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CWC'19 semi-final: Jadeja's 77-run knock against NZ leaves Twitterati in awe

ANI | July 10, 2019 07:28 PM
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in action against New Zealand

New Delhi [India], July 10 (ANI): All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja played a knock of 77 runs to give India an outside chance to beat New Zealand in the semi-final of the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup on Wednesday.

Jadeja came out to bat when India was in a spot of bother at 92/6. He steadied the innings along with wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni as the duo stitched together a partnership of 116-runs.

The left-hander was finally dismissed by Trent Boult in the 48th over. Jadeja hit four fours and four sixes in his innings.

This innings by Jadeja has left in Twitterati and many people congratulated the all-rounder on the match-winning knock.

"Jaddu, My boy on fire! Way to go, brother! We can do it #Jadeja," Indian cricketer Suresh Raina tweeted.

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"It's @imjadeja = @grantelliottnz of 2015 world cup. #ICCCricketWorldCup," Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin tweeted.

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"Outstanding batting jaddu @imjadeja," Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted.

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"Belief is everything ... #Whistlepodu," Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi tweeted.

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"Yellow Partnership! @imjadeja @msdhoni #WhistleForIndia #INDvNZ," official handle of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings tweeted.

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"Jadeja rightnow #NZvIND," one fan posted on Twitter.

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"(Rohit Gesturing to Jadeja ) YOU ARE STRONG #INDvsNZ," one fan posted.

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Jadeja has been in news recently as he was criticised by former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar. Manjrekar had called Jadeja as a "bits and pieces cricketer".

"RT @imjadeja : can you see me? @sanjaymanjrekar," one fan wrote on Twitter.

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In pursuit of 240, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and KL Rahul all scored just one run and this is the first time in the history of cricket that the first three batsmen of any team were dismissed for one run.

Sharma and Rahul were dismissed by Mark Henry whereas Kohli was sent back to the pavilion by Trent Boult. Their dismissals restricted to India to 5/3. Dinesh Karthik (6) also failed to leave a mark and his dismissal pegged India back at 24/4.

Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya stitched together a partnership of 47-runs but their resistance ended as Pant (32) was sent back to the pavilion by Mitchell Santner.

Pandya also departed after playing a knock of 32 runs as he was dismissed by Santner.

Earlier, the tail-enders dragged New Zealand to post 239 for the loss of eight against India in the first semi-final of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Picking up from where they left a day after rain halted the match, New Zealand added 28 runs to the scoreboard to finish their 50-over quota.

For India, Bhuvneshwar was the pick of bowlers as he returned with three wickets in his 10 overs quota and gave away just 43 runs.

While filing this story, India had reached the score of 217/9 after 49 overs. (ANI)

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