Ravindra Jadeja showed his strength in the final of the World Test Championship. (ICC photo)
New Delhi: The role of all-rounders is very important in the world of cricket. Every team wants to have the best all-rounders. India also has such a great all-rounder who is in great form at the moment. This player is Ravindra Jadeja. The Indian team is currently playing against Australia in the final of the ICC World Test Championship at The Oval in London and in this match also Jadeja has shown his brilliant game and has joined the list of legends.
Although India’s position is not good in this match. Australia has clamped down on it. By the end of three days’ play, the team had taken a lead of 296 runs. It is very difficult for India to win from here.
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Jadeja showed his strength
Many players of the Indian team were seen struggling in this match but Jadeja tried his best to handle the team. He tried to contribute to the team with both bat and ball. Jadeja took a wicket in the first innings. When the Indian team came out to bat, Australia had sent its veteran batsmen to the pavilion. There was a crisis on the team and in such a situation, Jadeja played an innings of 48 runs while handling the team and shared a 71-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane.
After this, Jadeja took two wickets in the second innings till the third day. He dismissed Steve Smith and apart from this, he also sent Travis Head to the pavilion. Both of them scored centuries in the first innings. With this, Jadeja has come in the list of players who have scored more than 200 runs and taken 10 or more wickets in knockout matches of ICC tournaments. Before Jadeja, this work was done by Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar, Jacques Kallis, Ravindra Jadeja.
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Smith implicated again
Jadeja dismissed Smith in the second innings. Smith is one of the favorite players of the Indian bowler. This was the eighth time in Test matches when Jadeja made Smith his victim. With this, he has come second in terms of dismissing Smith most times in Tests. Along with Jadeja, England’s James Anderson has also dismissed Smith eight times in Tests. Ravichandran Ashwin and Stuart Broad are ahead of these two, who have hunted Smith nine times each.
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