Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Dominance: A Spectacular Century Reshapes India’s Fortunes in the Test Series Against England

Yashasvi Jaiswal secured his third Test century in the third Test of the five-match series against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium, Rajkot.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal hits his third test century against England.

In a gripping third Test of the ongoing five-match series against England at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot, Yashasvi Jaiswal, India’s opening batter, showcased his prowess by securing his third Test century. The defining moment came in the 39th over when Jaiswal confidently dispatched a delivery from Mark Wood for a boundary, marking his ascent to the coveted three-figure mark.

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The narrative of Jaiswal’s innings unfolded against the backdrop of India bundling out England for 319 runs in their first innings. Initially adopting a measured approach, the 22-year-old cricketer formed a crucial 30-run partnership with Rohit Sharma before the latter succumbed to a LBW dismissal by Joe Root. Undeterred by the loss, Jaiswal then orchestrated a formidable 100-run plus stand with Shubman Gill, significantly tilting the balance of the game in India’s favor.

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Jaiswal’s aggressive intent was particularly evident when he took on the experienced pacer James Anderson, dispatching him for a six and two boundaries. This momentum continued as he faced Hartley, smashing a six to reach his fifty and repeating the feat on the next delivery, exerting more pressure on the English spinner.

The young opener maintained his attacking tempo against England spinners Rehan Ahmed, Hartley, and Joe Root, effectively maneuvering the ball around the park. Despite a slight slowdown when Mark Wood returned to the attack, Jaiswal kept the scoreboard ticking until he unleashed against Wood to achieve a well-deserved century on Day 3.

The significance of Jaiswal’s innings was not lost on former England captain Kevin Pietersen, who commended the Indian opener’s performance. Pietersen noted that he couldn’t identify any weaknesses in Jaiswal’s game in Indian conditions but highlighted the formidable challenge of proving oneself away from home to attain greatness in the cricketing world.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s century also marked a personal milestone as it propelled his series tally beyond 400 runs. His earlier contributions, including a brilliant half-century in the first Test in Hyderabad and a monumental double hundred in Vizag, further solidified his reputation, making him the third-youngest Indian to achieve such a feat in Test cricket.

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