Mohali, Nov 28: India's spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav, known for their bowling skills, today (November 28) set a new batting record on the 3rd day of the 3rd Test against England at IS Bindra Stadium.
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Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant all scored half centuries as the lower order helped India secure a crucial 134-run lead. India were bowled out for 417 runs in 138.2 overs.
Today was the first time in the 84-year Indian Test history that players batting at numbers 7, 8 and 9 had scored 50 or more runs in the same innings.
Ashwin, who has emerged as an all-rounder, scored 72 batting at number 7. At 8, Jadeja missed out on his maiden Test ton, falling for a fine 90. Jayant brought up his maiden Test half century, scoring 55.
According to statisticians, overall this is the 7th time in Test history that batsmen at 7, 8 and 9 had scored 50 or more runs.
With England batting in the second innings with a deficit of 134 runs, the trio of Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant will have a big job, this time, with the ball as the hosts aim to seal the game and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match rubber.
This is first time for India and only the 7th time in Test cricket that no.7, 8 & 9 have scored fifties together in same innings.#IndvsEng— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) November 28, 2016
seventh occasion of batsmen at seven, eight and nine scoring fifites in a test innings— HR Gopala Krishna (@hrgopal) November 28, 2016
First such occasion by Indian batsmen