India got off to a flying start against West Indies, with both their openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma smashing centuries on the second day of the ongoing Test at Windsor Park, Dominica.
The Indian captain reached the three-run mark in 221 balls while Jaiswal got to his maiden Test century in 215 balls. While Sharma hit 10 fours and 2 sixes to get to the milestone, Jaiswal’s ton was braced with 11 boundaries.
Notably, the duo also broke the long-standing record for the highest opening partnership for India against West Indies, outshining Wasim Jaffer and Virender Sehwag, who previously held the record with a partnership of 159 runs against the Windies at St Lucia in 2006.
The new highest opening partnership against the West Indies is now 229 runs, with Sharma having a contribution of 103 runs. Also with this, Jaiswal became the 17th Indian to score a century on Test debut and just the third l opener to do so.
Also, he is the first Indian opener to score a century in his debut Test match away from home. Notably, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw had previously notched up their debut Test centuries against Australia in Mohali and West Indies in Rajkot, respectively.
Jaiswal celebrated his maiden Test century in grand fashion. Just after completing the run, he jubilantly removed his helmet and leaped into the air with excitement. The entire Indian dressing room wore a collective smile as they stood up, giving a standing ovation to the 21-year-old for his remarkable achievement.
Watch Video: Yashasvi Jaiswal Hits Maiden Test Century
As far as the match is concerned, India registered 245 runs for the loss of two wickets in 81 overs at the time of tea break on day 2. Rohit Sharma was dismissed for 103 runs, while Shubman Gill fell for a modest six runs. Currently, Yashasvi Jaiswal stands unbeaten for 116 runs, accompanied by Virat Kohli, who has contributed four runs.