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500 wickets for Ravindra Jadeja! Indian all-rounder reaches special milestone in Rajkot Test

500 wickets for Ravindra Jadeja! Indian all-rounder reaches special milestone in Rajkot Test

Ravindra Jadeja, who scored a brilliant century with the bat, picked his 500th first-class wicket on Day 3 of the IND vs ENG 3rd Test in Rajkot.

After Ravichandran Ashwin, star Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also hit the 500-wicket mark as he completed 500 first-class wickets. Jadeja completed the feat with the crucial wicket of England skipper Ben Stokes on Day 3 of IND vs ENG 3rd Test in Rajkot.

Jadeja, who scored a brilliant century with the bat, picked his 500th wicket in his 125th match.

It was a special moment for the 35-year-old, who reached the milestone at his home ground in Rajkot. Apart from the 500 milestone, Jadeja also completed 200 wickets in India. He became the fifth Indian bowler and fourth Indian spinner to pick 200 wickets on home soil.

Most wickets by an Indian bowler in India

350 – Anil Kumble in 115 inns
347* – Ravichandran Ashwin in 112 inns
265 – Harbhajan Singh in 103 inns
219 – Kapil Dev in 119 inns
200* – Ravindra Jadeja in 82 inns

India in control on Day 3

The hosts have taken the control of the game on Day 2 after reducing England to 299/7. India started the day brilliantly, picking three wickets in the first session.

The bowlers continued to chip in with wickets as they got rid of Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes in quick succession to put the visitors in the back seat. Currently, Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley are standing unbeaten at the crease.

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