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Top 5 Knocks Of Yashasvi Jaiswal In Test Cricket

image-ls568ibmYashasvi Jaiswal registers his second Test century (X.com)

India with a country of 1.5 billion people has cricketing talent in abundance, but only a few extraordinary players are able to don the national jersey. The young sensation, Yashasvi Jaiswal is one of those rare set of players, who went on to make an impact right from game one. His story of turning out to be the individual he is right now is full of hard work, patience, resilience and whatnot. Having made his Test debut against West Indies in the year 2023, Yashasvi showcased his hunger to play for the country, smashing a hundred on debut. 

As his career shapes up, he is turning out to be one of the most fearless batters of Indian cricket. He possesses the fearlessness of Virender Sehwag and the classy off-side game of Sourav Ganguly. With his skill set, he indeed is the future of Indian cricket. As Yashasvi smashes his second Test century in the ongoing game against England, we at OneCricket have brought your attention to his top performances in Test cricket. 

Let's have a look at the top 5 knocks of Yashasvi Jaiswal in Test cricket. 

209 vs England, Vishakhapatnam, 2024*

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Finally, it seems like the Indian team have found their Test opener in Yashasvi Jaiswal as Shubman decided to play at number three. In his very first Test innings, Yashasvi registered a daddy hundred but did not have a good time in South Africa. Having already scored 80-odd in the first Test against England, Yashasvi carried on with his form and smoked down 209 runs in the first innings of the second Test, registering his highest Test score.

With India opting to bat first, Yashasvi Jaiswal approached the innings smartly and saw off the newball spell of James Anderson patiently. He respected every good ball and punished each and every bad delivery, registering his second Test hundred with a six. Jaiswal did not stop there and converted this knock into a double century, becoming one of the youngest batters to score a double century in Test cricket.

171 vs West Indies, Roseau, 2023

image-ls564wn3171 vs West Indies (X.com)

What can make a batter's debut game special? Of course, some good runs with the bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal made his debut in the first Test of the India tour of West Indies 2023. He announced himself at the grandest stage with a marvellous century, making an amazing opening partnership with Rohit Sharma. 

The left-handed batter went on to smash 171 runs in his debut innings and helped India secure a mammoth lead of 271, eventually helping India win the game by an innings and 141 runs. With this score, he also entered the list of elite players with the highest scores in debut innings.

80 vs England, Hyderabad, 2024


80 vs England (X.com)

The ongoing Test series against England is crucial for both teams considering the World Test Championship points table. India were trailing behind by 246 runs when India first came to bat. Yashasvi Jaiswal was positive and fearless with his approach and gave a wonderful start to the Indian innings. 

The Southpaw went on to smash 80 runs off just 74 deliveries, with the help of 10 boundaries and three sixes. While playing this fearless knock, Yashasvi made Tom Hartley's debut horrible, having smashed two sixes in his very first over. This 80-run knock is placed as his third-highest score in Tests so far and he is also among the Indian batters with the most runs in the last 10 innings.

57 vs West Indies, Port of Spain, 2023

image-ls5664kh57 vs West Indies (X.com)

In the second Test of his debut series, Yashasvi Jaiswal took the fearless path again as India posted 438 runs in the first innings. With an attacking brand of cricket, Yashasvi registered his second 50+ score in that series. He went on to smash 57 runs off 74 deliveries with the help of nine boundaries and one maximum. 

This 57-run knock comes as his fourth best in his Test career so far. He made an opening partnership of 139 runs with Rohit Sharma, who also scored 80 odd runs. With this kind of start India placed themselves in a good position to win the Test match and claim the series. 

38 vs West Indies, Port of Spain, 2023

image-ls566tpk38 vs West Indies (X.com)

In the same match, the Windies went on to score 255 runs covering most of the trail, which forced India to bat again. India were eying 180-200 more runs and bowling Windies out to claim a win and with the intent of going hard, Yashasvi Jaiswal played the role of an aggressor, once again. 

Facing just 30 deliveries, Jaiswal went on to score 38 runs with the help of four boundaries and one maximum, which helped India get off to a quick start. India with 181 runs on the board, posted a target of 365 runs, but could not win the game as the rain kept interrupting during the initial days of the game.