Ravindra Jadeja Takes Wonder Catch To Dismiss Jason Roy

Updated: 01 July 2019 09:28 IST

Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow's first-wicket stand was the best by any team against India at the World Cup 2019.

Ravindra Jadeja Takes Wonder Catch To Dismiss Jason Roy
Ravindra Jadeja was brought on to field as a substitute fielder © Twitter

Ravindra Jadeja, who was brought on to field as a substitute to KL Rahul, took a stunning catch to dismiss Jason Roy and break England's first-wicket stand of 160 runs in Birmingham on Sunday. It was the highest first-wicket stand by any team at the World Cup 2019 against a formidable Indian bowling line-up. Jason Roy, who got a lucky escape in the India vs England World Cup 2019 match earlier, was dismissed after Ravindra Jadeja took a catch diving forward at long-on. The much-needed breakthrough brought instant smiles on the faces of Indian cricketers and Virat Kohli pumped up his fist to express his happiness.

Roy, who slammed his bat as he walked off the ground, was the only wicket India were able to get in the first 30 overs.

Jadeja, who has always been good on the field for India, was appreciated for his effort by the cricket fraternity and fans.

Tournament hosts England are looking to win the World Cup for the first time, had struggled to make good starts in Roy's absence.

Meanwhile India -- needing just one win from their three remaining group games to secure a semi-final place -- made one change, with batsman Rishabh Pant preferred to all-rounder Vijay Shankar.

Shankar, who has been replaced in the playing XI, made three appearances at the World Cup 2019 but did not perform as per expectations.

India skipper Virat Kohli, at the toss, showed belief in young Rishabh Pant and said, "he brings in a lot of fearlessness".

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Topics mentioned in this article Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja Ravindra Jadeja Kannaur Lokesh Rahul KL Rahul Jason Jonathan Roy Jason Roy World Cup 2019 England vs India, Match 38 Cricket
Highlights
  • Roy and Bairstow's first-wicket stand was the best by any team
  • Roy slammed his bat as he walked off the ground
  • Jadeja has always been good on the field for India
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