India v England 2017: Virat Kohli And Kedar Jadhav’s Twin Tons Set An Amazing Run Chase To Leave England Shell-Shocked!
Virat Kohli’s first match as a captain after taking over for Dhoni was a rather exciting one to watch.
England, batting first, scored a mammoth 350 putting the Indian death bowling again under the radar.
India, in reply, started steadily with Shikhar and Rahul opening for India.
After few boundaries, Shikhar Dhawan threw his wicket away which was soon followed by KL Rahul who bowled.
It’s was India’s new Captain Virat kohli at the crease along with the comeback king Yuvraj Singh.
Both started playing their shorts and things looked good until Yuvraj nicked one ball down the leg-side to the keeper.
In came ex-captain Dhoni who too started hammering but a short ball saw him depart for just 6 runs. India were reduced to 63/4.
With Virat at the crease, in came a determined local boy Kedar Jadhav. He came in and started counter attacking.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, was playing sensibly rotating strike, having a constant chat with Kedar. Playing in the same way they reached a hundred-run partnership but they were still far away from the target.
Having said that, these two aren’t the one who would back down.
Kedar Jadhav played around with the spinners hitting them for big sixes going more than a run and a half a ball.
Virat too was batting with a strike rate of 100.
Soon he was near his century and he completed it in typical Virender Sehwag’s fashion.
But he knew the job was not over. India were still 100 more runs away from the target.
Meanwhile, Kedar continued his amazing display of play hitting all around the ground. Soon he too completed his hundred.
What an innings he played under pressure on his home ground with parents and wife watching in the stands it is truly a special moment for any cricketer most of all for Kedar because he knows he won’t play a better knock than this again.
Surely he has proved now that he belonged to the International stage. After his hundred, Virat, in the process of scoring quickly, got out on a short ball.
Kedar too started cramping and got out, but not before hitting those fours and sixes setting the winning tone for India. Pandya, Jadeja and Ashwin completed the formality.
India again won a match with a target excess of 350 all thanks to the new captain as it was his 1st match as a captain after Dhoni stepped down earlier this month.
How can he start it on a losing note?
And India has definitely found its new no 6 in the form of Jadhav who was the man of the match for 122 runs off 76 balls.
India lead the series 1-0.
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