India has scored 312 runs for 2 wickets in the first innings.
Rohit and Yashasvi added 229 runs for the first wicket
New Delhi. The Indian cricket team took a big lead on the hosts West Indies (IND vs WI) on the second day of the Dominica Test. Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal and captain Rohit Sharma With the help of Rohit Sharma’s centuries, India has strengthened its hold on this match. On the first day, the Indian bowlers covered the hosts cheaply, while on the second day, the Indian openers put the Windies under pressure by putting on a record-breaking partnership. Team India has a lead of 162 runs in the first innings so far. Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal created history by scoring a century in the debut Test match, while Rohit Sharma strengthened the team by hitting the 10th century of his Test career.
At the end of the second day’s play, India had scored 312 runs for 2 wickets in the first innings. Yashasvi Jaiswal He is unbeaten after scoring 143 runs in 350 balls with the help of 14 fours, while Virat Kohli is at the other end after scoring 36 runs. There is a 72-run partnership between the two for the third wicket. Earlier, Rohit and Yashasvi added a record 229 runs for the first wicket. This is India’s biggest partnership for the first wicket outside Asia. The pair surpassed the pair of Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar who had put on 213 runs for the first wicket against England at The Oval in August 1979.
Cornwall had to leave the field due to chest infection
West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite tried 9 bowlers but success came only to debutant all-rounders Alyque Athanaj (24/1) and Jomel Warrican (66/1). Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall looked impressive in the first season but had to return to the dressing room due to a chest infection. India started the day with 80 runs without losing a wicket. The Indian batsmen did not take any unnecessary risks in the morning session. The team did not lose any wicket during this period but scored only 66 runs. In the second session, however, the Indian batsmen performed better, scoring 99 runs in 29 overs.
Jaiswal completed his half-century with fours
In the morning session, off-spinner Cornwall and left-arm spinner Warrican did not give the Indian batsmen a chance to play freely but failed to take wickets. Due to the slow arrival of the ball from the pitch, India’s openers had no problem in defensive batting. Jaiswal, who started the day with 40 runs, completed his half-century in the morning session with his first four. He scored four runs with a pull shot on fast bowler Alzarri Joseph. The best shot of the morning session came from the bat of Rohit, who hit Joseph over mid-wicket for a six. After hitting a square cut four off Warrican, he also made his full toss see the boundary.
Team India completed 200 runs in the 69th over.
After lunch, the Indian batsmen increased the run rate and also took some risks during this period. Jaiswal gave India the lead in the 58th over with a single off Warrican. This is the first time that India has taken a lead in the first innings without losing any wicket. Jaiswal played freely in the second season. He hit two fours in Jason Holder’s over and also made the ball of Warrican and Joseph visible to the boundary. Rohit preferred to rotate the strike during this period. Jaiswal took India’s score to 200 in the 69th over with a single off Kemar Roach.
Jaiswal included in the list of players who scored a century in debut test
Jaiswal joined the list of Indian players to score a century on debut with a single off debutant Alyque Athanaj. Rohit also completed his 10th Test century in 220 balls with fours on Athanaje. However, he returned to the pavilion by catching wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva on the very next ball. Shubman Gill also played Warrican’s ball in the hands of Athanaje in the second slip after scoring just six runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 14, 2023, 05:50 IST