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Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes second-fastest Indian to reach 1000 Test runs

By Akanksha - March 7, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 07, 2024 05:57 PM
Yashasvi Jaiswal becomes second-fastest Indian to reach 1000 Test runs

Star opener Yashasvi Jaiswal of India has broken the previous joint record held by Sunil Gavaskar and Cheteshwar Pujara, who both accomplished the feat in 11 Tests, by being the fastest Indian to hit 1000 runs in Test cricket. On the first day of the fifth Test against England, Jaiswal accomplished this accomplishment. In his ninth Test match, he achieved his 1000 Test runs, making him the equal second fastest player to reach this milestone overall. This is noteworthy. At the top of the leaderboard, Don Bradman accomplished 1000 runs in just seven Test matches. The cricket greats George Headley, Everton Weekes, and Herbert Sutcliffe currently share second place with Jaiswal.

Fastest 1000 Test runs to be scored by Indian batters

Player Tests
Yashasvi Jaiswal 9
Sunil Gavaskar 11
Cheteshwar Pujara 11
Vinod Kambli 12
Mayank Agarwal 12

Jaiswal became the sixth-fastest player in Test cricket history to achieve the 1000-run mark, having done it in his 16th innings. With 14 innings to score 1000 Test runs, Vinod Kambli tops the list among Indian players. Jaiswal is now the second fastest, having surpassed Cheteshwar Pujara's 18 innings. In general, Jaiswal has surpassed players who needed a few extra innings to reach this milestone, such as Marnus Labuschagne and Graeme Smith.

Batters to break the 1000 Test run (number of innings played):

Player Innings
Herbert Sutcliffe (England) 12
Everton Weekes (West Indies) 12
Don Bradman (Australia) 13
Neil Harvey (Australia) 14
Vinod Kambli (India) 14
Yashasvi Jaiswal (India) 16

Furthermore, Jaiswal broke yet another milestone when he overtook Virat Kohli for the most runs in an India-England Test series. Jaiswal has accumulated 707 runs so far in the series, rising swiftly in the elite list of most runs scored in a single Test series, thanks to his performance in the current Dharamsala Test, where he scored one run in the first innings.

Regarding the game, India finished the day on 135/1 thanks to the outstanding fifties of Rohit Sharma (52) and Jaiswal (57), after Kuldeep Yadav's magnificent fifer had reduced England to just 218 on the first day.

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