Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes first since Suresh Raina; achieves historic milestone on Test debut

The Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer entered the record books after giving a sheer testament of his batting prowess. 
 
Yashasvi Jaiswal - Suresh Raina

India's latest batting sensation Yashasvi Jaiswal gave a testament of his prowess by scripting history in his first-ever Test match for India in the ongoing red-ball fixture against West Indies. After making his debut, the Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer achieved a milestone by becoming the first Indian player since Suresh Raina to register a ton on Test debut in an away match. 

Jaiswal had played only 15 first-class games in his career before this Test, but averages over 80 in those with nine hundreds, including a stunning 265 in the second innings of the Duleep Trophy Final last year.

Jaiswal also entered the record books for becoming the third Indian opener to score a ton on debut and 17th player overall for India to achieve the feat. The last one to do so was Shreyas Iyer in 2021 against New Zealand in Kanpur. 

Jaiswal, who started the day on 40 not out, displayed a cautious yet assertive approach throughout his innings. The 21-year-old showcased an acceleration in his scoring rate after the lunch break on day two, ultimately reaching a commendable century. It is worth noting that Rohit Sharma, his partner at the opposite end, also achieved a Test hundred on his debut against West Indies back in 2013.

Rohit - Yashasvi register record opening stand

Jaiswal's hundred on Test debut was accomplished in the 70th over, as the opening partnership with Rohit surpassed the 200-run mark. Before the tea break, Rohit joined Jaiswal in reaching a milestone of his own, securing his tenth Test century and surpassing 3500 Test runs during the innings.

However, on the very next delivery, the captain fell victim to debutant Alick Athanaze, gloving a catch down the leg side to Joshua Da Silva.

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The partnership of 229 runs between Rohit and Jaiswal as openers is now the second-highest for India in Tests played in West Indies. The current record of 237 runs for the highest partnership is held by Vijay Manjrekar and Pankaj Roy, who achieved it for the second wicket at Sabina Park in 1953.

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