‘On another day it should have been 370-4’ – Fans react as India end 1st day of 2nd Test at 336-6 against England

 ‘On another day it should have been 370-4’ – Fans react as India end 1st day of 2nd Test at 336-6 against England

Yashasvi Jaiswal scores 179 runs off 257 balls.

Day 1 of the second Test match between India and England in Visakhapatnam ended as India scored 336 runs at the loss of six wickets. Yet again, the 22-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal played an amazing knock of 179 runs off 257 balls in the first day helping India put up a good score on the board. After winning the toss, captain Rohit Sharma chose to bat first. India started its innings pretty slow, scoring only 40 runs when Rohit gave his wicket to the debutant Shoaib Bashir.

It was a dream debut for Bashir as he got one of the most dangerous batters, Rohit Sharma’s wicket on the first day itself. Shubman Gill’s quickfire score of 34 runs came in just 46 balls. However, before he could score more runs, he became James Anderson’s first wicket of the 2024 season. After Gill left just before lunch, Iyer joined Jaiswal and put up a 90-run partnership before he departed.

Then came India’s debutant, Rajat Patidar. Even though his inning was short, he did play some beautiful shots and scored 32 runs off 72 balls. It was a day of spinners as Shoaib Bashir and Rehan Ahmed took two wickets each while Tom Hartley got one wicket. Together the spinners have taken five wickets. Although it was a good first-day pitch, the conditions will change as the game proceeds.

‘I would love to double this up’ – Yashasvi Jaiswal hopes to convert his 179 runs into double century

After scoring an astounding knock of 179 runs, Yashasvi Jaiswal plans on getting a double century on day 2. Post the match, he talked about his thought process while he was batting. It was pretty good for Jaiswal as he was unbeaten and played fearless cricket. However, the team couldn’t support him from the other end as India kept on losing wickets at regular intervals.

Jaiswal said, “I wanted to play it session by session. When they were bowling well, I just wanted to get through that spell. Initially, the wicket was damp and there was spin and bounce, with a bit of seam. However, I wanted to convert the loose balls and play till the end. I would love to double this up, and play till the end for the team. I want to recover well for tomorrow now. The pitch played a bit differently, in the morning it was a bit damp and then it settled. With the older ball, there was some bounce.”

Look at some of the tweets made by the fans:




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