Yashasvi Jaiswal slams commanding match-winning ton for India U-19

The teenager was named man of the match in the second Youth Test against South Africa.

Yashasvi Jaiswal was the star of the show in India U-19's second Youth Test match against South Africa, top scoring for the home side in the first innings with 173 runs at the Greenfield International stadium of Thiruvananthapuram.

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Batting second after South Africa had scored 152, the Indian team were in a spot of bother at 177 for five as they lost four wickets for just 65 runs after a solid second-wicket stand. However, Jaiswal crafted an 89-run partnership with Vaibhav Khandpal to ensure the home team were in a commanding position after both sides had batted once.

The 17-year-old, who was picked by North Mumbai Panthers in the inaugural edition of the T20 Mumbai league, displayed patience and maturity far beyond his years, putting away the bad deliveries without trying to be overly aggressive.

"I am playing for India U-19 now and want my team to win and do my best to help my team's cause," he said.

The southpaw scored 24 boundaries and a solitary six in that innings of 173 -- at a strike rate of 78.63 -- and accounted for almost half of his team's total tally of 395. He was well supported by Kandpal who got a gritty century after coming in to bat at number seven.

In reply, South Africa folded for just 85 runs with the home side emerging as comfortable victors, winning by an innings and 158 runs. Jaiswal clinching the man of the match award.

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