Mohali Test: Ravindra Jadeja enters record books, surpasses Kapil Dev
India have declared on 574/8 in the first innings of the Mohali Test against Sri Lanka. Captain Rohit Sharma made the call in the second session on Day 2. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja returned unbeaten on 175. The 33-year-old now has the highest score by an Indian batter at number seven or lower. He broke the long-standing record of Indian legend Kapil Dev.
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 Test score for India batting number seven or below - Jadeja (175* vs Sri Lanka, 2022), Kapil (163 vs Sri Lanka, 1986), Rishabh Pant (159* vs Australia, 2019), MS Dhoni (144 vs West Indies, 2011).
Highest individual scores for India at each batting position in Tests:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) March 5, 2022
#1/2 - Sehwag 319
#3 - Laxman 281
#4 - Kohli 254*
#5 - Nair 303*
#6 - Dhoni 224
#7 - R JADEJA 175*
#8 - Dhoni 144
#9 - J Yadav 104
#10 - R Desai 85
#11 - Zaheer Khan 75#INDvsSL
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. In a career spanning nearly a decade, Jadeja has scalped 232 wickets from 58 Tests at an average of 24.85.
Earlier in the day, Jadeja slammed his second century in Test cricket. India resumed from their overnight score of 357/6 on Day 2. Jadeja, along with R Ashwin, negotiated the Lankan bowlers in the first session. The duo shared a century stand to put India on top. Jadeja also added 104 runs along with Rishabh Pant in the innings.