Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes the first Indian opener after Sunil Gavaskar to achieve this incredible feat

Updated - 24 Feb 2024, 04:21 PM

Yashasvi Jaiswal
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Continuing his stunning start in international cricket, Yashasvi Jaiswal has played yet another brilliant knock in the ongoing five-match series against England. On Saturday (February 24), he scored a half-century in the first innings of the fourth Test between India and England in Ranchi.

He has been the standout batsman in the series so far. While no other batter has managed to even touch the 300-run mark in the series, the left-handed batsman has already scored more than 600 runs. The Mumbai star started the series with a quickfire knock of 80 runs although India ended up losing the game by 28 runs.

In the second Test, he starred with the bat and scored a brilliant double-century in the first innings to help India post a competitive total. During that inning, no other Indian batter could even touch the 40-run mark. India had gone on to win the game by 106 runs to draw level in the five-match series.

In the first innings of the third Test, he failed to get going and was out for only 10. However, he made amends for it in style by scoring his second double-century in consecutive games. The southpaw slammed an unbeaten 214 runs off just 236 balls to help India post a huge target of 557 runs. India went on to win the game by a record margin of 434 runs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal achieves incredible feat:

Yashasvi Jaiswal is leading India’s charge with the bat in the ongoing Test as well and has achieved a remarkable feat. He has now become just the second Indian opener after the legendary Sunil Gavaskar to reach 600 runs in a Test series. Gavaskar achieved the feat twice. The other Indians to score 600 runs in a single Test series are Virat Kohli (twice), Rahul Dravid (twice) and Dilip Sardesai.

After scoring 545 runs in the first three Tests, he needed 55 runs to complete 600 runs in the series and went on to achieve the milestone after scoring 73 runs in the first innings. He scored 73 off 117 balls before being bowled by Shoaib Bashir.

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