Indian cricketer Yashasvi Jaiswal missed out on scoring huge but surpassed Shikhar Dhawan on the roster of Indian players with the highest runs scored in their first two Test innings. On the first day of the second Test against the West Indies, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma partnered for yet another hundred-opening partnership. However, Jaiswal left on 57 and lost out on a significant score.
On Thursday (July 21), India faced the West Indies in the second and last match of the test tournament. The visitors finished the first day on 288/4. India decided to bat first, with half-centuries from starters Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli remains undefeated on 87 and nearing his 76th international (and 29th Test) hundred. Surprisingly, both Rohit and Jaiswal squandered an outstanding chance to add another three-figure score to their resumes.
Both batsmen were dismissed in the second session. With Jaiswal being dismissed by Jason Holder and Jomel Warrican dismissing India’s captain on 80. Meanwhile, Jaiswal may have only scored 57 runs, but he did enough to join an elite group of Indian cricketers.
There are a handful of Indian players who began their Test career on a strong note, and Jaiswal is currently one of them, becoming the third greatest run-scorer among Indians in both of his initial Test matches.
Yashasvi Jaiswal achieved 171 runs in the previous Test and 57 runs in his opening innings in the second Test encounter. With a total of 228 runs scored in his initial two Test innings, Jaiswal has surpassed Shikhar Dhawan and hit the list of Indian cricketers with the highest runs scored in their first two Test innings.
Dhawan had scored 210 runs in his initial two innings, including a career-best 187 against Australia on his first appearance.
Rohit Sharma tops this list, claiming 288 runs in his initial two Tests against the West Indies. Sourav Ganguly is in second place with 267 runs in his first two Test innings. Prithvi Shaw, who is now on the bench, also appears on this list, having scored 204 runs in this category.
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