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Records galore in India’s thumping win

 Agencies |  2016-12-22 22:45:06.0  |  New Delhi

Records galore in India’s thumping win

  • The Indian Test team are now unbeaten for a record 18 matches. The previous record stood at 17 between 1985-87
  • The Indian Test team scripted its ninth win of the current calendar year for the 
  • first time
  • The 4-0 series win is also their biggest-ever against England. Their previous best was the 3-0 series verdict under Mohammad Azharuddin’s captaincy in 1992-93
  • With the win over England, the team registered their 5th successive Test series victory since September 2015
  • In the fifth and final match of the series, India notched up their highest total in Test cricket, 759 for 7 declared
  • The victory by an innings and 75 runs in the final Test is India’s biggest win margin against England
  • In the Chennai Test, Ravindra Jadeja became the first all-rounder to post a fifty, capture 10 wickets or more and take four catches in a Test match
  • India have won nine Tests out of 12 played this year, which is also the most by the team in a calendar year, eclipsing the eight victories out of 14 in 2010
  • In the second innings of the last Test, Jadeja took Cook’s wicket for the 6th time in the series — the most occasions a bowler has claimed his wicket in a Test series
  • Playing in only his third match, Karun Nair (303 not out) became only the second Indian to score a tripe century in Test cricket after Virender Sehwag (twice)
  • Nair is only the third batsman after the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers and Bob Simpson to have converted his debut Test hundred into a triple ton
  • England, with defeats at Mumbai and Chennai Tests, have earned a dubious distinction of recording successive defeats by an innings margin despite scoring 400 or more runs in both the matches — the first team to do so
ICC Test bowler No.1

  1. Ravichandran Ashwin stands at the top spot in the ICC Test bowlers’ ranking list with 887 points
  2. Ashwin ended the England Test series with 28 wickets
  3. Ashwin contributed 306 runs with the bat in the series and stands at the first spot in the ICC Test all-rounder ranking list with 482 points
ICC Test bowler No.2
  1. Ravindra Jadeja’s maiden 10-wicket match haul against England in the Chennai Test propelled him to the second position
  2. His performance has earned him 66 points and brought him within eight points of Ashwin
  3. Owing to Jadeja’s contribution with the bat, he has achieved his career-best third rank leapfrogging Josh Hazlewood,James Anderson, Dale Steyn and Rangana Herath

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