New Delhi: Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja have broken a 21-year-old record by posting a 150-run sixth-wicket partnership during the third ODI against Australia.
This was the highest sixth wicket partnership by India against Australia.
Before this partnership, the record was held by Robin Singh and Sadagopan Ramesh. This duo played a 123-run partnership against Australia in Colombo in 1999 for the sixth wicket.
But Pandya and Jadeja have now broken that record and have posted a new landmark.
India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal interviewed Jadeja for BCCI TV, in which Jadeja revealed their planning.
Chahal starts the interview saying that Australia is so cold that not only three sweaters but quilts are being worn.
Chahal said, "Today I have a mounted jaddu, who has done wonders in batting, bowling and fielding as well."
Chahal said, "You guys have played so well, we were also thinking that the team would be able to score till 250 runs, but the way you and Pandya played the innings was incredible." How did you do that?
To this, Jadeja said, "It was the understanding between me and Hardik that we will have try to a long partnership, because after us there was no batsman left who could carry the innings forward."
And when Chahal asked about their plan in bowling?
Jadeja said, in bowling I wanted to keep the stump to stump line but the end from which I was putting the ball, there was too much wind coming in, due to which the ball was drifting more. So I was trying to keep him in the fifth stump. There was also a slight turn from the wicket. The wicket was slightly better than that when we played in Sydney.
Australia has won the three-match series between India and Australia and the T20 series is going to start tomorrow i.e. December 4. India is excited by this victory, but it’s quite difficult to understand the pitches of Australia. It will be interesting to see what preparation India takes in the first T20 match.
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