Srinagar: Team India led by Rohit Sharma shattered multiple records on rhe Day 4 of the second Test vs hosts West Indies.
Endorsing the ‘Bazball’ style of playing Test cricket, openers Rohit Sharma and Jaiswal launched an all-out attack on the West Indies bowlers in the rain-marred contest at the Queen’s Park Oval.
Skipper Rohit Sharma played a quick-fire knock to put Team India in the driving seat. The veteran Indian opener smashed the fastest half-century of his Test career on the penultimate day in Trinidad.
Sharma notched up his fifty in just 35 balls. Rohit’s previous quickest Test fifty had arrived in 47 balls against England at Chepauk. An on-song Rohit and youngster Jaiswal propelled Team India to 98-0 in just 11.5 overs of its 2nd innings.
Rohit and Jaiswal also recorded India’s fastest-ever 50-run opening partnership in Tests. The India openers accumulated 466 runs as a batting duo in the West Indies series. Rohit and Jaiswal now hold the record for the highest opening partnership aggregates by Indian openers in a two-match Test series.
Interestingly, Rohit and Co. shattered a massive record by reaching the 100-run mark in 12.2 overs. Team India has now scored the fastest team 100 in Test cricket. The Asian giants have shattered Sri Lanka’s lesser-known record which was created in 2001.
Sri Lanka completed 100 runs as a team in 13.2 overs against Bangladesh at the time. Talking more about the match, wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan smashed his first Test half-century off 34 balls as India declared on 181-2 in 24 overs.