Yashasvi’s name on the first day of the second test
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Yashasvi’s name on the first day of the second test

The first day of the second match of the 5-match Test series between India and England has been in the name of Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. He scored the second century of his Test career. On the basis of Jaiswal’s innings, the Indian team has scored 336 runs for 6 wickets in the first innings on Friday. Jaiswal is unbeaten on 179 runs, while Ravichandran Ashwin is not out on 5 runs.

At the YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam, the Indian team won the toss and decided to bat, but the Indian captain who came to open could not prove this decision right and was out after scoring 14 runs on the team score of 40 runs. He was caught by debutant bowler Shoaib Bashir at the hands of Ollie Pope.

Records and interesting facts of the first day of the match

  • Successful opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has joined the club of Sehwag, Jaffer and Dhawan,¬†has made a place in the list of Indian batsmen who have scored the most runs on the first day of the Test match. Jaiswal is at sixth place in the list of batsmen like former explosive batsman Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer and Shikhar Dhawan.
  • Jaiswal comes on par with Gavaskar, leaves behind Azhar¬†Yashasvi Jaiswal has left behind former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin in the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in a single day of the India-England Test match. He is at third position equal to Sunil Gavaskar with 179 runs. Azhar has the record of scoring 175 runs.

India lost 2 wickets in the first session.
The Indian team could not perform well in the first session of the first day. The team lost the wickets of captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill in scoring 103 runs. For the English team, Shoaib Bashir and James Anderson bowled effectively and took one wicket each.

Jaiswal-Iyer made a comeback:
After losing the wickets of captain Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill before lunch, young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal along with Shreyas Iyer made India make a comeback. Both of them made a partnership of 90 runs on 131 balls for the third wicket in the second session. Here Iyer became the victim of Tom Hartley.

Till tea, India had scored 225 runs for 3 wickets. The team lost one wicket in this session and added 122 runs. This session was in the name of the Indian team.

The spinners returned the middle order to the pavilion.
After falling behind in the second session, the spinners made a comeback for England. The pair of Shoaib Bashir and Rehan Ahmed prevented the Indian middle order batsmen from playing big innings and kept India within 350 on the first day.
In this session, the Indian team lost 3 wickets for 111 runs. Rajat, playing the debut match, was dismissed by Rehan Ahmed, Akshar Patel by Shoaib Bashir and KS Bharat by Rehan Ahmed before the stumps.

Jaiswal 21 runs away from career double century
Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is just 21 runs away from the first double century of his Test career. He is unbeaten after scoring 179 runs on the first day. Jaiswal scored runs on 257 balls with the help of 17 fours and 5 sixes.

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