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June 06, 2006

Wasim Jaffer

When he last toured the West Indies [Images] in 2001-02, Wasim Jaffer [Images] missed out on a century at St. John's, Antigua, getting out for 86.

Equipped with a more polished technique and maturity, the Mumbai batsman, who returned to the Test team after undergoing surgery on his right shin bone, stuck around this time to not only notch a double hundred and become the first Indian opener to get into triple figures at the venue, but also pull India out of the woods and into a commanding position on Day 4 of the first Test.

In the process, he became only the fourth Indian batsman to score a double in the West Indies, Sunil Gavaskar [Images], Dilip Sardesai and Navjot Singh Sidhu having achieved the feat once each.

The current knock is also Jaffer's highest Test score, bettering the 100 he scored against England [Images] at Nagpur in March.

Join us in congratulating the 28-year-old batsman.

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