Ravindra Jadeja Becomes Third Indian to Bag 150-Plus Wickets and Score 2000 Runs in ODIs
The Men in Blue all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has joined the elite list including Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar. Overall, he has recently become overall third Indian cricketer who went on to complete 2000 One-day International (ODI) runs after bagging 150-plus wickets.
Jadeja has achieved the landmark during the second ongoing ODI of India vs Australia in Nagpur where he faced 40 deliveries for his 21 runs. The left-handed batsman Jadeja was caught by Usman Khawaja on the bowling of Pat Cummins.
As of now, Jadeja, who’s playing his 149th ODI, has accumulated 2011 runs in 99 innings at an average of 30.47.
Interestingly, Jadeja is yet to score either a hundred or the half-century. So far, he has recorded 155 fours and 36 sixes under his belt in the day-long format. Besides, he has 171 wickets to his name as his average reads as 35.60.
On achieving the milestone, Jadeja is third on the list. Overall, in 463 ODIs, legendary Tendulkar has a tally of record 18,426 runs in ODI cricket. Also, with his leg-spin bowling, Tendulkar has clinched 154 wickets.
While bagging most of the records to his name, Sachin holds the record of most ODI hundreds to his name. He has slammed 49 ODI tons in 452 ODIs between 1989 and 2013.
Also, former India skipper and prolific all-rounder Dev had registered 3783 runs in 225 ODIs while attributing it with 253 scalps in 221 ODI innings.
Between 1978 and 1994, Dev has slammed a solitary hundred in ODI cricket. He has also bagged one five-wicket haul in the day-long format.
How it came in Nagpur?
During the second ODI at VCA stadium, Jadeja scaled the 2000-run mark when he pushed gently down the ground. Pertinently, Glenn Maxwell was bowling the 41st over of India’s innings when Jadeja brought up his milestone.
Earlier, Jadeja amassed 1990 runs which also saw him missing out to bat in the ODI opener at Hyderabad when MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav forged 141-run unbeaten stand to take hosts home convincingly by six wickets.
While trying to extend his innings, Jadeja eventually goes dismissed in 46th over on the bowling of Cummins while handing a simple catch to Khawaja at mid-off region.
Meanwhile, following a poor start with wickets falling at regular intervals, skipper Virat Kohli led from the front to slam his 40th ODI hundred. He went on to record his seventh ton against the Aussies.
On the other side, Dhoni has bagged an unwanted record with his fifth golden duck since his ODI debut in 2004. Also, Rohit Sharma went on to fall on nought to bag his first-ever duck on Indian soil.
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