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Yashasvi Jaiswal breaks 2 decade-old records with maiden Test century

During the 1st Test of West Indies tour, Yashasvi Jaiswal breaks 2 decade-old records as he scores a maiden century and had a great stand alongside Rohit Sharma at Windsor Park.

Yashasvi Jaiswal breaks 2 decade-old records

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a century on his Test debut and becomes the 17th Indian to register this record. He joins the list of Indians who have scored a century on Test debut with Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rohit Sharma.

The left-hander became the first player from India to have made a hundred in Caribbean lands. After being confirmed for opening alongside Rohit, Yashasvi Jaiswal has made his record with style.

With an unbeaten 30 on Day 1 of the 1st Test vs West Indies Test, the youngster continued from where he left off on Day 2 and started with a positive approach to get to his century.

The young player accompanied Rohit Sharma and together they built a great score of 229 for the first wicket.

Jaiswal did not stop after reaching the mark and remained energetic after Sharma and Shubman Gill got out. He kept going and reached the 323rd delivery of his innings.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was always aiming for greater heights. Since his U19 days, Jaiswal consistency and talent made him shine among his peers. His talent and skills in domestic cricket and IPL gave enough proof to be selected for the West Indies tour.

Jaiswal make use of the first chance and proved his worth to the team management. Opening the innings in the first Test in Dominica, he becomes the third Indian opener to slam a century after Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.

Jaiswal surpasses records after two decades

Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma broke the record of the highest opening score of the India pair earlier set by Sehwag and Sanjay Bangar who scored 201 in a Test in Mumbai in 2002.

The match was like an old-fashioned Test match where two prolific batters tired the bowlers, which did not have much power to stop the duo. Jaiswal’s maiden century came off 215 balls while Rohit took 220 balls on their field presence.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal

For aggressive batters like Rohit and Jaiswal, it was also not an easy task to have control when the pitch made the ball slower where most of the deliveries stopped.

The ball was gripping off the surface and the bowling of Raheem Cornwall 0/22 for 11 overs made it tough for the batters. The batters scored 66 runs in the first session but after the lunch, they scored 99 runs.

The 20-year-old has attained the records of Indian cricket Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin behind.

After completing the second day of the match, Jaiswal thanked the management and the Indian captain for their support. He said, “I’ve just gone out to express myself, thankful for everyone, this is just a start and I want to do well going further.”

Jaiswal continued, “I think this is one of the emotional knocks for me, was just proud of myself, it’s difficult to get opportunities in the Indian team, I would like to thank everyone, the supporters, team management, and Rohit Bhai.”

“The pitch is on the slower side and the outfield is very slow, it was difficult and challenging, it was pretty hot and I wanted to keep doing it for my country, just play ball-by-ball and enjoy my cricket.

I love Test cricket, I like this challenge, I enjoy the situation when the ball swings and seams. We have worked hard on everything,” Jaiswal signed off.

Jaiswal’s test debut century had made him the 17th player from India to make three-figure scores in Test. At the end of Day 2, India scored 312 runs for 2 wickets loss where Jaiswal and Virat Kohli stand at the crease with 143 and 36 runs respectively.

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