Debutant Shoaib Bashir Strikes Early, Trapping Rohit Sharma; Yashasvi Jaiswal Shines with 51*

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s unbeaten 51 propels India to 103/2 at lunch on Day 1 against England in the second Test.

On Day 1 of the second Test at Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s unbeaten half-century guided India to a steady 103/2 at lunch, facing a challenging English bowling attack. Debutant Shoaib Bashir made an early impact, trapping Indian skipper Rohit Sharma for 14, claiming his maiden Test wicket.

Jaiswal showcased resilience and attacking intent, reaching an impressive 51* off 92 deliveries, featuring 6 fours and a maximum. The young batsman took on Joe Root’s off-spin from the opening ball, putting the English spinners under pressure.

Shoaib Bashir’s dream moment came when he outfoxed Rohit Sharma with a skillful off-break, providing England the breakthrough they sought. James Anderson, the veteran pacer, added to India’s challenges by dismissing Shubman Gill for 34 just before the lunch interval, swinging the momentum in England’s favor.

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England’s trio of spinners, led by Ben Stokes orchestrating a strategic rotation, applied pressure on the Indian batting lineup. The combination of Root, Tom Hartley, and debutant Shoaib Bashir restricted India’s scoring opportunities.

As the teams head into the subsequent sessions, the battle between the Indian batsmen and the English bowlers promises an intriguing contest, with Yashasvi Jaiswal leading India’s fightback.

-IANS