Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his good run in the Test format during the 2nd Test against England in Vizag. The 22-year-old scored his first-ever Test double-century on Saturday. Batting on 191, Jaiswal hit Shoaib Bashir for a huge six to move to 197.
The very next ball, the left-handed batter pulled out the sweep as the ball sped to the boundary. Once he reached his maiden double ton, Jaiswal ran to the other end and jumped with joy.
The innings will hold the youngster in good stead at this early stage of his career. On a pitch where no other batter has scored above 40, Yashasvi Jaiswal has waged a lone battle. With India trailing 1-0, the team management will hope Jaiswal's innings are enough for them to reach a big score.
India loses Ashwin early as Jaiswal scores double ton –
Starting the day on 336/6 overnight batters Ravichandran Ashwin and Yashasvi Jaiswal came out to bat. The veteran Indian spinner played a few crisp shots to start the day on a good note for the home side.
Just when it seemed like Ashwin was looking set to score big, James Anderson did the trick. Bowling with the new ball, Anderson produced a thin edge off Ashwin’s bat. Ben Foakes just like he did during the Gill dismissal flew to his right and took a smart catch.
Kuldeep Yadav walked into bat and joined Jaiswal with India’s score reading 364/7. The left-arm wrist spinner is in the Indian team after Ravindra Jadeja got injured in Hyderabad. However, Jaiswal lost his wicket to Anderson as Jasprit Bumrah walked in the middle.
England bowlers, especially James Anderson, have bowled well with the old and new ball. The 41-year-old now has picked 693 Test wickets and needs just 7 wickets to reach the 700 mark. If he does get it he will become the first pacer in the history of the game to reach 700 wickets in test cricket.
Here’s how the fans reacted –
Yashaswi Jaiswal, you beauty!!! What an exciting talent.#INDvENG— Acharya Chanakya (@msmhater) February 3, 2024