India completed a 2-0 Test series win against the West Indies as they claimed the remaining eight wickets on the 4th day before Tea. The major talking point of the day was Darren Bravo who suffered a concussion and was replaced by Jermaine Blackwood. Shamarh Brooks scored the first fifty of the series for the home team and added 61 runs for the 5th wicket in 20 overs with Blackwood. Once the partnership was broken, the hosts didn’t last even ten overs.
All the statistical highlights from India’s 2-0 Test series win over the Caribbean team:
A first in International cricket:
12 – As many as 12 players batted for West Indies during their 2nd innings as Jermaine Blackwood replaced Darren Bravo who suffered a concussion. Thus, this became the first-ever innings to involve more than 11 cricketers in any International format.
Prior to this Test, there have been 82 ODI matches (including one in Women’s ODI), one T20I and one Test match where more than 22 players took part.
Kohli goes past Dhoni; levels Misbah:
28 – Virat Kohli’s 28 wins in Test cricket are the most Test wins for an Indian captain and also the most number of Test victories for an Asian captain. He went past MS Dhoni’s 27 Test wins with this victory.
13 – Kohli led India in 13 away Test wins and 8 Test victories outside Asia; the joint-most for any Asian captain. Misbah-ul-Haq also led Pakistan to 13 away Test wins including 8 outside Asia.
An unbeaten tour for India:
8 – India did not lose even one game on this tour of West Indies and USA. The eight matches India played in this tour are the 2nd most by them without losing even one. India won all nine matches they played during the 2017 Sri Lanka tour. No other Indian tour of more than five matches ended without 0 losses for them.
A dream series for Indian fast bowlers:
12.58 – Indian pacers’ bowling average of 12.58 in this Test series is the best for any team’s pacers in a Test series since 1913. (Min: 25 wickets) This is also the best ever Test series for the Indian pacers.
England pacers averaged 9.53 during the 1955 2-match Test series in New Zealand while the West Indies pacers had an average of 11.32 during last year’s Test series at home against Bangladesh.
Ishant joins a legendary list:
20 – Ishant Sharma now has been part of as many as 20 Test wins of India away from home; the joint 2nd most for any player. Rahul Dravid leads the list with 24 such appearances while Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman also appeared in exactly 20 away Test wins of India.
13 – Ishant has been involved in 13 Test victories of India outside Asia; the joint-most by any player. Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman also represented India in 13 Test wins outside Asia. Virat Kohli is next on this list with 10 such appearances.
A tough series for West Indies batters:
1 – Shamarh Brooks’ 50 is the only individual fifty recorded for the West Indies in this Test series. This is the first time West Indies had as less as one individual fifty in a Test series of more than one match.
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