India opener Yashasvi Jaiswal played a majestic knock of 209 runs in the ongoing second Test against England in the first innings in Visakhapatnam. The 22-year-old opened the innings with Rohit Sharma after India opted to bat and was the eighth player to be dismissed in the innings with the score reading 383 runs.
But thanks to his knock, India managed to post a mammoth total of 396 runs in the first innings. The second-highest scorer in the innings was 34 from Shubman Gill while debutant Rajat Patidar mustered 32 runs before getting out. During his 423-minute stay in the middle, Jaiswal created and broke several records much to the delight of the fans.
Records broken by Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal is the third youngest player to score a double hundred for India in Test cricket. His age was 22 years and 36 days while Vinod Kambli and Sunil Gavaskar are above him in this aspect in the format. While Kambli scored two double ton before turning 22, the latter crossed the 200-run mark in Tests at 21 years and 277 days against the West Indies in 1971.
Interestingly, Jaiswal is the second youngest cricketer to score a double-century in Test cricket in the last 20 years. Kraigg Brathwaite is the youngest in this aspect who was 21 years and 278 days old when he smashed 212 runs against Bangladesh.
Jaiswal scored 209 runs before being dismissed and out of those, he scored 192 runs against England’s spinners. These are the joint-most for an Indian batter in innings in Test against spin bowlers since 2002. Karun Nair also scored 192 runs facing spinners during his record-breaking knock of 303 runs against England back in 2016.
Jaiswal’s 209 is the highest score for India in an innings where no other player scored a half-century. The previous highest score in this aspect was of Virender Sehwag who had amassed 195 runs in the 2003 Melbourne Test against Australia. Overall, Jaiswal is the seventh player in this aspect and the first since 2005 when Brian Lara suffered a similar fate after scoring 226 runs against Australia in 2005.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is the third Indian player to register multiple 150-plus scores in Tests before turning 23. Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar were the first two players to achieve this feat in the format.
Moreover, Jaiswal is also the third youngest player with hundreds at home and away in Test cricket for India. Again, Tendulkar and Kambli were the youngest players respectively to complete this set.
Yashasvi Jaiswal smacked seven sixes during his 209-run knock in Visakhapatnam. No other batter before Jaiswal hit more than five maximums in an innings in India vs England Test matches in history. Ian Botham was the last player to hit five sixes back in 1979. Also, Jaiswal’s effort of seven sixes in an innings has only been bettered by Mayank Agarwal and Navjot Singh Sidhu both of whom hit 8 maximums and are the most for India in Tests.
Yashasvi Jaiswal remained unbeaten on 179 at the end of the first day’s play. This is the second-highest score on the opening day of a Test match at home behind Wasim Jaffer’s 192* against Pakistan in 2007 in Kolkata.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has registered 15 fifty-plus scores in his first-class career so far. Among those, he has scored 11 hundreds and four fifties which is the best conversion rate for any batter, with as many or more 50+ scores, in the sport's history. This is also his 8th 150-plus in those 11 hundreds in first-class cricket.