Ravindra Jadeja is the new No.1 all-rounder in Test cricket, following her epic bat-and-ball show at Mohali.
Jadeja scored 175 unstretched runs and took nine wickets to help India win an innings against Sri Lanka and replace West Indies’ Jason Holder at the top of the table. Holder has held the top spot since February 2021.This is the second time Jadeja has reached the top of the All-Purpose Test chart-she was number 1 for a week in August 2017.
Jadeja also climbed three places to number 17 in the bowling chart and 54th to the 37th in the batting chart ranking. Coming in at number 7 after India hit 228 from 5, Jadeja hit 228 balls for his unbeaten 175 with a hit rate of 76.75 with 17 fours and three sixes included, to send India on fast stand of the century with R Ashwin, before India finally declared 574 for 8.
Jadeja then took a five for as India knocked out Sri Lanka for 174, finishing the innings with two wickets on two runs. He missed his hat-trick the second time around, but won four more as Sri Lanka were again knocked out. Jadeja was the only one to break Sri Lanka’s longest stamina in 17 games with the wicket of Dhananjaya de Silva, and soon after he knocked out fellow batsman Angelo Mathews to leave India ahead of victory on day three .
He remained in contention for ten games the entire time, losing at the very end when the final wicket went to his rotation partner Ashwin. Had he claimed that wicket, Jadeja would have been the first player to score over 150 and take ten wickets in the same game. So to speak, he only became sixth to score over 150 and take a five for the same test.
Virat Kohli, who scored 45 in what was his 100th Test, gained two runs in the batting rating at No. Rishabh Pant, who scored a dizzying 96 of 97, earned a run to enter the top ten.
Rawalpindi Test: Azhar Ali all the way to 12th There has been movement in the batting rankings also for the Rawalpindi Race Day courtesy events. Pakistan amassed 476 from 4 claimed and subsequently 252 from 0, and ImamulHaq, key to that performance with two centuries, reached a career-high 63rd.
His first ton of Tests in the opening innings came in a 208 partnership with Azhar Ali, who single-handedly scored 185 and then moved up ten places to No. 12. Travis Head, who was the only top-six Aussies below 48 score, dropped from No. 5 to No. 7.