Cricket NewsAfter accumulating 500 international wickets, Ravindra Jadeja joins Kapil Dev on the...

    After accumulating 500 international wickets, Ravindra Jadeja joins Kapil Dev on the elite list.


    On Day 1 of the third Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Indore, Indian all-round superstar Ravindra Jadeja set a new record. After choosing to bat first after winning the toss and being knocked out for 109, India. Jadeja, meanwhile, claimed the wickets of Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja, and Steve Smith in Australia’s opening innings.

    The spinner gave India its first breakthrough in the second over, matching the extraordinary accomplishment of World Champion Kapil Dev. On the fourth delivery of his first over, Jadeja dismissed Australian opener Travis Head to reach 500 wickets in international cricket. He is the second Indian player in history to amass 5000 runs and 500 international wickets. The 34-year-old accomplished an amazing accomplishment in his 298th attempt.

    Dev, the captain of the 1983 World Cup champion team, accomplished this remarkable feat while playing for his country. In 356 international games, he has a record of hitting 9031 runs and grabbing 687 wickets. Jadeja is just the 11th player in the history of international cricket to have 500 wickets and 5000 runs. The elite group also includes Wasim Akram, Jacques Kallis, Imran Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Daniel Vettori, Chaminda Vaas, Shaun Pollock, and Ian Botham in addition to Jadeja and Kapil. 

    Speaking of the game, Rohit Sharma chose to bat first after winning the toss. Things did not go smoothly for India despite having a modified playing Eleven going into the match. The Indian top-order was defeated by Australian bowlers in the first innings while only giving up a little number of runs. In the game’s longest format, Australia’s Matthew Kuhnemann achieved his first five-wicket haul. KL Rahul was replaced by Shubman Gill, who made a promising 21 off 18 balls.

    Australia concluded the day’s play at 156/4 in 54 overs before the day’s play came to an end as Jadeja claimed the first four wickets for the hosts in the second innings. Khawaja, an Australian opener, scored 60 runs off of 147 balls to aid the visitors in gaining a 47-run advantage in the first inning.


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