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IND v NZ: Ravindra Jadeja Scores Fifty, Brings Up 100-run Partnership With Shreyas Iyer

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam
November 25, 2021 • 16:51 PM View: 646

The 1st test match of the 2-match series between India & New Zealand is being played at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur. Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane won the toss & opted to bat first. India lost a few early wickets as they were at 149/4. However, debutant Shreyas Iyer smacked a fifty and now star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also struck a fifty. 

Ravindra Jadeja, on the 3rd delivery of the 83rd over, tapped the ball for a single towards mid-off. With this single, Jadeja brought up his 17th fifty in Test cricket. The left-arm batter, batting at #6 for India, brought up this fifty with 6 boundaries. This is Ravindra Jadeja's 5th fifty in the last 6 innings he has batted for the team.

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Jadeja has been an asset for the Indian test team for the last two years, scoring crucial runs and providing important breakthroughs. As soon as scored his fifty against New Zealand off 99 balls, Jadeja displayed his traditional sword celebration. The importance of this innings will be realized as the match proceeds.

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While writing this piece, the umpires have called for Stumps on Day 1. India has scored 258/4 in 86 overs, with Shreyas Iyer (75*(136)) and Ravindra Jadeja (50*(100)) at the crease. India would be looking to pile up more runs tomorrow. 


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