IND vs ENG: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 179 Puts Him in Same Lists as Virender Sehwag and Sunil Gavaskar

Last Updated: February 02, 2024, 19:22 IST

Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his century (AP)

Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his century (AP)

Yashasvi Jaiswal produced a gladiatorial 179 not out to steer India to a commanding 336 for six on day one of the second test against England.

Yashasvi Jaiswal toiled hard for 93 overs to score his highest Test score of 179 off 257 deliveries on the first day of the second test of the five-match series at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Friday.

This is Jaiswal’s second Test hundred and his second big hundred too: his previous best was a lovely, unhurried 171 on debut in Dominica against West Indies.

In fact, Jaiswal batted through the day as he helped India reach 336/6 at stumps. When play was called off for the day, Jaiswal was batting on 179 with Ravichandran Ashwin keeping him company on 5.

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The young batter managed to register his name among some greats of the Indian batting.

Most runs by an Indian batter on the first day of a Test

Runs Player Opposition Venue Year
228 Virender Sehwag Pakistan Multan 2004
195 Virender Sehwag Australia Melbourne 2003
192 Wasim Jaffer Pakistan Kolkata 2007
190 Shikhar Dhawan Sri Lanka Galle 2017
180 Virender Sehwag West Indies Gros Islet 2006
179 Yashasvi Jaiswal England Vizag 2024

Jaiswal’s 179 is the joint-second highest score by an Indian batter in a single day’s play against England in a Test match after Karun Nair’s 232 in a day’s play in Chennai in 2016. Gavaskar had also scored 179 in a day’s play against England in London in 1979.

Most runs in a day’s play for India vs England

Runs Player Venue Year
232 Karun Nair Chennai 2016
179 Sunil Gavaskar The Oval 1979
179 Yashasvi Jaiswal Vizag 2024
175 Mohammad Azharuddin Manchester 1990

“I wanted to play it session by session. When they were bowling well, I just wanted to get through that spell. Initially, the wicket was damp and there was spin and bounce, with a bit of seam. However, I wanted to convert the loose balls, and play till the end,” said Jaiswal told JioCinema.

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Jaiswal credited head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma for helping him gain confidence.

“Rahul sir and Rohit bhai kept giving me the confidence and told me to convert this into a big innings and stay till the end. I would love to double this up and play till the end for the team. I want to recover well for tomorrow now. The pitch played a bit differently, in the morning it was a bit damp and then it settled. With the older ball, there was some bounce,” he added.

India trail England 0-1 in the five-match series after losing the first match in Hyderabad.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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