Jaiswal becomes youngest centurion for India; goes past Shubman Gill

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India’s young batting sensation, Yashasvi Jaiswal is just a sensation at the moment as he is participating in the Asian Games.

During India’s first quarter-final game against Nepal at Hangzhou’s Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, he smashed 100 from 49 balls.

He is also now the youngest-ever batter to score a century for India in T20Is and has surpassed even Shubman Gill.

While Gill achieved the feat earlier this year against New Zealand at 23 years, Jaiswal has done so in just 21 years.

With his impressive batting, the Indian team scored 202/4 in their 20 overs in the quarter-final.

Apparently, Gill had scored 126* (63) against the Kiwis at Ahmedabad on the 1st of February this year.

Additionally, Gill has also received the Emerging Player of the Season in this year’s IPL season.

On the other hand, Jaiswal scored 625 runs from 14 games for his side, Rajasthan Royals this season and had an average of 48.07, etching one ton and five half-centuries in the process.

Moreover, he also got his fastest fifty in the season against the Kolkata Knight Riders in just 13 balls.

Also, Jaiswal scored his maiden century in his international Test debut for India.

He is now the 17th Indian to score a century on debut for India with his 171 runs.

India into the semis after defeating Nepal in the quarters

Talking about the game, India defeated Nepal by 23 runs in the end without allowing the opposition to settle.

Apart from Jaiswal, Rinku Singh also played a fast innings of 37 from 15 during the game.

Meanwhile, Nepal’s resistance only came from two batters who were Dipendra Singh Airee and Sundeep Jora.

But, Avesh Khan and Ravi Bishnoi dismantled the Nepalese side for 179/9 by taking three wickets apiece.

Now, India will play their first semifinal game of the Asian Games at the same venue on the 6th of October.

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