- Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes the 17th Indian cricketer to score a century on his Test debut.
- Jaiswal, 21 also becomes the fourth-youngest Indian Test centurion.
- Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal set a new opening partnership record in Tests against the West Indies and outside of Asia with 229 runs.
On Day 1 of the opening Test at Windsor Park in Dominica on Wednesday, Team India absolutely outplayed the West In
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s impressive century on his Test debut against a West Indies bowling attack wasn’t a surprise to the fans or the experts.
Yashasvi Jaiswal entered his debut Test match in Dominica with an outstanding first-class average of 80.21. He showcased a remarkable mix of caution and aggression, carefully selecting his shots, bowlers, and opportunities. In a marathon innings that has lasted 350 balls, he has scored an unbeaten 143 runs and continues to bat with determination.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s remarkable Test debut century broke numerous records, showcasing his exceptional batting skills.
Yashasvi Jaiswal set the following five significant records in his Test debut:
Yashasvi Jaiswal creates history as 17th Indian Cricketer to Hit a Century in Test Debut:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, only the third Indian opener to do it after Shikhar Dhawan (2013 vs. Australia) and Prithvi Shaw (2018 vs. WI), became the 17th Indian to score a century on his Test debut. Rohit Sharma, who opened with Jaiswal in this match, had also scored a century on his Test debut against WI in 2013, but Rohit didn’t bat first.
Rohit, Shaw, and Shreyas Iyer were the three batsmen from Mumbai to score a Test-debut hundred prior to Jaiswal, making it four in a row for India.
4th Youngest Test Debut Centurions for India:
Jaiswal, who is 21 years and 196 days old, is the fourth-youngest Indian centurion to make his Test debut. With his century in his Test debut at the age of 18 years and 239 days, Prithvi Shaw currently holds the record. The next two names on this list are Abbas Ali Baig (20y 126d) and Gundappa Viswanath (20y 276d), respectively.
Jaiswal ends India’s 22-year wait for a Debut century outside of Asia:
Being the first Asian batsman to score a century in a Test match outside of Asia is extremely prestigious and a testimonial to the batter’s talent. Scoring a century in a Test match away from home is also a significant accomplishment.
Yashasvi Jaiswal put an end to India’s 22-year wait for a debutant to get a century in their first Test outside of Asia. Only five of the 16 Indians before Jaiswal who scored a hundred on their Test debut done it outside of Asia, with Virender Sehwag scoring the last one at Bloemfontein back in November 2001. Jaiswal is currently following in Sehwag’s footsteps.
Most balls an Indian faced in Debut Test innings:
Jaiswal faced 350 balls by stumps on the second day, which is a record for an Indian in a Test debut innings. The previous record was 322 set by Mohammad Azharuddin in 1984 at Eden Gardens during his 110 against England.
Opening Partnership Records shattered by Sharma and Jaiswal:
Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal put on a record-breaking opening stand of 229 runs in response to the West Indies’ first innings score of 150, making it the highest opening partnership for India against the West Indies and the highest opening partnership for Test matches played outside of Asia. The previous record was 213, set in 1979 at The Oval by Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar.