Twitter Reaction: Jayant Yadav wins heart with his maiden Test century

Twitter Reaction: Jayant Yadav wins heart with his maiden Test century

Jayant Yadav India
Jayant Yadav. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Jayant Yadav solidified his reputation as an all-rounder batsman and reached his maiden Test century as he added 74 runs to his overnight score of 30 and scored 104 before losing wicket in the post-lunch session. He reaped high praises for his sturdy batting display which saw him contribute almost equally in the humongous 241 runs for the 8th wicket, the highest for India and the second highest in an India-England Test. In all, the off-spinner played 204 balls and hit 15 boundaries during his stay in the middle.

Batting under the shadow of his skipper Virat Kohli, who himself mesmerised the Wankhede stadium with his record-breaking double century, Yadav frustrated England badly. The tourists had their shoulders dropped right after a few overs in the morning session and saw no opportunity whatsoever in getting better of him.

He can be credited largely for Kohli’s milestone as it would have been impossible for the Indian skipper to hit the record breaking individual score had Yadav not defied the English bowlers. Kohli was in dire need of a support when England clawed back into the game with four wickets in the second session on day three.

Yadav rose up at the right occasion and not only helped Kohli rescue India from a tricky position but also continued his good work to form a massive lead for India. In the opening session of the day, he added 128 runs with Kohli to Inda’s overnight to swell the overall lead to a commanding 179 at the break. He went for lunch at an just eight runs short of his century. His time in the middle was brought to an after he was stumped by Jonny Bairstow off Adil Rashid’s bowling.

At the other end, Kohli wasn’t done after becoming the first Indian captain in 35 years to make 500 runs or more in a series yesterday and smashed 235. Eventually, India ended up at 631 all out with an overall 231 runs lead.