Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has stated that the dominating win against Sri Lanka in the 1st Test in Mohali should boost the confidence of the team. The 33-year-old was named player of the match for his brilliant all-round performance in the Test. He first struck at unbeaten 175 in India’s first innings. With his left-arm spin, he bamboozled Sri Lanka’s batters and finished with nine wickets for the match. Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets each in the 2nd innings as India thumped Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma stated that there was a specific reason behind promoting all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the batting order in the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Thursday. Jadeja made a comeback from injury to the Indian team on Thursday. He was sent into bat at number four after Ishan Kishan was dismissed for 89. Jadeja faced four balls in which he scored three runs.
Ravindra Jadeja came up with a brilliant bowling and fielding effort to seize the advantage for India on Day 2 of the SCG Test against Australia. Resuming the day at 166 for 2, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne took Australia past 200 before the left-arm spinner struck by having the latter caught for 91. With an opening available, Jadeja went on to dismiss Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon to finish with figures of 4 for 62. After Steve Smith reached 131 and was looking good for much more, Jadeja ran him out with a brilliant direct hit, coming rushing in from deep square leg. Australia all-out for 338.
A calm Gaikwad’s 72(53) and a belligerent Jadeja’s 31*(11) made sure that KKR’s playoff chances were no longer in their hands, as with this loss, they will want other results to fall their way. Rana batted superbly for his 87(61), but the target of 173 was just not enough for the now spirited Super Kings.