India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja becomes 2nd fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets behind R Ashwin

PTI, Aug, 05 2017

Colombo: Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday became the second fastest Indian to reach 150 Test wickets, behind teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, when he bowled Dhananjay de Silva during the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Jadeja achieved the feat while bowling in Sri Lanka's first innings on day three of the second Test.

India's Ravindra Jadeja gestures during their second cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Ravindra Jadeja gestures during India's second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo. AP

Ashwin had reached the milestone in 29 Tests while Jadeja managed it in 32 games.

Former spin greats Erapalli Prasanna and Anil Kumble had taken 150 wickets in 34 Tests while Harbhajan Singh reached there in 35 Tests.

He also became the fastest Indian left-arm spinner to reach 150 wickets, ahead of Vinoo Mankad (40 Tests), Bishan Bedi (41 Tests) and Ravi Shastri (78 Tests).

Ravindra Jadeja also scored a half-century in the first innings to help India post a 600-plus total.

Virat Kohli enforced the follow on after Sri Lanka collapsed to 183 all out at lunch conceding their highest-ever first innings' lead in Test cricket in reply to India's mammoth total.

While Jadeja finished with figures of 2-84, Ashwin (5-69) picked up his 26th five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Published Date: Aug 05, 2017 | Updated Date: Aug 05, 2017



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