Duleep Trophy: Emotional celebration of Yashasvi Jaiswal after hitting 200 in final. View | Cricket News

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Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his double century against South Zone in the Duleep Trophy final.© Twitter

Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal roared as he held up his bat and helmet at the SNR College Cricket Ground in Coimbatore. He had just reached his double century in the Duleep Trophy final, putting West Zone in a dominant position against South Zone on Day 3. Jaiswal, who had flopped in the first innings, gave a masterclass in the second as he drove off his double century. His joy was palpable as Jaiswal took off his helmet and raised both arms in the air and roared “come on” before looking up at the sky with bat and helmet still aloft.

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He then bowed slightly, looked at his dressing room, and finally let out a small smile.

The 20-year-old hit 209 at Stumps on Day 3, after taking West Zone to a 319-point lead in their second essay.

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Shreyas Iyer also played a handy knock of 71, while captain Priyank Panchal made 40. Sarfaraz Ahmed was at 30 with Jaiswal at Stumps.

In the first innings, pacers Cheepurapalli Stephen and Basil Thampi left West Zone three behind in the first six overs.

It Patel’s 98 and Jaydev Unadkat’s unbeaten 47 helped take West Zone to 270, even as spinner R Sai Kishore ran through their batting order by a five-wicket throw.

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Baba Indrajith was the star with the bat for South Zone, as he hit 118 to take them to 327, giving them a 57-run lead in the first innings.

However, Jaiswal’s double barrel has put West Zone in a dominant position, with the team at 376/3 at Stumps on Day 3.

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