Yashasvi Jaiswal joins Gavaskar, Kohli, Dravid, and Sardesai as the sixth Indian player to score 600 or more runs in a Test series. The record for the most runs scored by an Indian in a Test series is held by Gavaskar.

During the second day of play of the fourth Test match against England in Ranchi on Saturday, opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal made history by being just the fifth Indian to hit 600 or more runs in a series. The achievement was made in the seventh inning of the current five-match Test series by left-handed batsman Jaiswal, who made his debut for India during the West Indies trip last year. He took a single off Shoaib Bashir to reach 55 not out in the closing session.

In the current series, Jaiswal went on a rampage, hitting two double-hundreds in the second and third Tests against England.

Along with Sunil Gavaskar, Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, and Dilip Sardesai, the 22-year-old Jaiswal became the first player in Indian history to score more than 600 runs in a Test series for the team.

Over 600 runs were scored in a Test series twice in the careers of former Indian captains Gavaskar, Kohli, and Dravid, while Sardesai accomplished this milestone in an away series against the West Indies in 1970–71.

Gavaskar set a record for most runs by an Indian batter in a Test series during that 1970–71 West Indies series, amassing 774 runs at 154.8, including four hundreds and three half-centuries.

It is noteworthy that Gavaskar is the only Indian to have amassed two scores of more than 700 runs in a Test series.

Yashasvi Jaiswal has scored 73 runs in this inning thus far. He had previously hit back-to-back double hundreds in the second and third Test matches. Only after Vinod Kambli and Virat Kohli have an Indian batsman score back-to-back double hundreds three times. In addition, he made history as the fourth left-hander from India to reach two hundred and fifty. Jaiswal also needs just 36 more runs to tie the record held by Indian player Virat Kohli for the most runs scored against England in a Test Series.

When the West Indies toured India in 1978–79, the “Little Master” again scored 732 runs at 91.5 in six Tests with four tons and a fifty.

Australian batting great Donald Bradman holds the record for most runs in a Test series with 974 runs at a strike rate of 139.14 across five Tests against England in 1930. Bradman also struck four hundreds.