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West Indies v India 1st Test, Day 1 – Statistical Highlights

Devendra Bishoo vs India
West Indies player Devendra Bishoo. (Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

India got off to a great start on the opening day of the 4-match Test series with captain Virat Kohli leading from the front with an unbeaten 143. Shikhar Dhawan scored 84 and shared a century stand with Kohli. India had 3 other fifty-plus stands which helped them finish the day at 302/4. Here we look at all the stats recorded during Day 1 play.

1 – For the first time in Test cricket, Ravichandran Ashwin batted in the top 6. This was also the first time since 2009 where Ashwin batted in top 6 in a first-class game. He batted at 6 in the first innings and opened in 2nd innings during Tamil Nadu and Delhi game in December 2009.

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3 – Number of century stands between Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli in the 7 Test innings as a pair.

4 – Number of consecutive fifty plus stands India had in this innings. They had fifty stands for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th wickets. Since 2011, this is the 3rd time India had 4 consecutive fifty plus stands in a Test innings. In 2011 vs West Indies at Kolkata and in 2014 vs Australia at Adelaide are the two instances.

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5 – Number of centuries Virat Kohli has outside home in Test cricket as captain, joint most by an Indian captain. Mohammad Azharuddin also had 5 centuries outside home.

8 – Virat Kohli became the first Indian and 8th individual overall to score a century in his maiden Test innings in West Indies as captain. Number of overseas centuries Virat has scored in Test cricket as captain, joint most by an Indian captain. Mohammad Azharuddin also had 5 centuries outside home.

11.28 – Murali Vijay’s batting average in Test cricket in West Indies, his lowest in any country.

18 – Innings taken by Virat Kohli for 1000 Test runs as captain, joint 2nd fastest to the mark. Sunil Gavaskar took 14 innings while MS Dhoni did it in 18 innings.

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49 – Highest score by an Indian player to in his maiden innings as captain in West Indies before this game was Rahul Dravid’s 49 during 2004-05 tour.

50+ – Shikhar Dhawan has scored a fifty in his maiden innings in West Indies in the ODI format and did so in Test as well.

67 – Balls faced by Cheteshwar Pujara in the first innings. He is now the only Indian to face 67 or more balls in a Test innings without hitting a boundary since 2011. The last one was Ishant Sharma, who faced 69 balls vs Australia in the first innings in December 2011.

73 – Innings taken by Virat Kohli for scoring his 12th Test century. Among Indians, only Sunil Gavaskar (66) took fewer innings.

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76 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in his previous Test series in West Indies in the 5 innings and averaged 15.2. He scored an unbeaten 143 at end of Day 1.

84 – Shikhar Dhawan’s 84 is now the 2nd highest score by an Indian opener in maiden Test innings in West Indies. This is the 4th highest score overall by an Indian in his maiden Test innings in West Indies.

302 – Runs scored by India on Day 1. These are the 2nd most runs scored by a team on opening day of a Test match in West Indies since 2007. Highest is by 341/5 by England in 2015 also at Antigua.

3137 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in Test cricket. He became the 19th Indian to score 3000+ Test runs in this format. He is also the 8th fastest in terms of innings taken.

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