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India vs Bangladesh, 2019: 1st Test, Day 3 – India’s record streak, Umesh’s home record, India’s declarations and more stats

All the statistical highlights from India’s innings win during the first Test in Indore.

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Indian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India took a 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series against Bangladesh following an innings and 130-run win in the first match at the Holkar Stadium. Bangladesh began their first innings on 3rd day morning as India declared their first innings overnight with a 343-run lead. The Indian pacers continued to trouble the visiting team’s batsmen as they were five down for just 72 runs on the board. Mohammed Shami starred with a 4-wicket haul while Mushfiqur Rahim scored a gritty 64-run before the visitors were bundled out for only 213.

All the statistical highlights from India’s innings win during the first Test in Indore:

India’s winning streak:

6 – India registered their 6th consecutive win in Test cricket starting from the series in the West Indies. This is now India’s joint-longest winning streak in this format. They levelled the streak of six wins in 2013 where they defeated Australia at 4-0 and West Indies by 2-0 margins at home.

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3 – India won each of their last three Test matches by innings margins; their joint-longest such streak. India registered three consecutive innings Test wins in 1992/93 home season against England (2) and Zimbabwe (1). They replicated this feat in 1993/94 when they hosted Sri Lanka.


India equals England’s declarations feat:

6 – India declared each of their last six Test innings; the joint-longest streak for any side in the history of Test cricket. England also declared six consecutive innings during their 2009 tour of the West Indies. The English team declared both their innings in 3rd, 4th and 5th Tests during that tour.


India’s fortress:

8 – India won each of their 8 matches in International cricket at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. They won five ODIs played between 2008 and 2015 here, a T20I in 2017 and two Test matches in 2016 and 2019. No other team has won more than six matches in International cricket at a venue at 100 win percentage.


Kohli goes past Dhoni:

10 – India now has won 10 Test matches by an innings margin under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. These are the most innings wins for India under any skipper surpassing nine wins under MS Dhoni.


The pacers domination:

14 – Number of wickets for Indian pacers in this Test match; the 2nd most wickets claimed by Indian pacers in a home Test win. India won the 1980 Chennai Test against Pakistan with the fast bowlers taking 15 wickets.


Umesh’s record spree:

8 – Umesh Yadav picked up more than a wicket in each of his last 8 Test innings at home. No other Indian pacer took two or more wickets in more than six consecutive Test innings on Indian soil.


A rare Test without a wicket for Jadeja:

3 – Ravindra Jadeja bowled 17 overs in this Test match but failed to pick a wicket. In his 47-match Test career, Jadeja failed to pick a wicket in only three Tests. He bowled 35 overs in the 2014 Nottingham Test against England and two overs during the 2017 Kolkata Test against Sri Lanka without taking a wicket.


A Test win without captain’s contribution:

4 – Virat Kohli bagged a 2-ball duck in India’s lone innings and didn’t bowl in the match but took a catch. Thus, he became the first Indian captain to win a Test match by innings margin without scoring a run and bowling a delivery during the game.

Overall, this is only the 4th time India won a Test match without their captain scoring a run and without bowling. Ajit Wadekar made a similar contribution when he led India to 7-wicket win against West Indies in the 1971 Port of Spain Test. India won the 2002 Chennai Test also against West Indies by 8 wickets when skipper Sourav Ganguly bagged a duck in only innings he batted and did not bowl in the match.

However, he took four catches across the two innings. During the 2011 Delhi Test, MS Dhoni was unbeaten on 0 in the 2nd innings after bagging a duck in the first essay when India defeated West Indies by 5 wickets. Dhoni was also the Indian keeper in that game and did not bowl at any point. However, he claimed three catches and effected a stumping.

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