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Rohit Sharma And Yashasvi Jaiswal Create Record In Opening Partnership In West Indies Test Series

During the India tour of West Indies 2023, the visitors India set many records. One of those was the Indian opening partner’s, Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, setting up most partnership runs in an away Test series.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 25.07.2023
Rohit Sharma And Yashasvi Jaiswal Create Record In Opening Partnership In West Indies Test Series

During the India tour of West Indies 2023, the visitors India set many records in their 1-0 series win in the two-match Test series. One of those was the Indian opening partner’s setting up most partnership runs in an away Test series.  

In the two-match Test series, the Indian openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and captain Rohit Sharma dominated the Caribbean bowlers. Jaiswal made his Test debut on this tour, where he recorded a century on Test debut.

After putting a 229-run opening partnership in the Test series opener at Roseau, where India won by an innings and 141 runs, Rohit-Yashasvi set up the 139 runs and 98 runs partnerships in the last Test at Port of Spain. Unfortunately, the Port of Spain Test had a draw result due to many rain interruptions.

In the two-match away Test series, Rohit-Yashasvi aggregated 466 runs in three innings.

Here we have brought some crucial stats of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal’s opening partnership aggregate runs in the Test series

  • It was the highest opening partnership aggregate runs for an Indian opening partner in an away Test series. The previous record was 459 runs between Virender Sehwag and Aakash Chopra during the 2003/04 Australia tour.

  • It was the third-highest opening partnership aggregate runs for an Indian opening partner in a Test series.


Indian opening partners with most partnership runs in a bilateral Test series


Partners

Total partnership runs in the series

Number of innings in the series

Opposition

Hosts

Season

Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan

537

8

Australia

India

1979/80

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir

477

6

Pakistan

India

2005

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal

466

3

West Indies

West Indies

2003

Virender Sehwag and Aakash Chopra

459

8

Australia

Australia

2003/04

Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid

457

3

Pakistan

Pakistan

2006

(Updated till 24 July 2023)

  • Also, it was the third highest opening partnership aggregate runs in a two-match Test series.


Highest opening partnership aggregates in a two-match Test series


Partners (Teams)

Total partnership runs in the series

Opposition

Hosts

Season

Graeme Smith & Neil McKenzie (South Africa)

479

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

2008

Dean Elgar & Aiden Markram (South Africa)

469

Bangladesh

South Africa

2017

Rohit Sharma & Yashasvi Jaiswal (India)

466

West Indies

West Indies

2023

Graeme Smith & Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)

440

Pakistan

South Africa

2002/03

Grant Flower & Gavin Rennie (Zimbabwe)

422

New Zealand

Zimbabwe

1997

(Updated till 24 July 2023)

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