Birmingham. Ravindra Jadeja scored a century for the first time in England. With the help of his and Rishabh Pant’s century, Team India has strengthened its position in the 5th Test against England (IND vs ENG). Indian team scored 416 runs in the first innings. At the end of the second day’s play, England lost 5 wickets for 84 runs in the first innings. Root, who was in excellent form, could only score 31 runs. Jasprit Bumrah has so far taken 3 wickets while Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj have taken one wicket each. The Indian team is ahead 2-1 in the series. In such a situation, the team has taken steps towards winning the series.
Talking to the media after the match, England fast bowler James Anderson said, Ravindra Jadeja used to come down to bat at number-8 first. In such a situation, they used to get less chance to celebrate. Now he is playing as a batsman at number-7. He was dropping the balls well. Because of this we got in trouble. It is known that there was a dispute between Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja in 2014. The English bowler pushed the Indian player in the pavilion. Later, action was also taken against them.
When you score runs, everyone…
When the media questioned Ravindra Jadeja about Anderson, the Indian all-rounder said that when you score runs, everyone says that he is a good batsman. But I always want to spend time at the crease. He said that whoever is at the crease, I do my job. It’s good to see that Anderson realized this after 2014. I am very happy.
On his maiden Test century in England, Jadeja said that here you have to play close to the body, because the ball swings. In such a situation, initially I did not try to play more balls outside the off-stump. He said that scoring a century in such conditions boosts your confidence. So I am happy with my performance.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 03, 2022, 08:43 IST