India youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his outstanding start to international cricket with a blistering half-century at the top of the order in the second India-Australia T20I in Thiruvananthapuram.
India were inserted into bat by Matthew Wade’s Australia and got off to a flyer courtesy of a trademark rapid start in the powerplay by the 21-year-old Jaiswal.
After a sedate start – Jaiswal scored three off his first seven deliveries – the young opener tucked into the off-spin of Glenn Maxwell, hitting him for two boundaries from three balls in the game’s fourth over.
Jaiswal went up several gears in the following over, smashing Sean Abbott for five consecutive boundaries to register 24 runs in the over. He displayed the variety of his strokeplay, taking Abbott for boundaries on both sides of the wicket as he raced from 12 to 36 in the space of five deliveries.
He brought up his half-century two overs later, hitting Nathan Ellis for three fours in a row to reach the milestone in just 24 balls. Jaiswal departed after the next legal delivery he faced, mistiming a shot only to find Adam Zampa at short third man.