Ravindra Jadeja, the last designated batter available on the start of second day of the fifth test match has completed his century in style at Edgbaston. Let us dive into India vs England 5th Test 1 innings highlight.
Jadeja smashed a four while smashing a cut square to Matty Potts on the sixth ball of 79th over to complete his third century in test cricket.
With the help of Jadeja superb knock, India who at one stage were very behind in the test, now on the verge of crossing 400 mark.
Earlier, he did a 222-run partnership with Rishabh Pant to take India from 98 for 5 to 320. Rishabh Pant was the show stopper on day 1 as the vice-captain smashed 146 off just 111 balls. While Jadeja perfectly did his anchoring job and walked out to pavilion at unbeaten 87 after the stumps on day 1.
India started day 2 at 338 for 7, with Jadeja and Shami. Both the batters started the day with positive approach and started dominating English bowlers by playing good cricketing shots.
In no time, Jadeja completed his ton, while Shami who tried to hit a six over third man with an upper cut got out at 16.
Soon Jadeja too walked back when trying to hit a big shot against the veteran Anderson. He scored 104 runs.
While the skipper Jasprit Bumrah then provided some entertainment with the bat as he smashed 4 fours and 2 sixes to help India reach 416 in the first innings.
India vs England 5th test day 1 highlight
After winning the toss England invited India to bat. And they proved their decision right by dismissing five Indian batter under 100.
Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, who were appointed to handle the opening role in the absence of team India’s designated openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, failed to do so and got out cheaply. Gill scored 17, while Pujara walked back to pavilion after scoring just 13.
Hanuma Vihari made a good start but he also failed to convert his 20-run knock into a big one. The former captain Virat Kohli was unfortunate to be bowled on the ball he attempted to leave but the ball caught the edge of the bat and struck the stumps. While Shreyas Iyer, who began his innings with three fours in T-20 fashion, walked back after only scoring 15.
India were look like in trouble, then Rishabh Pant and the star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took responsibility on their shoulder and help India cross 300 mark.