Rohit Sharma has scripted a remarkable feat in Test cricket by becoming the first player ever to register 30 consecutive double-digit scores. Surpassing Sri Lanka’s legendary batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who previously held the record with 29 double-digit scores, Rohit achieved this milestone during Day 4 of the second Test against West Indies in Port of Spain. Often hailed for his prowess in white-ball cricket, Rohit has silenced doubters and proved his mettle as an equally formidable Test batsman in recent years.
A glance at Rohit Sharma’s last 30 Test innings reveals his consistent form and contribution to the team: 12, 161, 26, 66, 25*, 49, 34, 30, 36, 12*, 83, 21, 19, 59, 11, 127, 29, 15, 46, 120, 32, 31, 12, 12, 35, 15, 43, 103, 80, 57. During the second Test match against the West Indies, Rohit once again displayed his fine touch with a brilliant half-century and formed a valuable partnership with his new opening partner, Yashasvi Jaiswal, establishing India’s commanding position in the game.
On Day 4, India declared their second innings at 181 for 2, setting a challenging target of 365 runs for the West Indies to win the Test on Sunday. When the declaration was made amid rain-interrupted proceedings, Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan remained unbeaten on 29 and 52 respectively.
Despite the afternoon session being affected by rain, India managed to extend their lead to 301 runs at tea, adding 20 runs in just three overs while losing the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal, who contributed a brisk 38 off 30 balls.
The rain played its part, disrupting play at the Queen’s Park Oval, with only three overs possible in the afternoon session before an early lunch was taken.