Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday smashed his third Test century. The all-rounder played a 194-ball 104-run hand in the first innings of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham

The left-handed batter reached his ton by cracking a short and wide Matthew Potts ball outside off to square for a boundary. As soon as the ball hit the ropes, Jadeja’s sword celebration was out and he raised his hand and bat to acknowledged the applause of his team mates and the crowd. 

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The Indian dugout cheered for Jadeja. However, the focus remained on former captain Virat Kohli, who was spotted applauding the all-rounder in an animated manner.


With the ton, Jadeja became the fourth Indian to smash two Test centuries in a calendar year while batting at No. 7 or lower. Others on the elite list are former captains Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni and spin great Harbhajan Singh. 

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Stat: Two Test 100s in a calendar year for India batting #7 or lower

Kapil Dev in 1986

MS Dhoni in 2009

Harbhajan Singh in 2010

Ravindra Jadeja in 2022 *

James Anderson managed to get rid of Jadeja with a swinging delivery that beat the batter’s inside edge and knocked the middle stump. 

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After Jadeja’s heroics, Indian skipper Jasprit Bumrah smacked an unbeaten knock of 31 runs off 16 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes to help India post 416.

Bumrah, who scored 29 runs off the bat in Broad’s over which also included 5 wides and a no-ball, then knocked back the stumps of Lees while bowling around the wicket. The ball nipped back into the left-hander and went through his defenses.

England were 60 for three when tea was taken amid another interruption brought about by rain on the second day.