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Hardik Pandya & support staff faith: Key factors for success of Yashasvi Jaiswal

Hardik Pandya & support staff faith: Key factors for success of Yashasvi Jaiswal

Yashasvi Jaiswal, in only his second match since debut, showcased his IPL form by dominating West Indies' bowling. He partnered with Shubman Gill, reaching his maiden T20I half-century in a mere 33 balls.

In the fourth T20I, the opening partnership between Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill, amassing 165 runs (with Jaiswal scoring an unbeaten 84 off 51 balls and Gill contributing 77 runs off 47 balls), proved decisive. India comfortably achieved a total of 179-1 in just 17 overs in response to West Indies’ score of 178-8, which they posted after choosing to bat first. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s tour has been truly memorable, highlighted by his century on his Test debut and his first-ever T20I fifty. He attributes his success and aggressive approach to the trust instilled in him by senior players, particularly Hardik Pandya.

“It’s not easy, I am happy to go out there and express myself. I would like to thank the support staff and Hardik bhai, they’ve shown faith. That shows so much impact on my mind. I try to play how team needs and how I can express myself towards the plan. I try to score quickly, how many shots I can play in the powerplay and put my team in a nice shape,” Jaiswal said after the match.

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With the triumph in the fourth encounter, India managed to restore parity in the five-match series, evening the scoreline at 2-2 with a solitary game left to determine the victor. The standout feature of India’s successful chase of 179 was the exceptional partnership forged by Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal, who orchestrated a commanding opening stand of 165 runs.

On the flip side, in the earlier innings, West Indies posted a competitive total of 178 for 8 in their allotted 20 overs. This was largely attributable to the fiery half-century performance delivered by Shimron Hetmyer, who wielded his bat to amass 61 runs from 39 deliveries. Despite encountering some early setbacks, Hetmyer’s resilient innings kept West Indies in contention.

The Indian side saw Arshdeep Singh as a pivotal figure among their bowling ranks. Arshdeep scalped three crucial wickets, showcasing his prowess and influencing the flow of the game. As the series now approaches its climax, the intrigue and anticipation surrounding the final match intensify, promising a thrilling conclusion to this tightly contested cricketing spectacle.

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