The captain Rahul Dravid emphasized the importance of scoring big hundreds after the loss in Hyderabad. Yashasvi Jaiswal heeded his advice and delivered a big score, but the rest of the team failed to support him. The second-highest score in the innings so far is Shubman Gill’s 34. While the partnerships for the first five wickets were decent, they were unable to achieve a large score collectively. England created difficulties for India throughout the day, leaving them at 336 for 6 at stumps with a couple of late wickets.
Jaiswal explained that the pitch initially had some dampness and offered spin, bounce, and seam movement. He focused on playing session by session and adjusting to the conditions. He also received messages from senior players like Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma to push on and aim for a big score.
Jaiswal’s teammates acknowledged the significance of his innings, while also recognizing that they had not given him enough support. Debutant Rajat Patidar looked promising in his innings, but he also acknowledged the need to convert his starts into big scores. Despite waiting for a long time for the opportunity to play for the Test team, he remained focused and felt grateful for the chance at the age of 30.