Yashasvi Jaiswal is ringing the right bells in cricket at such an early age displaying oodles of confidence & unparalleled talent in the Vijay Merchant Under 16 Tournament. Winning the toss & electing to bat first, Mumbai were off to a good start from the openers. Jaiswal who came in at no.4 also played a crucial hand in his 117 ball 57 to take Mumbai to an acceptable total of 234.
Maharashtra were all out for 155 in reply to Mumbai’s 234. Yashaswi bowled his heart out for a superb bowling spell picking up 5 for 54 in 20 overs. Jaiswal was so effective with his leg spin, majority of the batsman were not able to figure out his bowling. It was tough decoding his spin & he helped his side to get a lead of 79 runs. Already with a lead of 79 runs Mumbai were in full confidence in the 2 innings as they again batted well to make 238. Once again left handed Yashasvi scored a match winning knock at the middle order smashing 65 off just 73 balls. Opener Varun Lavande also played well for his 82 but it was Jaiswal’s knock which helped his team cross 200+ or else they would have been bundled out for a low score.
Maharashtra were given a target of 317 & the pressure was quite evident on their faces. Jaiswal again rattled the entire batting line up of Maharashtra & exhibited excellent leg spin scalping 6 wickets for just 86 runs and reducing Maharashtra to just 161 all out in 74.2 overs.
Yashasvi Jaiswal who has time & again shocked the world with his precious talent both with the bat & the ball once again showed what he is capable of & how he holds the ability to single handedly win a match. Young Jaiswal is surely an asset for the sport of cricket & he certainly has a bright future & a long way to go.