List of records broken by India and Yashasvi Jaiswal in Rajkot Test

India beat England by 434 runs in their 3rd Test of the 5-match series at the Niranjan Shah Stadium in Rajkot. With the win, the home team stormed into a 2-1 lead and now are in with a great chance of winning the series. The 4th and penultimate match is scheduled to start on February 23 at the JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.

In the Rajkot Test, Ravindra Jadeja won the Player of the Match after he scored a hundred in the first innings and picked up a 5-wicket haul in the second. Ravi Ashwin also became the second-fastest after the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan to pick up 500 wickets in Test cricket.

However, one man who gave a glimpse into India’s bright future was Yashasvi Jaiswal. The young southpaw failed in the first innings after he scored 10 runs before Mark Wood dismissed him. But in the second, Jaiswal showed why he is deemed as one of the brightest talents in Indian cricket.

Opening the batting, Jaiswal stayed not out on 214 runs off 236 balls with the help of 14 fours and 12 sixes. On the back of his knock, India set the Three Lions a massive target of 557 to chase down.

From there on, India dominated and bowled their opponents out for 122 in 39.4 overs. Once Ben Duckett got run out after a terrible mix-up with his opening partner Zak Crawley, England were unable to put India under any sort of pressure.

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Mark Wood threw his bat around to score 33 runs off 15 balls with 6 fours and a six, taking England past the 100-run mark. However, it was only to delay the inevitable.

India were under pressure after they lost the Hyderabad Test by 28 runs to go 0-1 down in the series. But with 2 comprehensive wins on the trot, Rohit Sharma’s men are well and truly on the driver’s seat going into the remainder of the series.

As far as Jaiswal is concerned, he joined several legendary cricketers in elite clubs after he scored the stupendous double hundred.

Records set by Yashasvi Jaiswal in the Rajkot Test

1 – India recorded their biggest win in Test cricket by margin of runs. Their previous biggest win by 372 runs came against New Zealand back in December 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

India also notched the 8th biggest win by margin of runs in Tests. England’s 675-run win over Australia back in 1928 in Brisbane remains the biggest.  

12 – Yashasvi Jaiswal equalled Wasim Akram’s record of most sixes in an innings in Test cricket. Back in 1996, Akram broke Wally Hammond’s 63-year-old record and 28 years later, Jaiswal joined him in the elite club.

The southpaw, however, broke Navjot Singh Sidhu’s 30-year-old record for India in the same category. Back in 1994, Sidhu hit 8 sixes against Sri Lanka in Lucknow.

Wasim Akram12ZimbabweSheikhupura1996
Yashasvi Jaiswal12EnglandRajkot2024
Nathan Astle11EnglandChristchurch2002
Matthew Hayden11ZimbabwePerth2003
Brendon McCullum11PakistanSharjah2014
Brendon McCullum11Sri LankaChristchurch2014
Ben Stokes11South AfricaCape Town2016
Kusal Mendis11IrelandGalle2024
Wally Hammond10New ZealandAuckland1933
Chris Cairns9ZimbabweAuckland1996

3 – At the age of 22 years and 49 days, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the 3rd youngest to score 2 double hundreds in Test cricket. Vinod Kambli remains the youngster after he piled up 2 double tons at the age of 21 years and 54 days. The southpaw scored them against Zimbabwe and England in 1993.

The legendary Don Bradman is 3rd in the list at the age of 21 years and 318 days. Bradman scored 3 double centuries against England in 1930 at Leeds, The Lord’s, and The Oval.

28 – India broke their own record of most sixes in a Test match. They hit 28 sixes in the Visakhapatnam Test. Back in October 2019, India hit 27 sixes against South Africa in Visakhapatnam.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
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3 – Yashasvi Jaiswal became only the 3rd Indian to hit double hundreds in back-to-back Test matches. Prior to the Rajkot Test, the youngster notched a double ton in Visakhapatnam. Back in 1993, Kambli was the one to score double hundreds. In 2017, it was Virat Kohli’s turn to achieve the feat against Sri Lanka.

48 – India have clobbered 48 sixes in their ongoing series against England. They broke their own record of 47 sixes, which was set back in 2019 against South Africa. India are now set to become the first team to hit 50 sixes in a series when they face England in the Ranchi Test from February 23.  

1 – Yashasvi Jaiswal became the 1st Indian to convert all his first 3 hundreds into double hundreds. Back in July 2023, the left-hander scored 171 on Test debut against the West Indies at the Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica. Thereafter, he scored 209 in Visakhapatnam followed by his 214-run knock in Rajkot

3 – Yashasvi Jaiswal became the 3rd Indian to score 2 double hundreds in a single Test series. Vinoo Mankad scored 2 double hundreds back in 1955. He got scores of 223 and 231 in Mumbai and Chennai respectively. Mankad was followed by Kohli in 2017 and Jaiswal in 1955.  

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2 – Yashasvi Jaiswal is currently joint-second in the list of most sixes hit by a batter in a single Test. Both Jaiswal and Wasim Akram hit 12 sixes apiece in 2024 and 1996 respectively. Rohit Sharma holds the record after he smacked 13 sixes against South Africa in October 2019 in Visakhapatnam.

2 – The target of 557 that India set for England was their second-highest in Test cricket. 617 against New Zealand back in 2009 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington remains the highest. India drew that Test match against the Black Caps with Gautam Gambhir winning the Player of the Match award.  


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India