West Indies v India 1st Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights
Updated - Jul 25, 2016 5:05 am
India wrapped up the 1st Test on Day 4, shortly after the Tea break. India’s No.1 all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin sneaked in with 7 wickets following his century in the first innings and created quite a few records. This win turned out to be India’s biggest win outside Asia in Test cricket. Here we look at all the stats recorded during Day 4 play.
1 – This is Ravi Ashwin’s maiden 5-wicket haul outside Asia in Test cricket. His previous best in a Test innings was 4/105 vs Australia at Sydney in January 2015.
2 – Virat Kohli’s double century in this game is only the 2nd double century scored by Indian outside Asia in winning cause. In overall, 10 double centuries have been recorded by Indians outside Asia in Test cricket with 8 of them coming in draws. Rahul Dravid’s double ton at Adelaide in 2003 against Australia was the other instance of a double ton in a winning cause.
3 – Number of players including Ravichandran Ashwin who have achieved the combination of a century and 5-wicket haul in the same match at home and away in Test cricket. Ian Botham and Gary Sobers are the other two.
3 – Ravichandran Ashwin became the 3rd spinner to achieve the combination of a century and 5-wicket haul in a Test match on two occasions. Mushtaq Mohammed and Shakib Al Hasan are the other two.
4 – Ravichandran Ashwin became only the 3rd player to score a century and take 7-wicket haul in the same Test match. Overall this is the 4th such instance. Ian Botham had done it twice while Jack George did it once.
6 – Number of right-handed batsmen Ravi Ashwin dismissed in the 2nd innings. This is only the 2nd time Ashwin has picked 5 wickets of right handers in a Test innings. Other instance was in 2012 vs New Zealand at Hyderabad.
7/83 – Ravi Ashwin’s bowling figures of 7/83 are the 3rd best by an Indian spinner outside Asia in Test cricket. E Prasanna’s 8/76 vs New Zealand in 1976 and Anil Kumble’s 8/141 vs Australia in 2004 are the best.
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10 – Number of consecutive Test matches where Ravi Ashwin has picked up at least one 4-wicket haul. He overhauled Bishan Singh Bedi’s India record of 9 consecutive Tests with at least one 4-wicket haul.
92 – The victory margin of innings win in 92 runs. This is the highest margin of victory for India in a Test outside Asia. India won by an innings and 90 runs vs Zimbabwe in 2005.
566/8 dec – India’s first innings total in this Test is the 2nd highest total outside Asia for India that ended in winning cause.
2007 – Last Indian spinner before Ashwin to win a Man of the Match award outside Asia was Anil Kumble in 2007 vs England at The Oval.
2010 – Last time an Indian before Ashwin picked more than one wicket after scoring a century while batting in the top 6 in Test cricket was Virender Sehwag vs Sri Lanka in 2010 at Colombo. In fact, Ashwin’s was the 1st instance of an Indian scoring century batting in top 6 & picking at least 1 wicket since Sachin Tendulkar did so at Cape Town vs South Africa in 2011.
2011 – Last time an Indian spinner before Ashwin picked a 7-wicket haul in Tests outside Asia was Harbhajan Singh at Cape Town vs South Africa in 2011. Since then Ravindra Jadeja at Durban in 2013 is only Indian to take a 5-wicket haul. Jadeja picked 6 wickets in that innings.