The large crowd that had come to Visakhapatnam got their money’s worth on Saturday as Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 209 runs from 290 balls before becoming Anderson’s 693rd Test wicket. It was an innings of a lifetime as the youngster battled the odds during his knock. On a surface where the next highest was 34, Jaiswal stood tall and took the battle to the English bowlers.
The wicket of Jaiswal came just at the stroke of the first drinks break of the day. Stepping out to hit Anderson over the top, Jaiswal didn’t time the ball well. Jonny Bairstow settled under the ball and took a neat catch.
Yashasvi Jaiswal leads the fight back with the bat- –
India came into day two with 336 runs on the board from 92 overs. Yashasvi Jaiswal was batting on 179 when the stumps were drawn on day one of the Test. As day two began the biggest milestone was Yashasvi Jaiswal reaching double century.
Ravichandran Ashwin drove Shoaib Bashir for two fours to start the day in fine style. Against the run of play the veteran Indian spinner fell to James Anderson for 20. This was the first wicket of the day for England as the tail came into bat. The next over Jaiswal came down the track and hit his 7th six of the innings to reach 197.
Shoaib Bashir then bowled a full toss which the left-handed batter swept for four. The ball hit the boundary ropes as Jaiswal and the rest of India came unglued in celebration. With just the tail Enders to bat with, Jaiswal tried to take the attack to the English bowlers. Having perished for 209, the crowd stood up and applauded the youngster who played great innings.
Rehan Ahmed got his third wicket of the innings after he dismissed Jasprit Bumrah for 6. England bowled out India for 396 when Shoaib Bashir got his third wicket as well. Mukesh Kumar was out for a duck when he was snapped in the slips by Joe Root.
James Anderson, Shoaib Bashir, and Rehan Ahmed bowled a total of 79.5 overs out of 111.5 overs. Tom Hartley picked one wicket when he dismissed Shreyas Iyer for 27 on the first day of the game.
Here’s how the fans reacted –
JAISWAL 209 OUT…..!!!!
End of an iconic innings when no other Indian batter has scored more than 35 runs – A knock to the Indian Test history. pic.twitter.com/wnzloo4v70
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) February 3, 2024
Unbelievable stuff from him
— Koja (@Koja_hun_ywr) February 3, 2024
Raising super star
— Guhan (@TheDogeVampire) February 3, 2024
The Backbone of this innings
— Dr Saeed Ullah Khan (@saeedjan01) February 3, 2024
— Ankur Singh (@ImAnkur45) February 3, 2024
End of brilliant innings by him, Wicket kept falling from other ends but this man stand tall and keep India to a good total 🔥🔥
— Kirkett (@bhaskar_sanu08) February 3, 2024
Should’ve scored 300
— Shimva (@BoronKohli) February 3, 2024