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.
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