India captain Rohit Sharma brought up his 15th Test fifty, getting to a half-century in just 72 balls on Day 1 of the 2nd Test against the West Indies in Port of Spain on Thursday, July 20. Rohit stitched a century stand with his opening partner Yashasvi Jaiswal as India got off to a solid start after West Indies won the toss and opted to bat.

Rohit Sharma was fluent from the word go as the India captain dominated the West Indies bowling attack on a good batting pitch at the Queen's Park Oval. Rohit hit 6 boundaries and 2 sixes as he continued his fine form in the ongoing 2-match series.

Yashasvi Jaiswal also got to his fifty, making it a sensational start to his Test career. The 21-year-old opener had hit 171 in his debut Test as India hammered West Indies by an innings and 141 runs in Dominica in the

first Test.

The century partnership was instrumental in setting a strong foundation for India's innings, demonstrating the perfect blend of experience and youth in the team. The duo's synergy on the field was palpable, reflecting their understanding and mutual respect as cricketers.

During the course of his fifty, Rohit Sharma also completed 2000 runs as a Test opener for India. The star batter, who began opening the innings on a consistent basis in 2019, has hit 7 hundreds and 5 fifties as an opener in whites.

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal scored at close to 5 runs per over in the first session in the 2nd Test, which also marked the 100th Test between the two teams. Rohit remained unbeaten on 63 from 102 balls while Jaiswal was more fluent, getting to Lunch at 52 off just 56 balls.
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