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Jayant Yadav slams maiden Test ton; first Indian to score century at No. 9

Jayant Yadav bagged his first Test century against England from 196 balls on the fourth day of the Test against England.

By: Express Web Desk | Published: December 11, 2016 12:27:55 pm
Jayant Yadav, Yadav, India vs England, Ind vs Eng, India vs England Test series, Jayant Yadav ton, cricket news, sports news Jayant Yadav slammed his maiden Test century against England on Sunday. (Source: Reuters)

Jayant Yadav, coming on to bat at No 9 for India in the fourth Test against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, bagged his first century in Test cricket on Day 4 of the contest. The Haryana player only debuted in the opening Test of the series and has since been exceptional both with the bat and the ball.

As he played Chris Woakes towards third man for a single, he brought on his maiden Test century which was applauded by a capacity crowd at the Wankhede.

His inning, batting alongside Virat Kohli, who reached his third Test double ton earlier in the day, was laced with 14 boundaries and was played with a level head. During his stay in the middle, the duo put together over 200 runs to extend India’s lead and take the match away from England’s reach. They also put together the most runs for the eighth wicket getting past the previous record held by Mohammad Azharuddin and Anil Kumble after they had put together 161 runs together.

Jayant had come on to bat at 364/7 after the fall of wicket of Ravindra Jadeja.

Jayant has scored two first-class hundreds for Haryana and one of them was a double ton. In the series, he’s scored 35, 27 and 55 runs.

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