India’s star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been in scintillating form in the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy. He took four wickets on the very first day of the ongoing second Test in Indore and so far he has taken a total of 21 wickets in this series. There are still at least 3 innings and this innings is also left. The special thing is that he has badly trapped Australia’s star batsman and number 1 in the Test rankings Marnus Labuschagne in this series. The magic of the World No. 1 batsman in front of the World No. 1 Test all-rounder is yet to fade.
Ravindra Jadeja has dismissed Marnus Labuschagne four out of five times in this series so far. Even on the first day of the Indore Test, Jadeja completely outplayed him on the turning track. It was lucky that at one point Marnus could not even open the account and Jadeja got him out. But here luck favored the kangaroo batsman and that ball became a no. After this he was saved in DRS as well. After all, at the time when he was playing after scoring 31 runs, it was Ravindra Jadeja who got him clean bowled. This was the fourth such occasion in this series.
This bowler became a headache for Virat Kohli
At the same time, it has become a matter of the jugalbandi of Marnus Labuschagne and Ravindra Jadeja. On the other hand, Virat Kohli is also seen in constant trouble in front of a bowler. Todd Murphy, who took 7 wickets for Australia while making his Nagpur Test debut, has troubled Virat a lot. Murphy has sent India’s star batsman to the pavilion in three innings so far. Virat Kohli became the victim of this bowler for the third time during this series in Indore Test. Even before this, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Santner of New Zealand have put Virat in trouble.
Talking about the Indore Test, the Indian team got all out for 109 runs after playing just 33.2 overs on the first day. Matt Kuhnman took 5 wickets and Nathan Lyon took three wickets. In response, by the end of the day, the Australian team had scored 156 runs losing 4 wickets, taking a lead of 47 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took all four wickets for India. For Australia, Usman Khawaja scored his second half-century of this series and scored 60 runs. By the end of the first day, Cameron Green and Peter Handscomb were at the crease.