Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his fourth fifty in T20I cricket as India registered a 6-wicket win in the 2nd T20I against Afghanistan on Sunday. As a result, the Men in Blue have taken a 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. 



Chasing a target of 173 at a buzzing Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, India lost Rohit Sharma on the fifth ball of the second innings. But that didn't deter the aggressive Jaiswal from hammering the Afghan bowlers and giving India the start they needed. Alongside Virat Kohli and Shivam Dube, the Royals batter smacked 5 fours and 6 sixes en route to a blazing fifty, at a whopping strike rate of 200. A pivotal moment of the innings came in the 5th over, when Yashasvi scored a hat-trick of boundaries against Mujeeb Ur Rahman, pushing the opponents on the back foot early on. There was no stopping the opener as he went on to complete his fifty within the first 10 overs.

Once he was dismissed, Dube took charge and finished the chase with 4 overs to spare. 

Yashasvi had previously missed the first T20I due to a sore groin but the youngster bounced back in no time and continued his sublime touch with the bat. Jaiswal's fiery knock got the crowd on its feet and was also well-appreciated by skipper Rohit in the post-match presentation.

"Jaiswal has played Test cricket now and even T20I. He has shown what he is capable of. He has the talent and has a great range of shots," he said. 

The caravan now moves to Bengaluru, where both teams will face off in the third and final T20I of the series on Wednesday, January 17.