India vs. Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja joins Gary Sobers in elite list after 5-wicket haul, 175 in Mohali Test

India vs. Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja also equaled Bishan Bedi’s record for most 5-wicket hauls by Indian left-arm spinners in Tests when he ran through Sri Lanka’s batting unit on Day 3 of the series opener in Mohali

Ravindra Jadeja (4th from left) grabbed a 5-wicket haul for India against Sri Lanka on Sunday (AP Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ravindra Jadeja’s 5-wicket haul helped India throw Sri Lanka for 174
  • Jadeja had missed a 175 in India’s first innings
  • He also equaled a Bishan Bedi’s record with his 8. 5-wicket draw at home

Ravindra Jadeja joined an elite list of players to hit a 5-wicket haul and score 150+ in a Test match as the Indian all-rounder secured the rare double against Sri Lanka in the ongoing 1st Test of a 2-match series scored in Mohali.

Jadeja, who sacked Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne on Day 2 of the series opener, ran through the Sri Lankan lower middle class in Sunday’s first session. Jadeja took out Niroshan Dickwella for 2 and then Suranga Lakmal in the same over for 0. He then got the wicket of tail-enders Vishwa Fernando and Lahiru Kumara in back-to-back deliveries as India bowled Sri Lanka for 174 in the first innings and sealed a tremendous 400 run lead.

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Jadeja has elite company as the all-rounder is only the 6th player after Vinoo Mankad, Denis Atkinson, Polly Umrigar, Gary Sobers and Mushtaq Mohammad to hit a 5-wicket haul and score over 150 in a test.

PLAYER WITH 150-PLUS Score AND 5-WICKET-HAUL IN ONE TEST

Vinoo Mankad (184 and 5/196) against England in 1952
Denis Atkinson (219 and 5/56) against Australia in 1955
Polly Umrigar (172* and 5/107) vs West Indies in 1962
Gary Sobers (174 and 5/41) against England in 1966
Mushtaq Mohammad (201 and 5/49) v New Zealand 1973
Ravindra Jadeja (175* and 5/41) v Sri Lanka 2022

Meanwhile, Jadeja also matched the legendary Bishan Singh Bedi’s record for most 5-wicket hauls by left-armed Indina spinners at home.

The 5/41 was Jadeja’s 8th 5-wicket move in Tests at home.

Most 5-wicket hauls by left-arm spinners at home for India

Bishan Singh Bedi and Ravindra Jadeja – 8
Pragyan Ojha – 7

Jadeja shone with the bat on Day 2 of Test 1, hitting an unbeaten 175 to help India post a mammoth first innings with a total of 574/8. Remarkably, it was his highest Test score and he had an opportunity to hit his first double hundred, but he revealed on Saturday that he had asked team management for a statement to put pressure on the Sri Lankan racquets in Saturday’s final session exercise.

Jadeja also broke Kapil Dev’s record for the highest score by an Indian batsman at No. 7 in Test cricket on Saturday as he had hit 3 sixes and 17 boundaries.

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