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Yashasvi Jaiswal inches closer to break Virat Kohli’s record

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TOI Sports Desk / TIMESOFINDIA.COM / Updated: Feb 27, 2024, 10:36 IST

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Yashasvi Jaiswal, the Indian opener, continues his remarkable run-scoring spree in the ongoing Test series against England. With an impressive total of 655 runs in four matches at an average of 93.57, Yashasvi stands as the leading run-scorer in the current five-match series. The 22-year-old left-hander has now joined the ranks of Virat Kohli as the joint-second-highest Indian run-getter in a home Test series, matching Kohli’s record of 655 runs.

Yashasvi Jaiswal inches closer to break Virat Kohli and Sunil Gavaskar's records

Yashasvi Jaiswal (ANI Photo)

NEW DELHI: India opener

Yashasvi Jaiswal

is on a run making spree in the ongoing Test series against England. With 655 runs in 4 matches, at an average of 93.57, Yashasvi is the top run-getter in the five-match series so far.
The 22 year-old left hander became the joint-second-highest Indian run-getter in a home Test series, equalling the record of Virat Kohli. He equalled Kohli’s tally of 655 runs on the fourth day of the 4th Test against England in Ranchi. Virat scored 655 runs in 5 Tests against England in the 2016 home series at an average of 109.16.
Virat Kohli has three instances in his career of scoring 600-plus runs in a Test series, achieving this against Sri Lanka in 2017 (610 runs in a home series), England in 2016 (655 runs in a home series), and England again in 2014 (692 runs in a home series).

The top spot in the list remains with Sunil Gavaskar, who scored a remarkable 732 runs in six matches against the West Indies in 1978/79.
As Yashasvi approaches the final Test match in Dharamsala, scheduled for March 7, he is just 38 runs away from surpassing Virat Kohli’s tally of 692 runs in a Test series.
Also, if Yashasvi manages to score 120 and plus runs, he will also surpass Gavaskar to top the list.
Most runs in a Test series for India:
774 Sunil Gavaskar vs West Indies in 1970
732 Sunil Gavaskar vs West Indies in 1978
692 Virat Kohli vs England in 2014
655 Virat Kohli vs England in 2016
655 Yashasvi Jaiswal vs England in 2024*

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