India vs England 2024

WATCH: Ben Stokes pulls off stunning effort to run-out Ravindra Jadeja for first time in Test Cricket

Ben Stokes pulls off amazing run out to dismiss Ravindra Jadeja during Hyderabad Test
Ben Stokes and Ravindra Jadeja (Source-Twitter)

Ravindra Jadeja is without a doubt one of the fittest and quickest cricketers. For the last 15 years, many teams have made sure never to test the strong arm of Ravindra Jadeja. On Sunday, the roles were reversed as Ben Stokes did something historic.

For the very first time in his Test career, Ravindra Jadeja was run out. The effort came courtesy of a brilliant effort by the England skipper. With a quick tap down the ground, Jadeja set off for a quick run.

Ben Stokes fell down to stop the ball and threw the ball towards the stumps. Joe Root and the rest of the England players began to celebrate as the third umpire was summoned. There was a huge cheer as Jadeja despite his quickness was found short.

Ollie Pope and Tom Hartley torment Team India –

Team India ended day three with their spin duo of Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja showing little effect. Once day four began, the English continued to dominate proceedings with Rehan Ahmed and Ollie Pope.

Jasprit Bumrah got the first wicket of the day when he had Rehan Ahmed caught behind for 28. Rohit Sharma must have thought he had the game in his grasp but he was sadly mistaken. Tom Hartley joined Ollie Pope as the two players continued to punish India’s bowling unit.

80 runs were added for the 8th wicket in just 105 balls with Pope moving towards 200. Ravichandran Ashwin then got the big wicket of Hartley to break the stand. Mark Wood was out next when he was dismissed by Ravindra Jadeja for a duck. The innings ended with Jasprit Bumrah getting the wicket of Ollie Pope bowled for 196.

Needing 231 to win, Tom Hartley then turned destroyer with the ball on a spinning track. Yashasvi Jaiswal was caught by Ollie Pope off Hartley for 15 to give the visitors their 1st wicket. Shubman Gill was out for a second ball duck as Pope and Hartley combined again. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma looked good but he too fell when he was out LBW to Hartley for 39.

The 4th wicket came after Tea when Axar Patel spooned an easy catch to Hartley. India then lost wickets in a hurry as Joe Root and Jack Leach did the damage. At 119/7 it seemed all over for India but Srikar Bharat and Ravi Ashwin staged a fight. At the time of writing, India was placed at 172/7 still needing 59 runs to win.

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