Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Though all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja scored a hundred in the first innings of the third Test against England at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Wednesday, he also made a terrible mistake. His suicidal call for a run resulted in emerging batter Sarfaraz Khan’s run-out. Sarfaraz was going with great guns and taking the game away from England with his aggressive batting.

In response, captain Rohit Sharma was furious with Jadeja. He threw his cap in anger in the dressing room.

In the first Test of his career, Sarfaraz scored fluent 62 runs off 66 balls including nine fours and a six. Sarfaraz was given his debut cap by former captain Anil Kumble. The diminutive right-handed batter went on a rampage from the start.

With India tottering for 33/3 at one stage, Jadeja was promoted in the batting order. He had an effective partnership of more than 200 runs with captain Rohit Sharm. Rohit completed his 11th Test ton in the process. He was dismissed after amassing 131 runs of 196 balls including 14 fours and three sixes.

Notably, the five-match Test series is currently leveled 1-1. While England won the first match, hosts India managed to win the second game.