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2nd ODI: Ravindra Jadeja joins Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar in elite list

Ravindra Jadeja is the third Indian to score 2000 runs and take over 150 wickets in ODI cricket.

Ranit Das Ranit Das @ranitd94
New Delhi Updated on: March 05, 2019 18:40 IST
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Ravindra Jadeja scored 21 off 40 balls

Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday joined an elite list during the second one-day international between India and Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

Jadeja became the third Indian after Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar to score over 2000 runs and take 150 wickets in ODI cricket.

Tendulkar has scored 18426 runs and taken 154 wickets while Dev has a total of 3782 runs and 253 wickets in ODI cricket. 

The 30-year-old struggled to get going on Tuesday but hung in there with captain Virat Kohli after India lost three quick wickets in Nagpur. The Saurashtra all-rounder's struggle finally came to an end when he fell in the 46th over to Pat Cummins for a 40-ball 21.

Jadeja now has a total of 2011 ODI runs along with 171 wicket in ODI cricket.

However, Jadeja's sturggle was overshadowed by Kohli's brilliance, who smashed his  40th ODI century and 65th overall.

Kohli came into bat in the second over of the match and stayed on until the 48th before falling to Cummins. The Indian captain smashed 10 boundaries and scored 116 off 120 balls before falling prey to the Aussie pacer.

This was Kohli's 7th ODI ton against Australia and 14th overall. During the course of the game, Kohli also struck his 1000th boundary in ODIs and became the fastest batsman to score 9000 ODI runs as captain.

He reached the milestone in his 159th innings. Kohli overtook former Australia captain Rickey Ponting in the process, who took 204 innings to reach the landmark.

He was also the fastest to reach the 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, and 8000 ODI international runs as captain before this.

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