India Shatters 22-Year-Old Test Record

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India set a new Test cricket record by scoring the fastest team 100 in 22 years, surpassing Sri Lanka’s previous mark. The feat was achieved during a match against West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where Rohit Sharma, India’s captain, played an outstanding innings, scoring 57 runs off just 44 balls with three sixes. He was well-supported by the young and hard-hitting Yashasvi Jaiswal, who contributed 38 runs off 30 balls. Together, the opening pair took India to 98 runs in 11.5 overs in their second innings. The team then reached three figures in just 74 balls (12.2 overs), breaking Sri Lanka’s record of achieving the same feat in 80 balls during a Test match against Bangladesh in 2001.

During the match, Rohit also achieved another milestone by registering his fastest Test fifty in just 35 balls. His previous-quickest Test half-century came in 47 balls against England at Chepauk. Additionally, Rohit and Jaiswal accounted for India’s fastest 50-run opening partnership in Tests, and accumulated a total of 466 runs as a pair on the West Indies tour.

Moreover, Rohit became the first batter in Test history to achieve 30 consecutive double-digit scores, surpassing the previous record of 29 double-digit scores held by Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lankan legend who was once his Mumbai Indians coach.

In the final session of day four, India declared their second innings at 181 for 2, setting the West Indies a challenging target of 365 to win the second Test on Sunday. The declaration came after rain interruptions, limiting the game to three overs in the afternoon.

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