Yashasvi Jaiswal, a talented 21-year-old cricketer from Bhadohi, achieved a significant milestone as he became the 306th Test cricketer for Team India, receiving his maiden Test cap from captain Rohit Sharma. On Day 2 of the India vs. West Indies 1st Test at Dominica’s Windsor Park, Jaiswal played an exceptional unbeaten innings of 143 runs off 350 balls, securing a century on his debut and breaking several batting records. Let’s take a closer look at the remarkable records he achieved:
1. 17th Indian Batter to Score a Century in Test Debut
Yashasvi Jaiswal became the 17th Indian batsman to achieve the feat of scoring a century in his Test debut. This accomplishment places him among an elite group of Indian cricketers.
2. First Indian Opening Pair to Take First Innings Lead
Jaiswal, along with skipper Rohit Sharma, forged a remarkable 229-run partnership for the opening wicket. This partnership made them the first Indian opening pair to take a first-innings lead in a Test match.
3. Highest First-Wicket Partnership for India Against West Indies
By surpassing a 21-year-old record, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma established a new record for the highest first-wicket partnership for India against West Indies in Test cricket.
4. Breaking Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan’s 44-Year-Old Record
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma’s partnership of 229 runs for the first wicket broke a 44-year-old record set by Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan. They surpassed the previous record of 213 runs for the first wicket in a Test match for India outside of Asia.
5. 17th Indian Batter to Score a Century Outside India in Test Debut
With his century on debut, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the 17th Indian batsman to score a hundred in their Test debut outside of India. This achievement highlights his ability to perform under challenging conditions.
6. Highest Runs on Test Debut at an Overseas Venue for India
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s unbeaten innings of 143 runs on Test debut at an overseas venue set a new record for scoring the highest number of runs by an Indian player in their debut Test match away from home. Sourav Ganguly’s previous record of 131 runs against England at Lord’s was surpassed by Jaiswal.
7. Third Indian Batter to Score a Century on Test Debut Against West Indies
Yashasvi Jaiswal joined the esteemed company of Rohit Sharma and Prithvi Shaw as the third Indian batsman to score a century on Test debut against the West Indies. This achievement further solidifies his promising start to his Test career.
8. Third Indian Opener to Score a Century on Test Debut
Following in the footsteps of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the third Indian opener to score a century on Test debut. This accomplishment underscores his potential as a formidable opening batsman for India.
9. Fourth Youngest Indian Batter to Score a Century on Test Debut
At the age of 21, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the fourth youngest Indian batsman to score a century on Test debut. His remarkable achievement at such a young age bodes well for his future in international cricket.
10. Faced Most Balls by an Indian Batter on Test Debut
In his debut innings, Yashasvi Jaiswal faced an impressive total of 350 balls, which is the highest number of balls faced by any Indian batsman in their Test debut. This statistic highlights his resilience and determination at the crease.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s extraordinary performance in his maiden Test innings has not only helped Team India gain control over the match but also propelled him into the record books. His exceptional talent and achievements at such a young age hold great promise for his future in Indian cricket.
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