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Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Swashbuckling Innings Sparks Aggressive Send-off From Shoaib Bashir
By CricShots - Mar 7, 2024 6:48 pm
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In the fifth and final Test match against England at Dharamsala, Yashasvi Jaiswal, the young Indian batter, continued to shine, adding another brilliant performance to his already impressive series. The match, being held at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, saw India dominating as they bundled out England for a mere 218 runs in their first innings.

Shoaib Bashir
Shoaib Bashir gave a stare to Yashasvi Jaiswal

Opening the batting alongside Rohit Sharma, Jaiswal showcased his prowess, delivering a stellar innings that featured a blend of solid defense and aggressive stroke play. Initially, he held his ground, blocking deliveries with composure. However, he swiftly transitioned into an aggressive mode, taking on the English bowlers with an array of boundaries and sixes.

Particularly targeting the off-spinner Shoaib Bashir, Jaiswal entertained the crowd with his attacking strokes. Yet, the young batter’s aggression led to his dismissal when, after hitting two boundaries, he attempted a big six on Bashir’s delivery in the 21st over. Unfortunately, Jaiswal missed the ball, and the wicketkeeper stumped him.

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While his innings came to an end with an aggressive flourish, Jaiswal’s contribution was significant. He amassed 57 runs off 58 balls, featuring five boundaries and three sixes. His partnership of 104 runs with skipper Rohit Sharma set a brisk tone for India’s innings.

  

Jaiswal’s remarkable performances in the ongoing Test series against England have elevated him to elite company. Surpassing 700 runs in the series, he joined Sunil Gavaskar as the only Indian players to achieve this feat in a single series.

Additionally, he became the fastest Indian batter to reach 1000 Test runs, achieving the milestone in his ninth Test match, surpassing Cheteshwar Pujara’s record of 11 matches. The young prodigy’s exceptional form in the series includes two double centuries, making him the leading run-scorer.

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With his fifth fifty-plus score in the ongoing series, Jaiswal has not only become a consistent contributor but also positioned himself as a key player for India in the longer format. As the series progresses, eyes will be on Jaiswal to see if he can surpass Sunil Gavaskar’s tally of 732 runs in the Test series. His performance in the second innings holds the promise of further milestones in his burgeoning Test career.