On the finish of third day’s play, West Zone had been 376 for 3, courtesy Jaiswal’s unbeaten 209 off 244 balls that had 23 boundaries and three sixes.
West now have a lead of 319 runs and even when they declare at lunch on Day 4, they are going to have 5 full periods to drive an outright victory though the observe is getting simpler for batting with no appreciable put on and tear.
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For South, it will likely be about batting out within the fourth innings and successful the trophy by advantage of the primary innings lead.
Jaiswal had a 169-run third wicket stand with Shreyas Iyer (71) and one other 58 for the unbroken fourth wicket with Sarfaraz Khan (30 batting).
It was a day that can be greatest remembered for the duel between two powerhouse performers on this 12 months’s home cricket — left-handed opener Jaiswal and left-arm spinner Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore.
Whereas Jaiswal had failed within the first innings, he got here out with much more optimistic intent within the second essay after South had been dismissed for 327 with an addition of solely 9 runs to their in a single day rating of 318/7.
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As soon as West got here out, Jaiswal was extreme on South pacers Basil Thampi (0/67 in 9 overs) and CV Stephen (0/27 in 6 overs) as he and Priyank Panchal (40) added 110 runs at little underneath 5 per over for the opening stand.
South skipper Hanuma Vihari missed the trick when he launched Sai Kishore (27-5-100-2) solely as second change after the opening stand yielded 80 plus runs.
Panchal was caught off Sai Kishore’s bowling and Ajinkya Rahane was then trapped leg earlier than by the off-spinner Gowtham (33-1-139-1).
However the pleasure of two wickets was short-lived as soon as Jaiswal began utilizing his toes to good impact with two spinners of their mixed 60 overs went for 239 runs, which was practically 4 runs per over.
He acquired good assist from Iyer, who did make amends and hit 4 fours and two sixes earlier than getting dismissed whereas going for a glory shot off Sai Kishore’s bowling. Iyer, thus missed a half-century within the first innings and did not present sufficient endurance to attain 100 within the second.
Jaiswal hit off-spinner Gowtham with the flip for a six and did not let Sai Kishore settle to at least one line as he repeatedly got here down the observe to disturb his line. He additionally had a six off seamer Stephen’s bowling.
There have been many boundaries between cowl and extra-cover area and one such shot off Gowtham introduced up his double hundred.
It was like a launch of feelings as he let loose a war-cry as he acquired a standing ovation from the West dressing room.
Temporary Scores: West 270 and 376/3 (Yashasvi Jaiswal 209 batting, Shreyas Iyer 71, R Sai Kishore 2/100, Okay Gowtham 1/139). South Zone 327 (Baba Indrajith 118, Jaydev Unadkat 4/52).