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IND vs ENG, 2nd Test, Day 1: Yashasvi Jaiswal only shining light with 179*, India 336-6 at stumps

India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1: Yashasvi Jaiswal only shining light with 179*, India 336-6 at stumps, Session-wise Day 1 highlights.

India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1: Yashasvi Jaiswal remained unbeaten on 179 on Day 1 | Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
India vs England: Yashasvi Jaiswal remained unbeaten on 179 (Images: ©BCCI/Twitter)

Brief Scores: India 1st innings 336/6 (Jaiswal 179*, Gill 34, Rehan 2/61)

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s magnificent 179* was the major highlight of Day 1 even as England’s inexperienced spinners scalped 5 of the 6 wickets to fall. This helped them to keep India’s first innings score in check and not allow them to run away with the game as yet.

India and England both made a few changes to their respective playing XIs from the 1st Test. Rajat Patidar of India and Shoaib Bashir of England made their Test debuts, while James Anderson replaced Mark Wood.

Talking points from the 2nd Test, Day 1: It was Yashasvi Jaiswal’s show on the opening day with his counterattack

Even before his dream debut in West Indies, where he scored a Test century on debut, Jaiswal was touted for big things. This stunning knock of 179* out of India’s 336 where the rest of the India batters failed to cross 50 is a testament to the great talent he possesses.

He was able to take calculated risks at will and plundered English bowling attack. He smashed 5 sixes and 17 fours en route to his highest Test score so far.

England bowlers keep things tight on an even 1st session

Having opted to bat first on what looked like a good batting surface, India’s openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal had a watchful start. Though India saw through the first hour unscathed, the going was slow as the home team accumulated 40 runs in 16 overs. The India skipper was especially circumspect, and this led to his downfall as he was caught at leg slip off the bowling of debutant Bashir when on 14 immediately post the drinks break.


While Yashasvi Jaiswal started to play his shots, Shubman Gill, who looked out of sorts in the first game showed much application here. Gill’s stroke-making was a lot more assertive and he scored some eye-catching boundaries in his 46-ball stay at the crease. The right-hander lost his wicket when he nicked one to the keeper off James Anderson and in the meanwhile, Jaiswal raced to his 3rd Test half-century as India mustered 103 in the first session.

India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1_ Yashasvi Jaiswal remained unbeaten on 179 on Day 1 _ Walking Wicket (Images_ ©BCCI_Twitter)
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his 2nd Test hundred (Images: ©BCCI/Twitter)

Runs galore at Vizag for India in the 2nd session as Jaiswal smashes his 2nd Test ton

Despite losing wickets in the opening session, the hosts made runs at a brisk pace. Jaiswal hit a slew of boundaries off the spinners as the young left-hander moved from 50 to 100 in a mere 62 balls giving India much-needed momentum. He along with Shreyas Iyer looked busy at the crease and added 90 runs for the 3rd wicket before the latter was caught behind for 27.


Iyer once again lost a golden chance to score big but his dismissal saw the debutant Rajat Patidar batting first time in the whites for India. He, just like any other India batter on the day, looked assured and comfortable at the crease. Patidar played some elegant shots in an unbeaten 46-run stand with Jaiswal who was going strong at 125. India amassed 123 runs in the session with the loss of Iyer’s wicket.

England spinners take 3 wickets in the final session 

The same story unfolded in the final session of the day’s play. Runs continued to flow from both ends but more so off the bat of Yashasvi Jaiswal. But India lost a couple of wickets in the form of Rajat Patidar and Axar Patel. Both these batters settled in the crease and looked good for a big score, even sharing a 50-run stand with young Yashasvi Jaiswal. But the duo couldn’t capitalize on the start they got, and their dismissal can be termed as soft.

India’s keeper-batter Srikar Bharat too, followed the same suit late in the day, even as the confident Jaiswal held the other end strong. The home team accumulated 111 runs and ended the day at 336/6.

What’s to come

Though India scored 336 on Day 1, they still lost 6 wickets on a pitch where the batting was easy compared to the 1st Test. They will hope for a good stand between the overnight batters Ashwin and Jaiswal on Day 2 while England will aim to wrap up the remaining India innings as soon as possible.

Statistical highlights from the India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1
  • Shoaib Bashir became the 713th cricketer to represent England in a Test match.

  • Rohit Sharma fell for 14 and was the maiden Test scalp of the off-spinner Shoaib Bashir.

  • Likewise, Rajat Patidar became the 310th Test cricketer for India and it is to be noted that, Patidar has already played a single ODI for India.

  • James Anderson snapped Shubman Gill’s wicket for the 5th time in Test cricket. Gill has scored only 39 runs in the format against the champion pacer.

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal registered his 2nd Test century and first at home. He had earlier scored 171 on his Test debut in West Indies.

  • Jaiswal remained unbeaten at 179 at the end of the day’s play and this is the best score in Test cricket.

  • India’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th partnerships all value above 50 but not even one was converted to a century-plus stand.


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