3 Asian spinners who performed ‘father’ against Australia in Tests, Jadeja is the only Indian in the list
The Indian team cleaned up against Australia in the second Test. India’s experienced spinner Ravindra Jadeja took the lion’s share in keeping Australia to 113 runs by taking quick wickets in the Delhi Test. Meanwhile, Jadeja took the most wickets and showed a performance that no one has achieved so far against Australia. Interestingly, he is the only Indian bowler in this list. So let’s find out exactly what record Jadeja has achieved.
7 wickets by Jadeja
Australia started their second innings on the next day with a 1-run lead after restricting India’s first innings to 262. They could not perform very well in the second innings. Although their openers got off to a good start, the middle and lower order quickly fell apart. Australia’s second innings ended on just 113 runs. Thus India got a challenge of 115 runs. However, while bowling from India in Australia’s innings, Ravindra Jadeja took the most wickets.
Just @imjadeja things #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/6wm0OeykQn
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 19, 2023
This time Jadeja took 7 wickets out of 10 wickets of Australia while bowling for India in the second innings. Jadeja took 7 wickets to his name along with Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuchen, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon and Matthew Kuhneman.
Career-best Test figures for Ravindra Jadeja 🔥#WTC23 | #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/ikHe85pfez
— ICC (@ICC) February 19, 2023
With this, a special record was recorded in the name of Jadeja. Jadeja was the best spinner in the Test against Australia. He pocketed 7 wickets for 42 runs. Also, topped the list. Second in the list after Jadeja is former Pakistan spinner Iqbal Qasim. He took 7 wickets against Australia in 1980 for 49 runs. Also, in the third place is the former Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath who spent 64 runs in Colombo in 2016 and chased 7 Australian batsmen into the tent. (Ravindra Jadeja Best bowling figures by Asian left-arm spinners v Aus in Tests)
Asian leg spinners’ best performances in Tests against Australia
7/42- Ravindra Jadeja (Delhi, 2023)*
7/49- Iqbal Qasim, (Karachi, 1980)
7/64- Rangana Herath, (Colombo, 2016)
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