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19-Feb-2023 08:43:00 GMT
Ind vs Aus - 2nd Test, New Delhi, day 3

Jadeja seven-fer as retain Border-Gavaskar trophy after thumping win

Ravindra Jadeja took 10 wickets in match and scores 26 runs in first innings.
Ravindra Jadeja took 10 wickets in match and scores 26 runs in first innings.
India 262 (Axar 74, Lyon 5-67) and 118 for 4 (Pujara 31*, Lyon 2-49) beat Australia 263 (Khawaja 82, Handscomb 72*, Shami 4-60, Ashwin 3-57, Jadeja 3-68) and 113 (Head 43, Jadeja 7-42, Ashwin 3-59) by six wickets

New Delhi: India's emphatic victory over Australia in the second Test in Delhi has had major ramifications on the race to reach this year's ICC World Test Championship final.

The easy win saw India improve to a win-percentage of 64.06 percent, but their place in June's decider at The Oval is still not locked in as they can still be overtaken by Sri Lanka should results go against them.

The race for the final is now down to three sides, with South Africa ruled out of reaching the final following India's triumph in Delhi.

Pat Cummins side can qualify by avoiding a 4-0 whitewash to India, while they still may qualify for the final should Sri Lanka fail to beat New Zealand 2-0 in their upcoming Test series.

India has won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy for the fourth time in a row. India beat Australia by 6 wickets on the third day of the Delhi Test to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. With this, it was decided to retain India's occupation of BGT.

Ravindra Jadeja was the hero of this victory of India. He took 7 wickets for 42 runs in Australia's second innings. Due to this the Kangaroo team was reduced to a score of just 113 runs.

Eight batsmen of the team could not cross the double figure.

India were set a target of 115 runs to win as the visitors had a one-run lead in the first innings. Which our team achieved by losing 4 wickets. Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Rohit Sharma scored 31-31 runs. Virat Kohli played an inning of 20 runs.

Australia scored 263 runs in the first innings, while the Indian team was all out for 262 runs. The visiting team got a lead of 1 run on the first innings.

Ravindra Jadeja took 7 wickets from India. Jadeja has taken 5 or more wickets for the second time in this series. Ravichandran Ashwin also got three successes.

In the first innings, Jadeja scored 26 runs taking 3 wickets and also had a fifty partnership with Kohli. In the second innings, sending 7 Kangaroo batsmen to the pavilion contributed significantly in getting the Australian team out quickly.

In the first innings, India lost 7 wickets for 139 runs. Then Axar Patel shared a 114-run partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin. He had scored 74 runs in the first innings.

Ashwin also scored 37 runs with the bat after taking 3 wickets in Australia's first innings. He shared a century partnership with Patel and then took important wickets of Travis Head, Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw in the second innings.

Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 25,000 runs in international cricket. He has achieved this position in 549 innings. Kohli left behind Sachin Tendulkar's record of 577 innings. He has become the sixth batsman in the world to do so, while Kohli is second among Indians.

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