West Indies vs India, 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal Made 466 Runs Partnership
In India’s second innings, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi contributed 98 runs in only 71 balls.
The combination scored 466 runs in the two-match West Indies Test series.
On Day 4 in Port of Spain, Rohit Sharma scored fifty points in his quickest Test.
From Sports Source: In their first series together, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal have performed admirably as an opening combination. On Day 4 of the second Test between India and the West Indies in Port of Spain, the new opening partnership came up just 2 runs shy of making history when they failed to put together their third straight opening stand of over 100 runs. Before India lost their skipper, Rohit and Yashasvi ripped at the West Indies’ new ball attack, scoring 98 runs in just 71 balls.
After West Indies fell from 229 for 5 to 255 all out on Sunday morning thanks to Mohammed Siraj’s second five-wicket haul in Test matches, India quickly set a challenging goal for the hosts. Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal came out firing.
After reaching his quickest fifty in Test cricket (in 35 deliveries), Rohit Sharma struck 57 in just 44 balls. Due to rain on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Oval, Yashasvi Jaiswal also came out to bat with a good attitude. He was undefeated on 37 from just 28 runs when early lunch was taken. Rohit scored 5 boundaries and 3 sixes, while the West Indies’ mediocre catching throughout the opening session of Day 4 also aided him.
In a bilateral Test series, Rohit Sharma and Yashavi Jaiswal came close to being the first Indian opening duo to assemble 300+ partnerships. However, as the opening combination in the two-test series, Rohit and Jaiswal have combined 466 runs.
The Indian opening pair’s total of 466 is the third-highest in a bilateral Test series.
IN TEST SERIES, MOST RUN AS AN OPENING PAIR (INDIA)
Against Australia in India in 1979, Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar scored 537 runs in 8 innings.
In India in 2004–05, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag scored 477 runs in 6 innings against Pakistan.
466 runs in 3 innings by Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal against the West Indies in 2023
The pair put up an outstanding 229-run partnership for the first wicket in the inaugural Test match played in Dominica. A fresh talent from Suriya, Uttar Pradesh, Yashasvi Jaiswal made her debut with this tremendous accomplishment.
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Jaiswal scored an impressive 171 runs despite the stress of playing in his maiden international match. He demonstrated excellent talent and calm. He became the 17th Indian to hit a test century on his debut thanks to his effort, which also broke the record for the highest score by an Indian batsman in a maiden overseas Test.
In addition to Jaiswal, veteran cricketer and current captain of India Rohit Sharma also showed brightly. During this game, he reached his tenth Test century, thus solidifying his place as one of India’s best international cricket run scorers.
Their combined efforts beat the previous record set by Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan in 1979 at the Oval against England, which was the highest opening partnership for India in the West Indies.
The dynamic combination maintained their impressive start during the second Test match, which was played in Port of Spain. They added 139 runs for the first wicket in another century-plus partnership. The fourth opening pair in Indian cricket history to record two century partnerships during away Tests, they achieved this achievement.
Their dependable play put an end to India’s 24-year drought of openers scoring two consecutive hundreds in Test matches, a feat last accomplished by Sadagopan Ramesh and Devang Gandhi in 1999 against New Zealand.