A successful Jaiswal shone on the second day of the first Test match being played at the Windsor Park ground in Dominica. He created history by scoring a century on his Test debut. After Jaiswal, captain Rohit Sharma also scored a century. This was Rohit’s 10th Test century. After scoring a century, Rohit could not take the score further. He was dismissed for just 103 runs. He was caught off Joshua da Silva by Alik Athanaje off the fourth ball of the 76th over. There was a partnership of 229 runs for the first wicket in the opening overs. It was the first time in Test history that India led the opposition without losing a single wicket.
For the sixth time in Indian Test history, both openers have scored a century in an innings abroad. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan had previously achieved this feat in 2015. In addition, this match was special for Rohit Sharma. He made a special record by scoring a century this time. Rohit has scored the most centuries while playing outside India with 16 centuries.
In this regard, he has also beaten former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar. After Rohit and Gavaskar, the name of Shikhar Dhawan is included in the third place in the list of opening batsmen who have scored most centuries abroad. Dhawan has scored 10 test centuries while opening overseas.
Indian openers with most centuries overseas
16- Rohit Sharma*
15- Sunil Gavaskar
10- Shikhar Dhawan
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In addition, Rohit also became the Indian batsman with the most centuries in the history of the World Test Championship. Rohit has the most centuries in WTC history with 7 centuries. After him is Mayank Agarwal who has scored 4 centuries. Additionally, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane jointly occupy the third position. They have scored 3 centuries each. (Skipper Rohit Sharma scored his 10th Test century surpassing Sunil Gavaskar as an opener batter)
Indian batsmen with most centuries in WTC history
7- Rohit Sharma*
4- Mayank Aggarwal
3- Virat Kohli
3- Rishabh Pant
3- Ajinkya Rahane
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