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Jadeja became the quickest among left-arm bowlers to reach the landmark

  • 04 Oct 2019 18:25:28

Ravindra Jadeja on Friday got his 200th Test wicket when he disposed of South African centurion Dean Elgar for 160 keeps running on Day 3 of the main Test in Vizag. With this, Jadeja turned into the snappiest among left-arm bowlers to arrive at the milestone in only 44 matches in the longest configuration of the game, in front of any semblance of Rangana Herath, Wasim Akram (51 matches) and Mitchell Starc. The all-rounder broke the record recently held by Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath who had taken 47 games to get to the accomplishment. This was Jadeja's first wicket on the day and second in the match. Elgar with his patient innings brought South Africa back in the game after they had lost three wickets for 39 keeps running on the earlier day.

After a patient innings, Elgar attempted to trudge clear Jadeja however didn't get the enough association. Cheteshwar Pujara came in charging from the midwicket district and took a splendid find plunging full-length to end Elgar's coarse innings.

Jadeja's turn accomplice Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers for India as he scalped three significant wickets of Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn and South African captain Faf du Plessis. While he rejected the initial two batsmen inexpensively for five and four separately on Day 2, du Plessis got out in the wake of scoring 55 off 103 balls on Day 3.

After Elgar's takeoff, South African wicket-attendant Quinton de Kock assumed responsibility for the innings in his grasp and finished his century in style with a six over long-off.

Prior, India riding on productive 317-run remain between Rohit Sharma (176) and Mayank Agarwal (215) for the opening wicket pronounced their first innings at 502/7.