New Delhi. Before the Hyderabad Test, England had made the claim of ‘baseball’, but it was actually changed by India. In reply to England’s 246 runs in the first innings, India completed 50 runs in just 39 balls. The opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma gave a fast start to India and scored 80 runs in just 12 overs. That means more than 6 runs per over.
Yashasvi Jaiswal had expressed his intentions by hitting a four on the very first ball. After this, he batted in the fourth gear only and hit fours and sixes in the baseball style of England.
Yashasvi hit fifty in 47 balls
Yashasvi along with Rohit added 80 runs for the first wicket. Out of this, 52 runs came from Yashasvi’s bat alone. He completed his fifty in just 47 balls. Yashasvi hit 7 fours and 2 sixes during this period. That means he scored 40 runs in just 9 balls with fours and sixes. Due to Yashasvi’s stormy batting, India had completed its fifty runs in just 39 balls. This is the second half-century of Yashasvi’s Test career.
India completed the fourth fastest fifty in test cricket
This is India’s fourth fastest fifty in Test cricket. India has also scored the fastest 50 runs in Test cricket against England. In the 2008 Chennai Test, India had completed fifty runs in just 5.3 overs. After this, in last year’s Port of Spain Test against West Indies, India had scored 50 runs in just 5.3 overs.
Team India is showing ‘baseball’ instead of England
England has been playing a new style of cricket since Ben Stokes became the captain of the Test team and Brendon McCullum became the coach. It got the name Baseball, which is named after England’s coach McCullum. Actually, McCullum’s nickname is Badge. Since Stokes became the captain, England has been batting aggressively in Tests. His efforts are to score runs fast. However, in the Hyderabad Test, instead of England, Team India is playing in baseball style. India has scored runs at a run rate of around 7 in the first 10 overs.