Jadeja becomes quickest left-arm bowler to scalp 200 Test wicket

Visakhapatnam: Spinner Ravindra Jadeja on Friday became the quickest left-arm bowler to scalp 200 wickets in Test cricket.

He achieved the feat on day three of the ongoing first Test match between India and South Africa.

The left-arm spinner achieved the milestone in his 44th Test match and went past Sri Lanka’s spinner Rangana Herath.

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Herath had recorded the feat in his 47th Test match.

Jadeja has also become the 10th Indian bowler to record 200 Test wickets.

Jadeja dismissed Proteas’ left-handed batsman Dean Elgar (160) in the 100th over of the innings to register his 200th Test wicket.

The 30-year-old had also picked up one wicket on day two of the Test match. He had dismissed Dane Piedt.

India had scored 502/7 in the first innings of the first Test against South Africa.

In response, Dean Elgar registered a century for South Africa.

So far, South Africa has scored 365/ 6 in the first innings with about one hour of day’s play still remaining.

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