Ravindra Jadeja continued his rich streak in international cricket when he hit his third century in the whites in the fifth Test against England. Resuming from his overnight score of 83, the left-arm all-rounder reached the triple-figure mark with a boundary against Matty Potts. What followed was the expected sword ritual at Edgbaston. (India vs England Live Score, 5th Test Day 2)
The crowd erupted in applause as Jadeja unleashed his trademark jubilation. Virat Kohli’s animated Indian camp was on cloud nine. He cheered Jadeja along with teammates Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill.
Jadeja’s 104 off 194 balls made him the fourth Indian to score two Test centuries in a calendar year. He included former captains Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni and spin great Harbhajan Singh in the list.
After Jadeja’s departure, Jasprit Bumrah scored an unbeaten 31 off 16 balls (four fours and two sixes) to help India post 416 runs. India suffered a major top-order collapse on day one and ended up at 98 for five. But Rishabh Pant had other plans and produced a master class to help India stage a comeback. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 146 runs off 111 balls including 19 fours and 4 sixes.
Taking a 2-1 lead, the visitors will be aiming to up their tempo and clinch the series.
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