Ravindra Jadeja Takes Wonder Catch To Dismiss Jason Roy
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow's first-wicket stand was the best by any team against India at the World Cup 2019.
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
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.