IND vs WI 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma Surpasses Mahela Jayawardene To Create New Historic Record

Indian captain created historic record in the second Test against West Indies and surpassed Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene

IND vs WI 2nd Test: Rohit Sharma Surpasses Mahela Jayawardene To Create New Historic Record

Rohit Sharma (credit: Twitter)

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TEAM India’s captain Rohit Sharma created history on Day four of the second Test between India and West Indies at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain in Trinidad. He surpassed Sri Lankan legend Mahela Jayawardene to become the first batter with 30 consecutive double-figure scores in Test cricket history.

Rohit doesn’t get enough credit for his performance in Test cricket but he is currently the leading run-scorer for Team India and also has the best average, most hundreds, most fours, most sixes in WTC history.

The skipper himself was in devastating touch in the morning session as he struck his fastest fifty, off 35 balls, in Test cricket. Rohit and Jaiswal batted on T20 mode after Siraj cleaned up the West Indies lower-order in the first hour of play.

Rohit Sharma Eye Clean Sweep Victory Over Windies

India gave themselves the best chance to win the second Test against the West Indies with an ultra-aggressive batting approach after lead pacer Mohammed Siraj produced career-best figures on another rain-hit day here.

Siraj’s five-wicket haul in the morning session allowed India to bowl out the West Indies for 255 in their first innings after the hosts started day four at 229 for five.

Having gained a massive 183-run first-innings lead, India went for an all-out attack in the second innings to smash 181 for two in 24 overs before declaring 35 minutes after the tea break to set the home team a 365-run target.

India raced to 100 runs in 12.2 overs, the fastest team hundred in Test cricket history.

At stumps on day four, West Indies were 76 for 2 in 32 overs with R Ashwin removing Kraigg Brathwaite (28) and Kirk McKenzie (0). The hosts need another 289 runs on the final day for an improbable win.

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