After 12 years, six days and 179 deliveries, Jaydev Unadkat lastly bought his maiden wicket in Take a look at cricket. The left-armer had gone wicketless on his Take a look at debut means again in December 2010 towards South Africa in Centurion. After that, Unadkat is enjoying his second Take a look at, which started immediately towards Bangladesh in Mirpur.
Notably, it’s the longest wait between two Take a look at matches by an Indian when it comes to years and Take a look at matches missed and the second-longest on this planet after England’s Gareth Batty. Unadkat missed 118 Checks between December 2010 and December 2022. However his wait paid off properly as he bowled an absolute magnificence to do away with Bangladesh opener Zakir Hasan.
All of it occurred on the fifth ball of the fifteenth over when Unadkat, who changed Kuldeep Yadav within the India XI for the second Take a look at, delivered a short-of-length ball that had some additional bounce. Zakir was cramped for room, and the ball lobbed up in the direction of the fourth slip off his glove earlier than Indian skipper KL Rahul took a easy catch.
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Most consecutive Checks missed between appearances:
142 – Gareth Batty (2005-16)
118 – Jaydev Unadkat (2010-22)*
114 – Martin Bicknell (1993-03)
109 – Floyd Reiffer (1999-09)
104 – Younis Ahmed (1969-87)
103 – Derek Shackleton (1951-63)
Earlier, Bangladesh gained the toss and opted to bat first. Whereas the Bangladesh skipper was sure in regards to the circumstances, Indian skipper Rahul stated he wasn’t positive about how the floor would carry out.
“We’d have achieved the identical. To be trustworthy, on seeing the floor, undecided what to make of it. There may be some grass you could see, nevertheless it’s usually good to bat right here. There may be usually some bounce right here and a few assist for each pacers and spinners. We’d have needed to bat first, however we aren’t positive what to anticipate,” stated Rahul.