IND vs ENG: Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his second record-breaking double-century in the Test series as India won over England

IND vs ENG
IND vs ENG

IND vs ENG: In the ongoing England Tour of India Test series in India, the Indian team was a little troubled in the first Test on its home ground, but from the second Test on, the Men in Blue maintained their dominance with the combination of batting and bowling.

In the third match, Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his brilliant start to his career in the longest format of the game, scoring two consecutive double centuries and scoring an unbeaten 214 runs.

His brilliant innings helped India take a 2-1 lead in the ICC World Test Championship series against England on home soil.

Chasing a mammoth target of 557 runs to win, England were all out for 122 runs. With this win, India reached second place in the WTC table.

After seven Tests, Jaiswal now has 861 runs at an average of 71.75, including three centuries, all of which have been converted into 150-plus scores.

With all his runs scored in the ongoing WTC 2023-25 cycle, Jaiswal has also moved to the top of the leading run-scorer list, ahead of Usman Khawaja (855 runs). The opener’s brilliant innings in Rajkot broke many long-standing Test records.

Feast on sixes

  1. Yashasvi Jaiswal – 22 sixes against England in 2024.
  2. Rohit Sharma – 19 sixes against South Africa in 2019.
  3. Shimron Hetmyer – 15 sixes against Bangladesh in 2018.
  4. Ben Stokes – 15 sixes against Australia in 2023.

Jaiswal hit 12 sixes during his innings of 214* off 236 balls, equaling the record for most sixes in a Test innings set by Wasim Akram during his innings of 257* against Zimbabwe in 1996.

The left-handed batsman now has 22 sixes in the series, the most by any batsman in a bilateral Test series. Jaiswal scored the most by his opening partner Rohit Sharma (19 sixes) against South Africa in 2019.

Record-breaking records

The Indian team has hit more sixes than any other team in a Test series, hitting 48 sixes in the current series. India overtook South Africa’s record of 47 sixes in 2019. Of the 48 sixes, the most by any team in a Test match, 28 were hit in the Rajkot Test alone.

Also Read: ICC WTC Points Table 2024 Latest After IND vs ENG 3rd Test, Indian Team Surpasses Australia | ICC World Test Championship 2023-25 Standings

Jaiswal’s double century in the test against England

At this early stage of his career, Jaiswal has already demonstrated his penchant for big scores by converting his three centuries at scores of 171 (on debut), 209 and 214*.

Jaiswal scored back-to-back double centuries at the age of 22 years and 49 days, making him the third youngest batsman in the world to register two double centuries in Tests after Sir Donald Bradman and Vinod Kambli, both of whom scored centuries. Was 21 years old at the time of making it. His second double century.

He became the third Indian batsman after Kambli and Virat Kohli to score consecutive double centuries in Tests.

Team India’s huge run in Rajkot ground.

India scored over 400 in both innings of the Rajkot Test, the third time the team has done so in a Test match.

India had scored 407 and 407/9 against Pakistan in Kolkata in 2005. Four years later, the team scored 426 and 412/4 against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad.

India’s winning margin in Rajkot – by 434 runs – is their biggest in terms of runs where all four innings were played. The previous highest win was by 372 runs against New Zealand at Wankhede in 2021.

India overtook Australia to reach second place in the WTC 2023-25 standings. After four Tests in the cycle, New Zealand remains on top with a scoring percentage of 75%. India is in second place with 59.52% while Australia is slightly behind with 55%.

Captain Rohit Sharma was happy with the win and praised the bowlers for performing well in the absence of Ravichandran Ashwin. Despite admitting that there were several turning points in the game, the Indian captain said that half the work was done with the bat, with India scoring over 400 twice.

Standings for the ICC World Test Championship 2023–25

RankTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnPointsPoint DeductionsPoint Percentage
1New Zealand431036075.00
2India742150259.52
3Australia10631661055.00
4Bangladesh211012050.00
5Pakistan523022236.66
6West Indies412116033.33
7South Africa413012025.00
8England8340211921.87
9Sri Lanka20200000.00

For more updates, visit: ICC

Also Read: U19 WC24 Final: India and Australia are set to clash in ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup final