Irani Cup 2023: Yashasvi Jaiswal smokes twin centuries, key stats
Extending his sensational run in red-ball cricket, Yashasvi Jaiswal has smashed twin centuries in the ongoing Irani Cup clash against Madhya Pradesh. The southpaw backed his 259-ball 213 from the first innings with another fiery ton. He ended up scoring a 157-ball 144 in his second outing (16 fours, three sixes). Here we look at his stats in First-Class cricket.
A look at his remarkable numbers
Jaiswal has made a jaw-dropping start to his FC career. He has raced to 1,845 runs in the format, with his average being over 80. Such has been his conversion rate that he owns nine tons and only a couple of fifties in the format. His highest score in the whites read 265. Many are backing him to get an Indian call-up soon.
Another fine knock from Jaiswal
Jaiswal's hundred in the second innings was all about character as wickets kept falling around him. The southpaw arrived at number three after skipper Mayank Agarwal perished for a duck. Despite not getting much support from the other end, Jaiswal continued to bat aggressively as Rest of India crossed the 200-run mark. He added 61 runs with Atit Sheth (30) for the sixth wicket.
Milestones galore for Jaiswal
As per Sportstar, Jaiswal became the very first batter to slam a double-ton and a hundred in the same Irani Cup match. He also became just the second batter after Shikhar Dhawan to accumulate 300 or more runs in an Irani Cup match. Overall, Jaiswal is the 11th Indian to smoke a First-Class double-century and a hundred in the same contest.
10th batter to slam double-ton in Irani Trophy
Earlier in the contest, Jaiswal became only the 10th batter to slam a double-ton in Irani Cup. Overall, he recorded the sixth-highest individual score in the competition. Wasim Jaffer (286), Murali Vijay (266), Pravin Amre (246), Surinder Amarnath (235*), and Ravi Shastri (217) are the ones ahead of him in this regard. Notably, it was Jaiswal's third double-ton in FC cricket.
Highest partnership in Irani Cup
Rest of India's first innings in the game saw Jaiswal and Abhimanyu Easwaran (154) adding 371 runs for the second wicket. This is the highest partnership for any wicket in the history of the Irani Cup. The duo went past Shastri (217) and Amre (246), who added 327 runs for the fourth wicket against Bengal in 1990.
How has the game proceeded?
ROI won the toss and opted to bat at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior. Jaiswal and Easwaran's centuries powered the side to 484. Pacer Avesh Khan claimed four wickets. In reply, Madhya Pradesh were folded for 294 with Yash Dubey scoring 109. Off-spinner Pulkit Narang scalped a four-fer. ROI posted 246 in their second innings, setting a mammoth target of 437 runs.