Yashasvi Jaiswal Equals World Record For Smashing Most Sixes In A Test Innings

Mumbai: Team India’s 22-year-old opener Yashasvi Jaiswal on Sunday equaled the world record for smashing most sixes in a Test innings. He smashed 12 sixes during his 214*-run knock in the second innings of the Rajkot Test against England.

Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram had slammed a record 12 sixes during his 257*-run knock against Zimbabwe in the Sheikhupura Test in 1996.

Battling fiercely against the English bowlers, Jaiswal struck his second double century of the series with a brilliant 209 in the second Test at Visakhapatnam.  

Jaiswal had to leave the game injured after reaching his ton (104) in the last session on Saturday. However, on Sunday, the 22-year-old came back and continued his innings after Shubman Gill (91) became the first wicket India lost on the day.  

Jaiswal hit his double hundred off 231 balls at a strike rate of 86.58, taking the England bowlers to task.  

Jaiswal became the first Indian batsman to hit ten sixes in an innings during a Test match as he blasted 14 fours and 12 sixes in his explosive effort. Jaiswal reached his double ton and sprang for excitement as the Indian dressing room and the spectators cheered his incredible knock with an easy single off a Joe Root ball.  

After Vinod Kambli and Virat Kohli, Jaiswal’s valiant performance made him just the third Indian batter to score two hundred in back-to-back Tests. Jaiswal is now the sixth Indian to make a double hundred for India in the second innings, behind MAK Pataudi (203*), Dilip Sardesai (200*), Sunil Gavaskar (220 and 221), VVS Laxman (281), and Wasim Jaffer (212).

Jaiswal finished on an unbeaten 214 as India declared their second innings at 430 for 4, setting England a target of 557 in the second session on the penultimate day. Jaiswal is playing his seventh match and 12th innings in a career that began last year with a debut knock of 171 in the West Indies.

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