Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes fifth Indian to cross 600-run mark in a Test series | Cricket News


New Delhi: Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal On Saturday, he became the fifth Indian to score more than 600 runs in a Test series.
Jaiswal achieved this feat during the second day's play of the fourth Test against England in Ranchi.
Left-handed Jaiswal, who made his debut for India during the West Indies tour last year, achieved the historic feat in his seventh innings of the ongoing five-match Test series.
With a single off Shoaib Bashir, Jaiswal reached 55 not out and crossed the 600-run mark in the series.
In the run-scoring spree, Jaiswal has scored two double centuries in the second and third Test in the ongoing series against England.
22-year-old Jaiswal joins the greats of Indian batting Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid as well as Dilip Sardesai Scoring more than 600 runs in a Test series.
Former Indian captains Gavaskar, Kohli and Dravid had scored more than 600 runs in a Test series twice in their career, while Sardesai recorded the feat during the overseas series in West Indies in 1970–71.
It was in the same 1970–71 series in the West Indies that Gavaskar set the record for the most runs by any Indian batsman in a Test series, scoring 774 runs at an average of 154.8 with four centuries and three half-centuries.
Gavaskar has the distinction of being the only Indian to score more than 700 runs in a Test series on two occasions.
The 'Little Master' scored 732 runs at an average of 91.5 with four centuries and one half-century in six Test matches when West Indies toured India in 1978–79.
The world record for most runs in a Test series is held by Australian great batsman Donald Bradman, who scored 974 runs in five Test matches against England in 1930 at an average of 139.14 and four centuries.
Jaiswal was out after scoring 73 runs in the last session on the second day.
(With inputs from PTI)

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