Rohit-Jaiswal achieved historic achievement, became the fourth pair to have two century partnerships on foreign soil


Port of Spain, 21 July (Hindustan). The new Indian opening pair of captain Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal achieved a special feat on Thursday. The pair has become the fourth pair to complete two century partnerships in overseas Tests. Jaiswal-Rohit achieved the feat during the second Test against the West Indies at Port of Spain.

After a double-century partnership in the first Test, Jaiswal-Rohit continued their good form in the second Test, sharing an opening partnership of 139 runs. The first opening pair to complete a double century partnership in an overseas series was Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan in 1979 against England. This was followed by Virender Sehwag and Aakash Chopra in Australia in 2004 and Sehwag and Wasim Jaffer against the West Indies in 2006.

Sehwag and Murali Vijay are the Indian pair with consecutive century partnerships, who did this feat from 2008 to 2009. They were followed by Gavaskar and Farokh Engineer (1973–74), Gavaskar and Anshuman Gaekwad (1976), Gavaskar and Arun Lal (1982) and Sadagoppan Ramesh and Devang Gandhi (1999). Talking about the match, India have scored 288 runs for 4 wickets on the first day of the second Test match against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval here. At the end of the day’s play, Virat Kohli is playing on 87 and Ravindra Jadeja is on 36.


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