Ravindra Jadeja scored 175 runs on the second day of the Mohali Test, which was his second century in Test cricket as well as the highest score of his Test career.
Ravindra Jadeja scored a century against Sri Lanka.
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between India and Sri Lanka Day 2 of Mohali Test (India vs Sri Lanka Mohali Test Day 2) Completely in the name of only one player – Ravindra Jadeja (Ravindra Jadeja), Indian cricket team on the second day of the match on Saturday 5 March (Indian Cricket Team) This star all-rounder of K created history by playing a memorable and record innings. Jadeja, who always impressed with the ball, scored an unbeaten 175 while playing the biggest innings of his career. He had a chance to go for the double century, but the Indian team declared the innings at 574/8, raising questions as to why he was not given a chance to complete the double century. But Jadeja has revealed that it was his suggestion that the team declare the innings, so that the help from the pitch can be taken advantage of.
Jadeja, who returned unbeaten near his half-century on the first day of the match, extended his innings and batted tremendously at the PCA Stadium on Saturday. He did not give a single chance to the Sri Lankan bowlers in his entire innings of 228 balls. First he scored the second Test century of his career and then increased the pace of runs in the second session. During this, he first made century partnerships with Ravichandran Ashwin and then Mohammed Shami for the 9th wicket. Just before the T-break, when he was on his way towards a double century, captain Rohit Sharma declared the innings.
Suggestion given to the team to declare the innings
The way Jadeja was batting and Shami was supporting him, it seemed that he would score his first double century in a few overs, but it did not happen. In such a situation, when Jadeja was asked a question about this at the end of the day’s play, he told that it was actually his suggestion. Jadeja said,
â€œI told them (the team) that there is a ‘variable bounce’ on the pitch and the balls have started turning. So I sent a message that some help can be obtained from the pitch and I suggested that we should get them (Sri Lanka) to bat now.”
Plan to take advantage of Sri Lanka’s fatigue
Jadeja also told that the team also wanted to take advantage of the exhaustion caused by the Sri Lankan players being on the field for a long time. The Indian all-rounder said, “He was already tired of fielding for 5 sessions in two days. So it was not easy for him to play big shots as soon as he came and keep batting for long. So the plan was to declare the innings early and take advantage of the fatigue of the opposition’s batsmen.
Jaddu also took the wicket
This plan of the Indian team and Jadeja also worked and the team took 4 wickets of Sri Lanka’s first innings in the last session, in which Jadeja himself dismissed Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne on excellent spin. Regarding this wicket, he said, “The plan was to keep the ball on the stump and if we had to do it, it would have gone straight or would have turned from the same place. And the same happened. My first ball turned and on the second ball I thought I would bowl at the fourth stump and there was always a chance to take a wicket if it turned or went low.