IND vs WI: Yashasvi Jaiswal’s impressive test debut ends with a stellar knock of 171

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s magnificent innings on his Test debut came to an end as he was caught behind by Joshua Da Silva off the bowling of Alzarri Joseph. Jaiswal had been displaying solid batting skills, but on the fourth delivery in that area, the ball angled away just outside off, caught a faint edge, and was snatched by the keeper. Jaiswal’s knock of 171 runs off 387 balls was truly remarkable, making a grand statement in Test cricket.

His performance also etched his name in the record books for facing the third-highest number of balls in a Test debut innings. The previous Indian record belonged to Mohammad Azharuddin, who faced 322 balls in his debut innings against England in Kolkata in 1984.

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Jaiswal’s 171 also ranks among the highest scores on Test debut for India. Shikhar Dhawan holds the top spot with 187 against Australia in Mohali in 2013, followed by Rohit Sharma’s 177 against the West Indies in Kolkata in the same year.