When he broke the record for the fastest Indian cricketer to achieve 2500 runs and 250 wickets in Test matches, Ravindra Jadeja’s already stellar career gained a boost. The feat was made possible by KL Rahul’s superb dismissal of the in-form Usman Khawaja on Day 1 of the Test match between Australia and India. Jadeja eclipsed Indian legend Kapil Dev, who did it in 65 games, by achieving the achievement in his 62nd Test match. Only the great English all-rounder Ian Botham, who accomplished this extraordinary feat in just 55 games, finished ahead of Jadeja in the overall standings.
India’s bowlers demonstrated composure towards the end of the second session of the second Test of the four-match series against Australia at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Friday, giving the home team a commanding lead over the guests.
Pat Cummins (23) and Peter Handscomb (36*) held down the fort for the guests as Australia’s tally at tea was 199/6.
Usman Khawaja smashed the Indian bowlers hard all over the field when Australia started its innings at 94/3 while taking singles at regular intervals.
Khawaja blasted Ravindra Jadeja for 12 runs and three fours in the 39th over of the contest.
Peter Handscomb and Khawaja continued to collect singles and add runs to the total, keeping the scoreboard current.
After that, Jadeja bowled superbly to dismiss Khawaja for 81 runs off of 125 deliveries, giving his team a much-needed wicket. KL Rahul took Jadeja’s ball for a one-handed miracle, returning well-positioned batsman Khawaja to the pavilion after. In the 47th over of the match, Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Alex Carey for zero.
Following that, Handscomb and Pat Cummins collaborated to maintain Australia’s scoreboard, which read 199/6 at tea.