After a brilliant first innings partnership of 139 runs in the ongoing match, Rohit and Jaiswal added 98 runs in the second innings.
Combined with an opening partnership of 229 runs in the first Test, they scored a total of 466 runs, setting a new record for an Indian opening pair in a two-match Test series.
The highest opening partnership in a two-match Test series is held by Graeme Smith and Neil McKenzie’s 479-run partnership in a two-Test series against Bangladesh in 2008.
For India, the highest opening partnership in a series (over two Tests) was Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan’s 537 against Australia in 1979-80. The partnership of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir who scored 477 runs against Pakistan in 2005 is right behind.
In India’s second innings on Sunday, Rohit and Jaiswal showed their attacking prowess, batting at an impressive run-rate of 8.28, now the second-highest partnership by an opening pair that has lasted at least 50 runs.
The highest run rate by an opening pair is held by England’s Marcus Trescothie and Michael Warne, who batted at a run rate of 10 against Sri Lanka in 2002.
India declared their second innings at 181/2 after Rohit Sharma (57) and Yashaswi Jaiswal (38) again set the platform with a 98-run partnership, with Ishan Kishan (52*) and Shubman Gill (29*) remaining unbeaten. Set a target of 365 for West Indies, they are 76/2 at the end of day four.
India’s quick scoring rate ensured that they broke the 22-year-old record for the fastest team century in Tests. CricketIt was in Sri Lanka’s name until Sunday.
India broke the record by crossing 100 runs in 12.2 overs (74 balls). Lankan reached 100 in 13.2 overs (80 balls) against Bangladesh in 2001 Asian Test Championship.
Earlier, WI were bowled out for 255 in reply to India’s first innings score of 438.
(with agency inputs)