Jul 14, 2023, 11:47 IST

Indian Cricket: Watch! Twitter reacts as Kemar Roach despairs over huge life given to Yashasvi Jaiswal


India ended day two in a strong position with the score reading 312/2. The overall lead was 162 with 3 full days of cricket left. The huge lead will come in handy as the pitch is offering turn and bounce. The day belonged to Indian opener Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal who scored tons. The two were aided by some really dubious decision making by the home team as far as the DRS was concerned.

The story so far –

India ended day 1 at 80/0 after bowling out the West Indies batters for 150. Rohit Sharma and Jaiswal had played out 23 overs on the 1st day and were trailing the home team by 70 runs. Brathwaite would have wanted his men to get some early wickets to put the pressure back on the visitors.

Lack of DRS costs West Indies a wicket –

The incident in question happened in the 103rd over of the Indian innings. Kemar Roach was bowling round the wicket to Jaiswal who was batting on 133. Roach, bowled a peach that Jaiswal missed. The entire West Indian team went up for an appeal, only for the umpire to turn down.

Roach by then was on his haunches because it looked out and once it was confirmed on the big screen there was more despair for the 34 year old. The home team had blown away all their DRS calls, including twice on Kohli in a space of four balls. The entire West Indian team was in shock as Jaiswal lived to fight on.

Yashasvi test match debut for Jaiswal –

It was a proud moment for 21 year old Yashasvi Jaiswal, when he was given the cap on Wednesday. The left hander ended the 1st day on 40 not out. Jaiswal began the 2nd day with caution and wasn’t going for any expansive strokes. The left hander reached his half century off 104 balls with 7 fours. Post lunch the Indian batters were a bit more adventurous. Jaiswal then reached his landmark in 215 balls with the help of 11 fours as the 21 year old came up with an emotional celebration.

Rohit Sharma strikes his 10th test ton –

Indian captain, Rohit Sharma, scored his tenth century on Wednesday. The 36 year old was a picture of calm and patience as he played out the 1st session. Despite the bait of the short ball, Sharma resisted unwanted pulls and hooks as he got to his 10th test ton with a boundary.

Sharma and Gill fall in quick succession before Kohli ensures safety –

Alick Athanaze got his first test wicket when he had Rohit Sharma caught behind off Joshua Da Silva. Sharma was out for 103 off 221 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes. Shubman Gill batting at number 3 was snapped up in the slips for 6. Gill was caught by Athanaze off Warrican in his maiden innings at one down.

The two wickets bought Kohli to the crease who was not out on 36 off 96 balls. Kohli, went past Sehwag in the all time test run scorers list for India. Jaiswal and Kohli had added 72 runs in over 34 overs of batting. Jaiswal is batting on 143 off 350 balls with 14 fours.