Veteran fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat produced a match-winning bowling performance for Sussex in the County Championship match against Leicestershire at the County Ground, Hove. The Sussex team led by Cheteshwar Pujara lost the toss and batted first. He scored 262 runs in the first innings losing all the wickets in 72.1 overs. Pujara, batting at number four in the line-up, could score only 26 runs in 51 balls. After this, Sussex dismissed Leicestershire cheaply for just 108 runs and took a lead of 154 runs. Unadkat took three wickets and helped his team win with the ball in the second innings of the match.
After this, after playing 102 overs in the third innings, Sussex declared the innings at 344/9 with a lead of 498 runs. Pujara again could not do anything special with the bat and could score only 23 (46) runs. Chasing the target of 499 runs in the fourth innings, Leicestershire performed much better. They fought hard but fell a little behind in the end. They were all out for 483 runs in 132.4 overs and lost the match by 15 runs.
Jaydev Unadkat produced a marathon effort in the final innings for Sussex, taking six wickets in 32.4 overs to help them defeat Leicestershire in a thriller. The Sussex players acknowledged and applauded Unadkat’s bowling efforts as they carried him off the field with a standing ovation.
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Jaydev Unadkat Played For India During The 2-Match Test Series Against West Indies In July
After his stellar performances in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments over the past few years, Jaydev Unadkat was included in the Indian Test squad late last year. He made his Test debut in 2010 against South Africa at Centurion. He made a comeback after 12 years and played his second Test match against Bangladesh in December 2022. Unadkat performed well by taking three wickets.
This Saurashtra bowler again got a chance on the West Indies tour, where he played both Tests. On calm pitches, Jaydev Unadkat did not have much to do and returned wicketless as the spinners took most of the wickets on both teams.