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India vs England: Ravindra Jadeja Undergoes Scans to Know Extent of Knee Injury

Ravindra Jadeja (AP)

Ravindra Jadeja (AP)

Senior all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Saturday taken to a hospital in Leeds for precautionary scans to know the extent of a knee injury he sustained during the third Test against England.

Senior all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was on Saturday taken to a hospital in Leeds for precautionary scans to know the extent of a knee injury he sustained during the third Test against England.

Jadeja, who has played all the three Test matches, apparently hurt his knee while fielding during the England innings on the second day of the match that India lost by an innings and 76 runs.

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Jadeja posted a picture of himself, wearing hospital apparels, on his instagram page with a caption “Not a good place to be at”.

As of now, the Indian team management doesn’t seem to be too worried as it might not be “very serious”.

The Indian team is supposed to leave for London on August 30 and if the scan reports do not reveal anything major, Jadeja will accompany the team.

After Team India raised hopes of a fightback on day three, players succumbed to the second new ball on day four as they were bundled out for 278 in the second innings on Saturday, at Leeds. That meant that Virat Kohli & boys lost the match by a massive margin of an innings and 76 runs. Now this means that England have clawed their way back with the series reading 1-1.

It all started with England taking the new ball at the start of the day. Ollie Robinson and James Anderson started the proceedings for the hosts as expected, and bowled tight lines to overnight unbeaten batsmen Kohli and Pujara. Without even opening the account in the morning, Pujara played a rather obnoxious shot on a full delivery that came back in sharply.

Instead of defending it, he padded the ball. He was adjudged LBW for 91. And that is when the real collapse for India started. Kohli, after scoring his maiden fifty on this tour, ended up edging one from Robinson with skipper Joe Root taking a simple catch at the slips.

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first published:August 28, 2021, 23:18 IST