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Sarfaraz Khan and Yashasvi Jaiswal: A Furious Mix-Up In Rajkot Test
By CricShots - Feb 18, 2024 2:27 pm
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In the third Test between India and England at the Niranjan Shah Cricket Stadium in Rajkot, a dramatic mix-up unfolded between Sarfaraz Khan and Yashasvi Jaiswal, creating a tense moment during their partnership. Sarfaraz drove the ball towards deep extra cover, eyeing a potential two, but Jaiswal denied the run, forcing Sarfaraz to retreat.

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Sarfaraz Khan and Yashasvi Jaiswal made a huge inbeaten partnership

This incident occurred while both batsmen were approaching significant milestones, with Sarfaraz nearing his fifty and Jaiswal eyeing a double century. The denied run left Sarfaraz visibly frustrated, and even Rohit Sharma, from the dressing room, displayed his displeasure.

Despite the tense moment, both batsmen eventually reached their respective milestones. The duo went on to add a substantial 172 runs for the fifth wicket, with Jaiswal contributing 99 and Sarfaraz Khan adding 68 to the total.

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Sarfaraz Khan’s discontent stemmed from a cautious approach by Jaiswal, who was approaching his double century and preferred avoiding risks at that stage. This incident echoed a similar mix-up in the first innings, where Sarfaraz was run out due to a misunderstanding with Ravindra Jadeja.

 

In the second innings, Sarfaraz Khan secured his second half-century, while Yashasvi Jaiswal crafted his second double-century in the match, showcasing remarkable batting prowess. Jaiswal’s unbeaten 214 off 236 deliveries included 14 boundaries and an impressive 12 sixes, bringing his series tally to 22 sixes. Notably, he equalled the Test record for most sixes in innings, sharing it with former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram.

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The innings concluded with Rohit Sharma declaring at 430/4 in 98 overs, setting England a daunting target of 557 runs to win the Test match. As India stands in a commanding position, the likelihood of winning the third Test and taking the series lead is high. The Indian team aims to maintain its unbeaten streak in the Test series at home since the 2012 series against England.

India’s remarkable comeback in the ongoing series includes a win in the second Test in Vizag, following a defeat in Hyderabad. The team’s resilience has been a key factor in its 16 consecutive Test series victories at home. With the remaining two Test matches scheduled for Ranchi and Dharamsala, India is determined to extend this impressive streak against England.