IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Yashasvi Jaiswal Continues To Roar With 2nd Double Century As India Lead Crosses 500 On Day 4

IND vs ENG, 3rd Test: Yashasvi Jaiswal Continues To Roar With 2nd Double Century As India Lead Crosses 500 On Day 4

Yashasvi Jaiswal scored two double centuries in the ongoing Test series between India and England

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Sunday, February 18, 2024, 11:53 PM IST
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Young batter Yashasvi Jaiswal continues his rich vein of form as he notched up a double century on Day 4 of the ongoing third Test at Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot on Sunday, February 18.

Jaiswal walked out to bat after Shubman Gill's dismissal at 246/3 and took on England bowling attack. For unversed, the 22-year-old was forced to walk off the field while batting on 104 on Day 3 after suffering back spasms.

On Day 4, Yashasvi Jaiswal looked comfortable as he continued to unleash his firepower. After lunch, Jaiswal switched on to beast mode as he smashed three consecutive sixes off England veteran pacer James Anderson in the 85th over of India's batting.

Jaiswal was on 199 when hit the full toss delivery from Joe Root to the outside off and took a single in order to complete his double century in just 230 balls. The entire stadium erupted in joy and received applause from the dressing room as he raised the bat and did trademark 'kisses to you all' celebration.

Yashasvi Jaiswal brought up his second consecutive double after 209 off 290 balls in the Vizag Test in the ongoing series against England. With second double ton on the trot, Jaiswal became just the third batter after Vinod Kambli and Virat Kohli to achieve this historic feat in Test Cricket history.

Yashasvi Jaiswal shatters record for most sixes in a Test series

Yashasvi Jaiswal achieved a historic feat alongside second double century in the ongoing Test series against England. The 22-year-old shattered a record of 19 sixes by Rohit Sharma and became the first player to hit 20 maximums in the Test series.

Rohit Sharma hit 19 sixes in the three-match Test series against South Africa in 2019. Jaiswal has already smashed 20 sixes thus far and will look to add more sixes to his tally in the remaining two matches in Ranchi and Dharamshala of the ongoing Test series.

Additionally, Jaiswal became the first Indian batter and the second after former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram to hit 10 sixes in a Test innings. Before Yashasvi Jaiswal, the Indian record for most sixes in a Test innings was held by former batter Navjot Singh Sindhu, who 8 maximums against Sri Lanka in Lucknow in 1994.

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