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Jaiswal hoists the best score for an Indian away from home on debut

Last updated on 14 Jul 2023 | 12:09 AM
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Jaiswal hoists the best score for an Indian away from home on debut

Here are some records set by Jaiswal and Rohit on Day 2 of the first Test between India and West Indies

The entire day was about Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma. Both openers were unfazed, and registered centuries. Though Rohit got out immediately after reaching the milestone, Jaiswal is going steady and strong at the other end. 

Both batters set some records in their innings, and here are a few of those. 

Jaiswal continues to enter the record books

It just keeps getting better and better for Jaiswal. He became the 17th Indian to register a century on Test debut. En route to his unbeaten 143, Jaiswal notched up plenty of records:

- Barring Ranji Trophy, he has scored a century on debut in every first-class tournament. In Duleep Trophy and Irani Cup, Jaiswal had a double century on debut. 

- After registering a century, Jaiswal became the only Indian opener to achieve the feat in away/neutral conditions. Before him, Sudhir Naik held the record for his 77 against England in 1974. 

- At 21 years and 196 days, Jaiswal is the third-youngest opener to hit a ton on debut in away/neutral conditions. Adrian Barath (19 years and 226 days) in 2009 against Australia and Sir Alastair Cook (21 years and 66 days) in 2006 against India were younger. 

- He is also the third-youngest Indian opener to hit a century in away/neutral conditions (overall). Madhav Apte in 1953 (20 years and 137 days) against West Indies and Ravi Shastri in 1983 (20 years and 248 days) against Pakistan were younger. 

- When Jaiswal reached 132, he had the most runs for an Indian on debut away from home. Sourav Ganguly held that record in 1996 against England at the Lord's, when he scored 131. 

- Jaiswal has currently faced 350 balls, the most in an innings for an Indian on debut (where ball data is available). Mohammad Azharuddin, against England in 1984, had faced 322 balls. 

- Post 2000, no opener has faced as many balls as Jaiswal on Test debut. In his double-century against England in 2021, Devon Conway faced 347 balls.

India's best opening partnership

Rohit and Jaiswal hoisted a 229-run partnership for the opening wicket. In Tests outside Asia, this is their highest opening stand. 

In this century, only twice has India's opening partnership forged a 150+run stand, outside Asia.  

Between the two openers, Rohit and Jaiswal, there was an age gap of 14 years and 242 days. In a century-opening stand for India, this is the biggest age difference between two players (where age data is available).

Centuries for both openers

Along with Jaiswal, Rohit also went on to score a century. In Tests, the last time both Indian openers registered centuries was in 2019 against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. Mayank Agarwal scored a double, and Rohit went on to score 176. 

In an away Test, the last instance was against Bangladesh in 2015. Shikhar Dhawan (173) and Murali Vijay (150) were the openers in that game. 

If we dig deeper, this was only the third innings outside Asia. Against Australia in 1986 (S Gavaskar (172)-K Srikkanth (116)) & against England in 1936 (V Merchant (114)-Mushtaq Ali (112)) are the other two. 

Few more stats

For the first time in Tests, India took the lead in the first innings with all ten wickets in hand.

Virat Kohli scored his first boundary in the 81st ball of his innings. In Tests, this was the first instance where Kohli batted 80+ balls to hit his first. Previously, against England in 2012 in Nagpur, he had hit a boundary on the 75th ball he faced. 

With 8515 runs, Kohli went past Virender Sehwag (8503) to become India's fifth leading run-scorer. 

In a home Test, the last time West Indies used nine bowlers in an innings was in 1974 against England in Bridgetown.  

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