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Yashasvi Jaiswal's century tests England's resolve in second test against India

Posted : 02 February 2024

Despite Yashasvi Jaiswal's remarkable century on the opening day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam, England managed to stay in the game. Jaiswal's unbeaten 179 guided India to 336-6, preventing them from wasting the advantage of winning the toss and batting first on a good pitch.


England's Shoaib Bashir, making his debut, stood out among the spinners, claiming his maiden Test wicket by dismissing Rohit Sharma. James Anderson, the sole seamer, also contributed with the crucial wicket of Shubman Gill.


Despite Jaiswal's brilliance, England's relatively inexperienced bowling attack, apart from Anderson, chipped away at wickets. England's resilience, with occasional errors, showcased their spirit. India, mindful of their wasteful batting in the first innings in Hyderabad, ground it out, often scoring below three runs an over. The pitch seems true, but England needs to capitalize on their batting in the first innings.


Yashasvi Jaiswal, a rising star in Indian cricket, showcased his incredible talent with a backstory of resilience. The left-hander's measured scoring led to his second Test century in only his sixth Test. Shoaib Bashir, released by Surrey and picked up by Somerset, made a dream debut, impressing with his spin bowling. Despite Jaiswal's contribution, England still has a chance to run through India's lower order and aim for a first-innings lead.


As the second day approaches, England has the second new ball available, offering them an opportunity to make further inroads into India's batting lineup. The contest remains finely poised, with England's young spinners showcasing potential and India looking to capitalize on Jaiswal's brilliant knock.


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