Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India’s promising batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal became the second quickest Indian to reach 1000 Test runs on Day one of the ongoing fifth Test against England at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Thursday. 

The southpaw reached the feat with a four off Shoaib Bashir during India’s first innings, in reply to England’s total of 218. While Jaiswal brought up his 1000 Test runs in 16 innings, former cricketer Vinod Kambli sits at the top of the charts as he achieved the feat in 14 innings. 

Jaiswal also became only the second Indian after legendary Sunil Gavaskar to score 700-plus runs in a single series. Gavaskar did it twice against West Indies in 1971 (away) and at home in 1978-79.

The aggressive opener also outshone Virat Kohli’s record of scoring 655 runs against England in a Test series.

However, Jaiswal eventually got out for 54, stumped by Ben Foakes off a Shoaib Bashir delivery.

Notably, India have already won the five match Test series 3-1. The hosts are looking forward to win the fifth and final match to consolidate their points for the current World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.