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Yashasvi Jaiswal Scores First Double-Century in Test Career in IND vs. ENG, Second Test

<p>Young Indian batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal made his first double-century with ease on the second day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam, continuing to pile up the runs against England. It seems like there is no stopping him.</p>
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<p>With a brilliant sweep stroke against Shoaib Bashir, who was making his debut, Jaiswal reached his first double century in 277 balls.</p>
<p>He has hit seven sixes and eight fours in his 201-run innings thus far, using both the aerial and grounded methods interchangeably.</p>
<p>At only 22 years and 37 days old, Jaiswal’s double century makes him the fourth-youngest Indian hitter to achieve the feat in Test cricket. He is also the sixth left-handed Indian batsman to register a century in a Test match.</p>
<p>With the exception of James Anderson, who has been playing really well lately, the 22-year-old has tormented English bowlers mercilessly.</p>
<p>Although Jaiswal did not score a century in the first innings of the Hyderabad Test, he nonetheless shown incredible poise in Vizag to reach the three-figure mark and has continued to build on that success today.</p>
<p>In July of last year, Jaiswal made his Test debut against the West Indies and got his first century. At Windsor Park in Dominica, against the Caribbean bowling assault, Jaiswal had then produced an incredible first-inning century of 171 runs. With this, Jaiswal became the third opener from India to score a century in his Test debut, after Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.</p>
<p>Yesterday, Jaiswal was India’s standout batsman as he helped the hosts gain an edge by putting together a strong 90-run partnership for the third wicket. The 22-year-old scored his century with a six over the long-on area while playing brash cricket.</p>
<p>Jaiswal played the waiting game, took care of the England bowlers when necessary, and stayed composed at the crease despite a barrage of wickets falling throughout the day.</p>
<p>Together with R Ashwin, Jaiswal finished the first day’s play on 336/6, and India is now aiming to create a high score for the English batting attack to chase.</p>

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