All-rounder Jayant Yadav smashed a splendid maiden ton against England at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. The Haryana player, who is a leg-break bowler, paced his innings silently, along with skipper Virat Kohli. With his superb show with bat, Yadav became the first Indian batsman to score the century at no 9.
Yadav made his debut for India in the opening game of the series and left a mark with both bat and the ball. He came on to bat when India were in a tough position after losing multiple wickets in quick succession at 364/7. Yadav and Kohli took the innings forward from there on.
Meanwhile, his uncle and psephologist Yogendra Yadav congratulated the all-rounder for his knock.
As Proud chacha I celebrate #JayantYadav maiden test century, first by Indian no 9
Maja aa gaya! http://t.co/5ux7jA8Ilt
— Yogendra Yadav (@_YogendraYadav) December 11, 2016
Yadav provided a brilliant back-up to Team India, he came in the side was in a tough position after losing multiple wickets in quick succession. Yadav, along with skipper Kohli, took the innings forward from there on.
Yadav’s inning was powered with 14 boundaries and was played with a level head. Yadav and Kohli contributed 200 runs to the total score to take the match away from England’s reach. With this, the duo also become highest run scoring partners for the eighth wicket getting past the previous record held by Mohammad Azharuddin and Anil Kumble after they had put together 161 runs together.