Yashasvi Jaiswal became the third youngest Indian after Gavaskar and Kambli to achieve a Test double century, as he smashed an impressive 277-ball double ton in Vizag.

India’s Yashasvi Jaiswal, aged 22, made headlines with a sensational double century on Day 2 of the Vizag Test against England. Scoring a thundering 200 runs off 277 balls, Jaiswal showcased his batting prowess, guiding India to a formidable total of 350+. Standing out as the star performer in India’s first innings, Jaiswal’s innings featured an impressive 18 fours and 7 sixes.

Notably, he became the fourth left-handed Indian batter to achieve a Test double century, joining the ranks of Kambli, Ganguly, and Gambhir.

The 22-year-old displayed remarkable confidence on Day 1, concluding the innings unbeaten at 179 runs off 257 balls. Leading India’s charge, he steered them to a commanding position at 336 for six, with no other batter managing a half-century. Jaiswal emphasized the importance of trusting his processes and maintaining discipline, acknowledging the guidance from Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid, who encouraged him to stay calm and convert his century into a substantial innings.

Jaiswal also became the third youngest Indian to secure a Test double century. Achieving this milestone with a six and a boundary against England’s debutant spinner Shoaib Bashir, both shots were executed through sweeps in the 102nd over. Opting for an aggressive approach against Bashir, Jaiswal demonstrated restraint when facing the experienced James Anderson during the match.

Last Updated on February 3, 2024

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