Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja unlocks these achievements in Mohali
Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the chief architect of India's formidable victory against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Mohali. The 33-year-old slammed his career-best Test score in the first innings (175*). He went on to take his 10th Test five-wicket haul soon after. Jadeja finished with a total of nine wickets in the match. Here are the records he broke in Mohali.
Highest Test score by an Indian (number seven or lower)
Jadeja registered his career-best score in Test cricket. He remained unbeaten on 175 off 228 balls (17 fours and 3 sixes). The Indian all-rounder now holds the record for smashing the highest Test score by an Indian batter at number seven or lower. Earlier, the record was held by Kapil Dev (163 vs Sri Lanka in Kanpur, 1986).
Highest individual Test scores for India (batting position)
Third Indian to achieve this feat
Jadeja is the sixth player to register a 150+ score and five-wicket haul in a Test. He is only the third Indian to do so. Others are Vinoo Mankad (184, 5/196 vs England, 1952), Denis Atkinson (219, 5/56 vs Australia, 1955), Polly Umrigar (172*, 5/107 vs WI, 1962), Gary Sobers (174, 5/41 vs England, 1966), Mushtaq Mohammad (201, 5/49 vs NZ, 1973).
Jadeja enters an elite club
Jadeja has become the seventh player in Test history with over 200 wickets and a score of 175 or more with the bat. Gary Sobers, Wasim Akram, Jacques Kallis, Shakib Al Hasan, Ian Botham, and Jason Gillespie are the others.
A look at his Test career
Over the years, Jadeja has served as a mainstay all-rounder for India across formats. In a career spanning over a decade, he has taken 241 wickets from 58 Tests at a formidable average of 24.28. Jadeja also has 2,370 runs to his name, which he has scored at 36.46. He slammed his second Test ton in Mohali (HS: 175*).
Jadeja's exploits in Mohali
Jadeja continues his exploits at the IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. He now owns 27 wickets from four Tests here at an incredible average of 14.66. The tally includes two five-wicket hauls. The Indian all-rounder has also amassed 327 runs with the bat at 81.75. Jadeja was adjudged the Player of the Match in the last three Tests in Mohali.