First Test: Ishant Sharma says it’s a great opportunity for Yashasvi to target a century
MUMBAI, July 13 (IANS) After India beat the West Indies for 150 thanks to a five-wicket haul by spinner R Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal got to work as he remained unbeaten on the first day, taking India to 80 without loss with skipper Rohit Sharma.
While Ashwin was at his best claiming 5-60 and helped India dominate the First Test against the West Indies on the opening day itself, Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma increased India’s chances of posting a huge total in their first innings and took a dominant position in the match.
Looking at the second day’s proceedings, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who made his debut as an expert on JioCinema, said: “Rohit Sharma (30 hits) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (40 hits) will look cautious in their approach in the first hour. They will say to themselves ‘it’s okay even if We didn’t score because we already have a strong base. “They will try to score the remaining 70 points by taking their time because there is still a lot of time in this match.”
Speaking of Yashasvi, who is playing his first Test, Ishant said, “Now he has a platform to build on. He should first try to reach his 50s and then gradually build his innings.” Ishant was quoted by JioCinema as saying in a statement on Thursday. him to target horn.
As seen on Wednesday, the wickets were beneficial to the spinners. “As the day progresses, the wickets will also deteriorate. So, from their position, India will consider a 300-run lead so that they don’t have to bat in the second innings,” said Ishant.
Ishant believes the West Indies can still respond if they are focused. “For the West Indies, the first session will be crucial. Even if they can’t take a wicket in the first hour, they must try to stay in the game by cutting back their run rate. India are 80 without loss now but the hosts will realize that if they give up 20 runs Or so in the first hour, they can also be in a good position to take wickets after that.” From there, they can count on the pitch to help their spinners,” said Ishant Sharma.