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Border-Gavaskar Trophy: 2nd Test - 10 interesting facts

Stats 05 Mar 2013, 19:20 IST

India’s most successful Test captain

As India won the second Test match, making it two in a row, here are some interesting stats which emerge after their win:

1. This was India’s 117th victory in Test cricket.

2. It was India’s 80th victory at home.

3. It was 32nd time when India won a match by an innings; also, 24th time at home.

4. This was India’s 22nd victory against Australia; 17th at home.

5. It was India’s 6th win against Australia under Dhoni at home.

6. It was also 5th consecutive win against Australia at home.

7. This was Dhoni’s 7th Test win by an innings margin, equalling Ganguly’s tally of 7. Only Md. Azharuddin is now ahead of Dhoni with 8 wins.

8. Australia is the first team to lose a match by an innings margin after declaring in the first innings of the match.

9. This was the 8th instant when India won a Test match without taking all 20 wickets of the opposition.

10. This was Dhoni’s 22nd Test win as the Indian captain, surpassing Sourav Ganguly‘s previous best of 21 Test wins as captain.

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