Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal

IND vs ENG: Final test match against England, Sharma and Jaiswal played a superhit opening innings, and Yashasvi created another new record with her quick half-century: In the final Test match against India and England, the opening pair of Indian star batsman Captain Rohit Sharma and young batsman Yashashvi Jaiswal gave India an electric start in the first innings yesterday.

Apart from giving his team a good start, Jaiswal set several new milestones during the first day of the fifth Test match.

On the first day of the ongoing series between India and England in Dharamshala, Yashasvi Jaiswal, the opener for India, was dismissed for 57 runs in the fifth and final Test.

India, having cleaned England out for 218 runs in the first inning, got off to a good start batting. By the end of the day’s play, openers Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma’s century partnership had amassed 135 runs.

Jaiswal was the lone wicket to fall at the first wicket for India, the opener was dismissed with 57 runs scored. All records were, however, altered by him throughout his outstanding run of play.

In the 15th over, he completed 1000 Test runs by dismissing England off-spinner Shoaib Bashir to backward square leg. This made him the second-fastest Indian batsman to reach the milestone in terms of innings.

During this innings, he also became the fastest Indian opening batsman to score 1000 Test runs. The next best is his current opening partner Rohit Sharma.

Jaiswal started defensively but hit three sixes in Bashir’s opening over. He hit three sixes in the inning, and this helped him reach the tally of 26 sixes against England.

He now has the most number of Test sixes by an Indian batsman against a particular opponent. Before getting out, Jaiswal also managed to cross the 700-run mark in the series.

He became the second player from India to hit over 700 runs in a Test match as a result. The only other player to do so twice is the renowned opening batsman, Sunil Gavaskar.

In his first series against the West Indies in 1971, Gavaskar made 774 runs. He scored 732 runs at home against the same opponent in the 1978–1979 season.  With one more inning remaining in the series, Jaiswal (712 runs) can yet surpass Gavaskar for the Indian record.

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Kuldeep Yadav’s test wicket half-century

In the first inning earlier in the day, India was able to regain control thanks to the spinners. Kuldeep Yadav played excellently for a considerable amount of the second session, finishing his fourth Test match with five wickets.

He became the first slow left-arm unorthodox spinner from India to reach 50 Test wickets during this five-wicket haul.In his 100th Test match, Ravichandran Ashwin also claimed 4 wickets for 51 runs in the opening innings. He is the fastest bowler to reach 300 wickets in terms of innings played, and he has 500 wickets in Test cricket.

Ten Man of the Series honors in Test cricket are records held by him, making him the second most successful Indian player of all time. He bats lower in the order, is an all-rounder in Test cricket, has five centuries to his name, and is one of just three players to reach three thousand runs and claim five hundred wickets in a Test match.

As of February 2024, Ashwin holds the record for being the best-rated Indian bowler in Test history and is ranked second overall in the ICC Men’s Player Rankings.

Most Test sixes by an Indian batsman

Yashasvi Jaiswal26England9
Sachin Tendulkar25Australia74
Rohit Sharma22South Africa20
Kapil Dev21England39
Rishabh Pant21England21

Fastest to 1000 Test runs for India’s batsman

Vinod Kambli141994West Indies
Yashasvi Jaiswal162024England
Cheteshwar Pujara182013Australia
Mayank Agarwal192020Australia
Sunil Gavaskar211973England

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