Roseau (Dominica); News Agency: Yashasvi Jaiswal played well in the first Test match between India and West Indies. He scored a century on his Test debut for India. He has become the seventeenth Indian batsman to score a century on debut. Along with him, Rohit Sharma also showed that he has returned to form by scoring a century. On the strength of these two centuries, India has gained a strong position and when the game was stopped for tea, India was 245 for 2. India had a lead of 95 runs this time. Yashasvi Jaiswal was playing on 116 runs and Virat Kohli on 4 runs. Rohit Sharma was dismissed after scoring 103 runs. He scored his 10th Test century. Shubman Gill disappointed. He was dismissed for 6 runs. (IND vs WI)
India completely dominated the match on the first day itself. Ravichandran Ashwin-led bowlers led India to bowl out West Indies for 150 runs in the first innings of the two-match Test series.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first, but the decision did not go their way and the team was narrowly bowled out. After that, India scored 80 runs not out at the end of the day. After that, the partnership blossomed on the next day, Thursday morning. India were 146 not out when play was stopped at Uphala. Rohit 68 and Yashasvi Jaiswal were playing on 62 runs. West Indies debutant Alic Athanage was able to survive against the Indian bowlers. However, he missed his half century. He became Ashwin’s fourth wicket of the innings with 47 runs. Ashwin dismissed Tejnarine Chanderpaul (12) and skipper Craig Braithwaite (20) in the opening session of the day, while Shardul Thakur (one wicket for 15), playing as the third fast bowler, had Ramon Reffer caught by wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan. Jadeja dismissed Jermaine Blackwood (14) before the lunch break. (IND vs WI)
In the fourth over of the second session, Jadeja cut an arm ball to Joshua DaSilva (2) and the ball took the outside edge of the bat and went into Kishan’s gloves. After this, Athanage was well supported by the experienced Jason Holder. After his partner stood strong at one end, Athanage grew in confidence and hit brilliant fours against Jadeja and Ashwin. The left-handed batsman also hit a six against Ashwin. Siraj broke the partnership of 41 runs in 108 balls for the sixth wicket between the two. Holder is caught by Shardul near the square leg boundary trying to hit Siraj’s bouncer for a six. Ashwin dismissed Alzari Joseph (four) to take his tally to 700 wickets in internationals and then ended Athanage’s fine innings. In the last session of the day, Jadeja dismissed Kemar Roach (one) and Ashwin dismissed Jomel Warrican (one) to seal the West Indies’ innings. Rahkeem Cornwall remains unbeaten on 19 runs. (IND vs WI)
Indian debutant century against West Indies
177 – Rohit Sharma, Kolkata (2013)
134 – Prithvi Shaw, Rajkot (2018)
100 – Success Jaiswal Roseau (2023)
A young batsman who scored a century on debut for India
18 Years 329 Days : Prithvi Shaw (2018)
20 Years 126 Days : Abbas Ali Baig (1959)
20 Years 276 Days : Gundappa Vishwanath (1969)
21 Years 196 Days : Yashasvi Jaiswal (2023)
21 years 327 days : Md. Azharuddin (1984)
Seventeenth Indian to score a century on debut
Lala Amarnath scored the first Test century on debut for India in 1955. Yashasvi has since become the 17th player to score a century on debut.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal and skipper Rohit Sharma switched gears after the lunch break on the second day and attacked the West Indies bowlers. Yashasvi and Rohit put on a 150+ run partnership in reply to Windies’ 150 in the first innings. India today set a record in Test cricket for the first time an opener took the lead in an opposition team’s first innings score without conceding a wicket. The duo recorded India’s best opening partnership in the West Indies. Yashasvi made a feat by scoring a century today.
- The duo of Yashasvi and Rohit took good notice of the Windies bowlers. The half-centuries of both of them broke many records. It was the first time in 17 years that Indian openers shared a century partnership in the West Indies. After the lunch break, the two picked up the pace and completed a half-century partnership. For the first time since October 2019, India’s openers put up a 150+ partnership. Yashasvi-Rohit’s 160th run was a huge record. This was India’s best opening partnership in West Indies after 17 years.
- Yashasvi broke the record of 49 years ago today. Yashasvi holds the record for the best innings on debut by an Indian opener at a foreign or neutral venue. He broke Sudhir Naik’s record of 77 (vs England, 1974). This record broke the record of Mayank Agarwal (76 vs. Australia, 2018), Sunil Gavaskar (67* vs. West Indies, 1971). (IND vs WI)
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