India openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal helped the team create history in the game’s longest format in the ongoing first test against the West Indies at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica. They’ve hit amazingly well and put his side in the dominant position.
The duo sewed a partnership of 229 runs for the opening wicket and helped India take the lead in the early innings. This has been the first time that Indian Cricket Team has taken the lead in the first innings without losing a wicket.
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After India dismissed the West Indies for 150 runs, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal taunted the opposition bowling line-up and made them work hard. The duo looked solid at the crease and batted for over 75 overs, helping India pass 200 runs with ease.
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Both Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal hit centuries before the Indian skipper returned to the cabin for 103 runs. Their opening partnership of 229 runs for India in the West Indies in Tests is the highest of any Indian opening duo, having surpassed the 159 runs of Wasim Jaffer and Virender Sehwag in 2006. Also, it was the highest opening partnership for India against the West Indies in the Tests.
Highest opening partnerships for India vs West Indies
229 – Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, Roseau, 2023
201 – Virender Sehwag and Wasim Jaffer, Mumbai WS, 2022
159 – Virender Sehwag and Wasim Jaffer, Gros Islet, 2006
153 – Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan, Bombay WS, 1978
136 – Sunil Gavaskar and Anshuman Gaikwad, Kingston, 1976
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IND vs WI: Playing 11 from India and West Indies for the first Test
Here is Playing 11 from India:
Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (week), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammed Siraj
Here he is playing 11 for the West Indies:
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Raymon Reifer, Jermaine Blackwood, Alick Athanaze, Joshua Da Silva (week), Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican
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