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Yashasvi Jaiswal’s Spectacular Show: Conquering James Anderson With Three Sixes
By CricShots - Feb 18, 2024 1:57 pm
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In a breathtaking display of power-hitting, Yashasvi Jaiswal relentlessly attacked veteran English fast bowler James Anderson during the fourth day of the third Test in Rajkot. The young Indian opening batsman registered his name in the record books by hitting 12 sixes in a Test innings and set a new benchmark for India.

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Yashasvi Jaiswal smashes three consecutive sixes off James Anderson

This explosive innings also saw him surpass Rohit Sharma’s record of most sixes in a Test series for India, with an impressive tally of 22 sixes in three matches. Jaiswal’s fearless attack against veteran bowler Anderson, who has taken 695 Test wickets, showcased the audacity of youth as the 22-year-old confidently sent three balls across the boundary in a single over.

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This is only the second instance in Anderson’s illustrious Test career that he has been hit for three sixes in an over, the previous incident being against Australia’s George Bailey in 2013. Playing only his third Test series for India, Yashasvi Jaiswal’s stellar performance saw him cross the 500-run mark in the series, joining Sourav Ganguly in the exclusive club of left-handed Indian batsmen to achieve the feat.

 

As praised by Sunil Gavaskar, the Mumbai school of batsmanship was on full display as Jaiswal combined with Mumbai teammate Sarfaraz Khan to score a brilliant century to put India in a dominant position in the third Test.

Resuming his innings after retiring due to back spasms on the third day, Jaiswal displayed determination and converted his brilliant century into back-to-back double centuries. The young opener’s hat-trick of sixes in an over put him alongside respected players like MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav.

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On the strength of Jaiswal’s explosive batting, India declared its second innings at 430 runs for 4 wickets, giving England a strong target of 557 runs in the second session. The young sensation from Mumbai left an indelible mark on the Test match, marking the arrival of a powerful force in the Indian cricket scene.