Kedar Jadhav Slams Maiden ODI Century vs Zimbabwe
Kedar Jadhav joined debutant Manish Pandey at the crease after India were reduced to 82 for four. He remained unbeaten on 105 off 87 balls.
- Updated: July 14, 2015 08:36 PM IST
Kedar Jadhav struck his maiden hundred during the third and final ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. (Scorecard)
Jadhav, who joined debutant Manish Pandey at the crease after India were reduced to 82 for four, took 86 balls to reach the milestone. His brilliant unbeaten knock of 105 off 87 balls was laced with 12 fours and a huge six.
After building the innings with Pandey, the 30-year-old went all guns blazing towards the end and scored runs at will in the death overs to guide India to a fighting 276 for five. Jadhav was involved in a 144-run stand with Manish Pandey for the fifth wicket as the duo helped India recover from early collapse and reach a competitive total.
His partner Manish Pandey, who scored a 71 off 86-balls became the 12th Indian to score a fifty on debut.
Jadhav made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2014 and was drafted into the side for the tour of Zimbabwe after the senior players opted to take a break. In the first two ODIs of the series, Jadhav scored 5 and 16 respectively.