IndvsEng, 4th Test: Massive victory with ample of records
Mumbai: The dream run continues for Indian Cricket team and why not? The defiant game play by Virat Kohli and brigade has left England in dismay. India is leading 3-0 sealing the fourth Test of the five-match series by an inning and 36 runs.
Here we have come with records being registered in India’s name in the record-book after the Mumbai Test:
- India has equalled its own record of remaining unbeaten in 17 Test matches which was lastly enjoyed by the side between September 1985 and March 1987. Lastly, India was outshined by Sri Lanka in August 2015 in Galle.
- With fifth series triumph in a row, India is enjoying some great time in the game of Cricket. India had also done the same between October 2008 and January 2010.
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- India began its winning spree beating Sri Lanka away, South Africa 3-0 at home, West Indies 2-0 away and New Zealand 3-0 at home before registering a series win over England.
- It was for the third time when any team, despite posting 400 or more in the first innings, surpassed by an inning.
- Kohli broke former Indian Test skipper MS Dhoni’s record of seven wins in a calendar year (2010) by winning eight out of 14 games played in 2016.
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- Virat saved his name in the record-book as first Indian skipper to post three double tons.
- All three double tons came in the year 2016 as a skipper, another record. Former Australian captain Michael Clarke, however, leads the list hitting four double centuries in a calendar year.
- Keaton Jennings became the fourth debutant for England hitting a ton in the very first game. KS Ranjitsinhji, George Guns and Frank Hayes were the other debutants.
- With 24 five wicket hauls in 43 games, R Ashwin became the third Indian bowler to do so. The star Indian spinner would eye to succeed the other two- Anil Kumble (35 in 132 Tests) and Harbhajan Singh (25 in 103 Tests).
- Ashwin’s bowling figures of 12/167 are the second-best after Ian Botham (13/106) in 1980.
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