IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 1
Nevertheless, England did not give up despite losing six wickets on a challenging day in the field. While previous visiting teams may have expected a batting landslide, Shoaib Bashir calmly and collectively took two wickets on his first Test day, and England ended the first day in the same position as they had started the first Test. And both parties are fully aware of the outcome of that one.
In all probability, Yashaswi Jaiswal’s outstanding 179* Off 257 deliveries was the most impressive performance of the day at Vizag.
Yashaswi Jaiswal Magnificent Hitting:
This was the inning that India much needed to salvage this series, as well as the one that he had confidently predicted based on the fluidity of his first-inning 80 from 74 in Hyderabad.
From his opening shot, an unrestrained four off Joe Root’s opening delivery, to his soaring six over long-on, which brought up his second Test century and his first at home, Jaiswal was exceptional.
He was the only batter from India who possessed the courage needed to anticipate the kind of opposition that England would undoubtedly present when they took the field.
Right from the morning session, he was excellent in showing intent, approach playing out the best spells from Anderson, the first ball from Root went to six over Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his second Test hundred and converted it into his best individual knock, having earlier notched up 171 on debut against West Indies
Despite losing wickets without big partnerships on the other end jaiswal managed to find himself in partnerships of 49 alongside Shubman,90 aligned Shreyas Iyer, and 60 alongside Patidar who got out unevenly, however, most of the dismissals of the Indian middle order is playing cut shorts.
Jaiswal added, I wanted to play it session by session when they are attacking i played that spell off that along on then on he continued his fearless batting till the end of the day, the only batter from India to show the courage and played calculated till the stumps day1.
However, the remainder of India’s batting was more of a mixed bag, which allowed England’s reorganized attack to find solace in the struggle on what has proven to be an excellent wicket thus far.
England Denting In Regular Intervals:
However, except for Yashaswi Jaiswal the remaining batsman couldn’t pass over 40, in some times were looking good but England’s spinners denting things at regular intervals gave them an edge on day one, India’s batting was a mixed bag which allowed England to breathe.
Six Indian batters were removed inside 40 runs, and two wickets in the last couple of hours of the day’s play as well.
Indian batter and Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal missed out on the milestone in Hyderabad last week but more than made up for it in Visakhapatnam by bringing up his maiden Test hundred at home on Friday.
He was hailed by fans, for his intent, for his shot selection, for his aggression, and his fearless approach, he is a replica of Sourav Ganguly, those offside shots are simply spectacular and similar to India’s former captain.
Yashaswi Jaiswal New Star Is Born
He was unbeaten on 179* at the end of the day against England in the second test at Visakhapatnam (Vizag) after missing out on a century in Hyderabad this time he crossed that lap. And if he bats well in the same fashion who knows he might get a chance to score a double and triple hundred.
Jaiswal was the only 17th player in test cricket to score a century for India, and he became the third-ever cricketer to score a ton on his debut last year in the Caribbean.
The Story of Day 1:
India came into this test match after trailing 1-0 in five test match series despite that India is in a good position on day 1 at Vizag with Jaiswal Stand alone unbeaten 179* as India posted 336-6.
Yashaswi Jaiswal is just 21 runs behind to create a record for any Indian batter to score a century at the age of 23 both away and at home, Vinod Kambli, Sachin Tendulkar & Ravi Shastri are in that elite list.