024
Ravindra Jadeja’s exceptional all-round performance in the ongoing game also included a crucial knock of 87 runs in India’s first innings, guiding them to a substantial lead of 190 runs. His resilient batting and effective scoring, featuring his 20th Test half-century, played a key role in India’s dominant position at the end of Day 2. Despite his dismissal in controversial circumstances on Day 3, Jadeja’s impactful innings significantly contributed to India’s quest to surpass England’s total of 246.