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Stats: Jaiswal joins Kohli and Kambli in his record-breaking innings

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Stats: Jaiswal joins Kohli and Kambli in his record-breaking innings

Sarfaraz Khan went on to register twin fifties on debut

Finally, India's home batting might was on full display. Shubman Gill was a tad unlucky to miss out on his fourth century due to a miscommunication between him and Kuldeep. However, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who retired hurt on 104* yesterday, came to bat after the wicket of Gill. 

Soon, he joined hands with Sarfaraz Khan to annihilate England's bowling attack. While the left-hander registered the second double-ton of his career, Sarfaraz smashed twin fifties. Jaiswal's innings were filled with records, and here are a few of those:

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Jaiswal became the first Indian batter to convert each of his first three Test tons into a 150+ score. Previously, Vinod Kambli, VVS Laxman, and Cheteshwar Pujara had converted their first two to 150+. 

- Jaiswal also became the first Indian batter to register three or more 150+ scores before turning 23. Overall, he is the sixth batter to achieve this feat. Sir Don Bradman (5), Javed Miandad (4), and Graeme Smith (4) have more than him. Neil Harvey and Kusal Mendis are tied with three. 

- Jaiswal is now the third Indian batter to hit double 100s in consecutive Test matches. Kambli in 1993 and Virat Kohli in 2017 are the other two. 

-The left-hander is now the third Indian batter after Vinoo Mankad and Kohli to hit multiple double centuries in a bilateral Test series. 

- Only three other batters in Test history had multiple double-centuries before turning 23.

- Jaiswal became the sixth Indian batter to score a double-ton in the second innings of a Test. The last batter to achieve this was Wasim Jaffer (212) against West Indies in 2006 in Antigua. 

- In three Tests, he has 545 runs, the second-most by an Indian opener in a bilateral Test series. Sunil Gavaskar has scored 700+ runs twice, and both against West Indies. In the away series in 1971, he scored 772 runs, and in the home series in 1978, he amassed 732. 

- In his innings of an unbeaten 214, Jaiswal smashed 12 sixes, the joint-most by a batter in a Test innings. Wasim Akram, against Zimbabwe, clubbed 12 sixes en route to his 257. 

- Overall, Jaiswal has hit 22 sixes this series, which is the most by any batter in a bilateral Test series. The current Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma, hit 19 against South Africa in 2019. 

-In a Test match, only Rohit against South Africa in Visakhapatnam in 2019, hit more sixes than Jaiswal (12).

-The Mumbaikar smashed Anderson for three consecutive sixes in the 85th over. He is only the second batter, after George Bailey in 2013 in Perth, to hit three maximums against Anderson in a single over. 

Sarfaraz shines on debut

-Sarfaraz became the fourth Indian batter in Tests to register twin 50+ scores on debut. Shreyas Iyer (105 & 65) was the last batter to achieve this feat (vs NZ in 2021). 

-The right-hander hit four sixes in this Test match (1 & 3), the most by an Indian batter on Test debut. 

-Throughout this Test match, Sarfaraz scored at a strike rate of 94.2 (across two innings). 

In Tests since 1990, among batters who have scored 100+ runs on debut, only Luke Ronchi against England in 2015 (119 at 127.95), Shikhar Dhawan against Australia in 2013 (187 at 107.5), and Matt Prior against West Indies in 2007 (147 at 107.3), had a higher strike rate. 

Team India's six-hitting at a spree

-In this innings, India smashed 18 sixes, the most by them in a single Test innings. Only New Zealand, against Pakistan in 2014 in Sharjah, had hit more (22) in an innings. 

-Cumulatively, India hit 28 sixes in this match, the most by any team in a single Test. Previously, they had hit 27 against South Africa in 2019 in Visakhapatnam. In 2019, Rohit had hit 13 out of the 27, and Jaiswal in this match smashed 12 (all in one innings). In this match, Rohit had only three to his name. 

-India have already hit 48 sixes this series, the most by a team in a bilateral Test series. Again, they bettered their record of 47 against South Africa in 2019. Apart from India, England, in the 2023 Ashes, had hit 43 sixes. 

Few other records

-With a win by 434 runs, India registered their biggest margin of win by runs. Also, this is England's second heaviest defeat in Tests. Against Australia in 1934, they had lost by 562 runs chasing 708. 

-There have been two 400+ scores in the second innings in this series, England in Hyderabad, and India in this innings. Only once before this series in India have there been two scores of 400+ in the second innings. 

When Pakistan toured India in 2005, Pakistan in Mohali scored 496/9 before declaring, and India in Bengaluru scored 407/9d.

-Shubman Gill became the sixth Indian batter in Tests to be run out in the nineties. The last Indian batter to suffer this fate was MS Dhoni (99) in 2012 against England. 

-In an innings in which Anderson has bowled 10+ overs, this is the first time he has conceded above six runs per over. 

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