In the second Test against West Indies, which is taking place at the Queen’s Park Oval, Ravindra Jadeja smashed the 19th half-century of his career, as he ran a double after hitting the ball through covers in the 100th over. The southpaw brought up the crucial milestone in 105 deliveries at Queen’s Park Oval.
Jadeja walked into bat at No. 6, when the scorecard read 182/4 and India had lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession. He stitched up a crucial partnership with his ex-skipper Virat Kohli and steadied the ship. It was a gritty knock by Jaddu and consisted of just 4 fours.
As he hit the ball bowled by Shannon Gabriel in the covers gap, he immediately started running to complete the double safely. As soon as he reached the crease after completing the run, he pulled out his iconic sword celebration to commemorate the milestone. He showed his bat to the dressing room and then looked up in the sky in celebration. Shortly after the fifty, the Kohli-Jadeja duo brought up the 150-run partnership.
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India is currently in the driver’s seat with 340 runs on the board at the loss of just four wickets. West Indian captain Kraigg Brathwaite put India to bat after winning the toss, but the move didn’t seem to work as the Indian pair of Yashaswi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma put up a strong 139-run opening stand.
Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill failed to get going, but Virat and Jadeja seem to have compensated for it, and India looks like favourites to win the game at this point, considering Ashwin’s batting as well as bowling skills.