[ad_1] 2nd Test: Big Yashasvi Jaiswal ton steers India to 336/6 on Day 1

Feb 2, 2024

2nd Test: Big Yashasvi Jaiswal ton steers India to 336/6 on Day 1


Jaiswal's daddy ton

Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal hit an unbeaten 179 as India took opening day honours in the second Test despite regular England strikes, including debutant Shoaib Bashir's two wickets.

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Advantage India!

India, who trail the five-match series 1-0, reached 336 for 6 at stumps with the left-handed Jaiswal and Ravichandran Ashwin, on five, batting in Visakhapatnam.

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No Rohit show

Shoaib Bashir and fellow spinner Rehan Ahmed took two wickets each. Bashir, 20, got skipper Rohit Sharma as his first Test wicket.

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2nd Test ton

Jaiswal took on the England spinners and reached his second Test ton with a six off Tom Hartley and removed his helmet, raised his arms and blew a kiss to the cheering crowd.

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Jaiswal show

Jaiswal ton was India's first century in the series. England's Ollie Pope hit 196 in the opening Test. Jaiswal kept up the attack and India dominated the final hour of play despite losing Axar Patel and hometown hero KS Bharat.

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Aggressive Jaiswal

The 22-year-old Jaiswal, playing his sixth Test, smashed 17 fours and five sixes to surpass his previous Test best of 171 on debut in the West Indies last year.

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Bashir impresses on opening day

Towards day's end, Bashir got Axar caught at backward point for his second wicket. The bowler was a late arrival in India after a visa delay -- the latest cricketer of Pakistani descent to have such troubles in India -- and missed the series opener.

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Rajat gets 32 on debut

Debutant Rajat Patidar made 32 before being bowled by Ahmed as the batsman's forward defensive stroke saw the ball, with backspin, roll onto the stumps.

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Iyer disappoints again

Tom Hartley, who returned figures of 7-62 in England's 28-run win in Hyderabad, had sent back Shreyas Iyer for 27 against the run of play in the second session.

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Anderson takes another step towards '700 Club'

Earlier, Jaiswal and Rohit started cautiously to drive the hosts to 40-0 in the first hour of play before Bashir broke through. Anderson then had Shubman Gill caught behind for 34 as the 41-year-old veteran moved to 691 Test wickets.

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