Royals batter Yashasvi Jaiswal on Thursday notched up his maiden century in international cricket, continuing his rich vein of form from the domestic circuit and the IPL season this year. The southpaw is currently batting on 143* in India's first Test against the West Indies. By stumps on Day 2, India were 312/2, with Virat Kohli batting on 36* at the other end.
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The 21-year-old opened the Indian batting innings alongside skipper and his Mumbai teammate Rohit Sharma on Day 1, after the Windies were bowled out for 150. Seeing off the opening spells with patience, Yashasvi got to a well-made 40 featuring six fours by the end of the day. The following morning, he picked up right where he had left off and continued to bat with his usual positive intent, eventually going to register his first-ever ton in Test cricket. On the other side, captain Rohit played the role of a solid anchor and the duo stitched a 229-run partnership that saw India taking the lead over their opponents.
Rohit fell as soon as he reached his hundred, but Jaiswal remained undeterred in his approach. Shubman Gill, batting at his new No.3 position, was dismissed soon after. But a determined Kohli walked in to accompany an in-form Yashasvi, who was dealing with a listless Windies bowling attack with much ease. The pair has added 72 runs for the third wicket so far, and they'll be looking to get a big score as Day 3 beckons.
A special Debut ✨— BCCI (@BCCI) July 14, 2023
A special century 💯
A special reception in the dressing room 🤗
A special mention by Yashasvi Jaiswal 👌🏻
A special pat on the back at the end of it all 👏🏻#TeamIndia | #WIvIND | @ybj_19 pic.twitter.com/yMzLYaJUvR