Jadeja's family expresses pride over his exploits in India-Australia series

New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): Indian test all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's family on Sunday expressed pride over his performances during the four match Test series against Australia, which ended in a whitewash of the latter.

Speaking on behalf of the Jadeja family, his sister Nayana said: "We are proud of him. Hope he can continue this performance in the future also. I was lucky to see the match. He played with full concentration. He is really focused on tests now."

Nayana further added: "He performed well. His initial wickets came handy in the win. Today also, he was able to take five wickets."

Jadeja claimed 24 wickets in the series and scored runs when the team needed him to do so at crucial junctures.

India inflicted a series whitewash on Australia on Sunday, thanks to a five wicket haul by left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the Australian second innings, and a battling unbeaten 82 by opening batsman Chesteswar Pujara in India's second innings while chasing a victory total of 155.

In all, 14 wickets fell for 168 runs on the third day of the final Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla cricket ground. Apart from Jadeja and Pujara, the other notable performers on the day were Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who snared a personal best of 7 for 94, and Peter Siddle became the first No. 9 to score two fifties in a Test.

India on Sunday became only the second team in 43 years to register a four nil scoreline against Australia, the first being South Africa in 1970 against an Australian team led by Bill Lawry.

Set a victory target of 155 in their second innings, the Indians achieved the goal by losing four wickets. Pujara, opening the innings in the absence of an injured Shikhar Dhawan, scored his second fifty of the match, an unbeaten 82 off 92 balls on a turning pitch.

The final score is as follows: India 272 (Vijay 57, Pujara 52, Jadeja 43, Lyon 7-94) and 158 for 4 (Pujara 82*, Kohli 41) beat Australia 262 (Siddle 51, Smith 46, Ashwin 5-57) and 164 (Siddle 50, Cowan 24, Jadeja 5-58) by 6 wickets (ANI)


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