In the ongoing second Test between India and England in Vishakhapatnam, Yashasvi Jaiswal, the left-handed opening batsman, showcased his prowess by scoring a magnificent century. This notable achievement came after falling short of a century in the first Test of the series.
In the initial Test, Jaiswal played a scintillating half-century, reaching the milestone in just 47 balls. However, he missed out on converting it into a century and was dismissed by Joe Root for 80 runs. In the second innings, he fell to Tom Hartley for 15, contributing to India’s 28-run loss.
In the ongoing second Test, Jaiswal took a more measured approach, playing patiently in the initial phase before accelerating when needed. With India losing early wickets, the young batsman stepped up to lead the team’s charge. Jaiswal successfully completed his century in the second session, achieving the milestone in 150 balls. The Mumbai star sealed his first Test century on home soil with a six off Tom Hartley, clearing the long-on boundary.
Here is the video of Yashasvi Jaiswal completing his century:
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Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, India faced early setbacks with the dismissal of captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. Jaiswal, along with debutant Shoaib Bashir, put up a resilient effort. The pair added 90 runs for the third wicket, with Jaiswal displaying a mix of solid technique and aggressive stroke play.
At lunch, India stood at 103 for 2, and despite losing Shreyas Iyer for 27, Jaiswal continued his impressive innings. At the time of writing, India reached 186 for 3 after 52 overs. Jaiswal remained unbeaten on 109 off 161 balls, featuring 12 fours and 3 sixes, while debutant Rajat Patidar accompanied him at the crease with an unbeaten 2 runs. Jaiswal’s century serves as a significant contribution to India’s batting lineup in their quest to level the series against England.