Twitter reactions: Ravindra Jadeja stars in India’s massive win over Sri Lanka in Mohali Test
Team India thrashed Sri Lanka in the first Test at PCA Stadium in Mohali on Sunday to take the 1-0 lead in the two-match series. The hosts completely dominated the proceedings and crushed the visitors by an innings and 222 runs.
Following on from their first innings total of 174, Sri Lanka could only manage 178 in their second innings to lose the contest. Star all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets each while pacer Mohammed Shami bagged a couple of scalps. During the second innings, Ashwin also leapfrogged legendary Kapil Dev to become India’s second-highest wicket-taker in Test, after Anil Kumble.
Earlier, on Day 3, Jadeja claimed a five-wicket haul to help India enforce a follow-on on the tourists. Sri Lanka had resumed play from their overnight score of 108/4 and could only reach 174, to trail by 400-runs.
Jadeja, who shined with the ball in both innings, smashed a humungous unbeaten 175-run knock and declared their first innings at 574/8. Apart from Jaddu, Rishabh Pant also scored a scintillating 96, while Hanuma Vihari (58) and Ashwin (61) also hit half-centuries.
With the massive victory, Rohit Sharma became the second Indian captain to win his maiden Test by an innings after Polly Umrigar, under whom India had beaten beat New Zealand by an innings & 27 runs in Mumbai in 1955/56.
“I would say this is my lucky ground. Whenever I come here, I get positive vibes. Feeling very good, happy to score runs and pick wickets for the team. Obviously, as a player, you boost your confidence with such a performance. I have not done anything differently, just played to my strengths, and I give myself time to settle down. I look to keep it very simple out in the middle,” said Jadeja after the match.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
All you can do is perform against those put in front of you. Welcome back to Test cricket Ravindra Jadeja.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) March 6, 2022
Well that’s what they call: total domination. Woah. And when I think back on this match I’ll think ‘Sir Jadeja’. What a show. What an absolute rockstar… as someone I idolise once called him. 🔥 #INDvSL
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 6, 2022
300th Test for SL
100th Test for Virat Kohli
Ashwin went past great Kapil Dev
But this Test match will be known as ‘Jadeja’s Test’ congratulations and well played @BCCI 👏🏼👊🏼 #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/2OKlmQ8mkB
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) March 6, 2022
.@imjadeja is turning everything into gold! 🏏
Wonderful performance.#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/lBm6knZGNd
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 6, 2022
Best bowling figures in a Test match where a player also scored 150+ runs:
9/87 – Ravindra Jadeja 🇮🇳 v SL, 2022
8/80 – Garry Sobers 🏝️ v ENG, 1966
8/97 – Mushtaq Mohammad 🇵🇰 v WI, 1977#INDvSL
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 6, 2022
Jadeja misses the 10-fer but he can take comfort in the fact he’s the first player in history to take nine wickets & score 150+ runs in a Test #INDvSL
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) March 6, 2022
#TeamIndia take the series lead! 🙌
A Test that will forever be remembered for one of the all-time great all-round performances, by Ravindra Jadeja 🔥#INDvSL pic.twitter.com/PkhyJWrUIX
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 6, 2022
Ravindra Jadeja (175* and 9 wkts) just missed becoming the first player in Test cricket history to make a score of 150+ in an innings and also claim a 10 wicket haul in the same Test match. #IndvSL #IndvsSL
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) March 6, 2022
436 and counting… 💗
Spin 𝕸𝖆𝖘𝖙𝖊𝖗 ➡️ Top 10 wicket-takers in Tests. 👏#RoyalsFamily | #INDvSL | @ashwinravi99 pic.twitter.com/j0r3SsM4z1
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) March 6, 2022
Virat Kohli 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ Tests ✅
Jaddu’s 1️⃣7️⃣5️⃣* & fifer ✅
Ashwin becoming India’s second highest wicket-taker in Tests ✅
A record breaking and memorable win for #TeamIndia at Mohali. 🤩👏🏻#PlayBold #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/xfVnbvzrdH
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 6, 2022
India thrash Sri Lanka in Mohali Test.#INDvSL Scorecard: https://t.co/et5cDb887C pic.twitter.com/BuwpV5HAZm
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) March 6, 2022
An INCREDIBLE match by Ravindra Jadeja in India’s big win over Sri Lanka.
See the #INDvSL scorecard: https://t.co/NWVCjD9vWq pic.twitter.com/zWVZ4Hkhnd
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 6, 2022
India win by an innings and 222 runs to take a 1-0 series lead against Sri Lanka 🎉#WTC23 | #INDvSL | https://t.co/mo5BSRmFq2 pic.twitter.com/76hsYd9yKF
— ICC (@ICC) March 6, 2022
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