IND vs ENG: Jaiswal Becomes the Third-Youngest Indian to Reach 200

Yashasvi Jaiswal Double Century

He is only behind Vinod Kambli and Sunil Gavaskar on the list of youngest double centurions for India.

Vishal Singh Feb. 3, 2024

On the second day of the Test match in Vizag, India's opener Yashasvi Jaiswal finished with a beautiful double century. At the age of 22 years and 37 days, Jasiwal accomplished his remarkable achievement in 277 balls, leading India to a total of over 396 in the first innings.

The most impressive batsman for India during their opening innings was Jaiswal. After Jaiswal, Shubman Gill had the second-highest score by an Indian batsman with just 34. Gill appeared good but was unable to turn his performance into a significant one. Jaiswal reached his double century with 18 fours and 7 sixes. Before this, Jaiswal's best score against the West Indies was 171.

In addition, Jaiswal is the fourth left-handed batter to score two centuries in a Test match. Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, and Vinod Kambli were the last three to accomplish the feat.

IND vs ENG, 2nd Test: Day 1 Report

In Test cricket, Jaiswal became the third-youngest Indian player to reach a double century. Vinod Kambli, a former batter, is still the youngest Indian to score a double century. He accomplished this feat in 1993 at Wankhede against England at the age of 21 years and 32 days. Sunil Gavaskar, who was 21 years and 277 days old when he accomplished the milestone, was the second-youngest batter from India to do so.

At the age of 19 years and 140 days, Javed Miandad became the youngest double-century in Test cricket history.

IND vs ENG, 2nd Test: Scorecard

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In his batting innings, the young Indian hit a six and a boundary to accomplish the feat against England's debutant spinner, Shoaib Bashir and both strokes were off the sweeps. While adopting a forceful approach against spinner Bashir, Jaiswal reserved his shots when facing James Anderson's spells that day. India surpassed the 390-run mark thanks to Jaiswal's effort, which could prove crucial later in the Test match.

On the opening day of the Test match, too, Jaiswal was outstanding. Throughout Day 1, the batsman batted with discipline and looked good against both pace and spin.