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Stats: India records biggest innings win ever

Aadya Sharma
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2.39K   //    06 Oct 2018, 15:32 IST

England v India: Specsavers 3rd Test - Day Four

Barely a contest, you can say, as India blanked out West Indies to record its biggest Test win ever, at Rajkot, claiming a one-nil lead in the two-match series. After Prithvi Shaw's sparkling start, the trio of spinners made sure that a brittle West Indian batting did not have space to breathe, eventually crumbling to their biggest loss against India.

Here are the important numbers from the day's play:

1 - Kuldeep Yadav becomes the first left-arm leg-spinner to take a five-wicket haul in all three formats. He is also the third spinner, after Imran Tahir and Ajantha Mendis, to pick up a fifer in all three formats.

2 - Virat Kohli is now second on the list of most wins for India as captain in Tests at home:

21 - MS Dhoni

14 - Virat Kohli

13 - Mohammad Azharuddin

6 - Prithvi Shaw became the sixth Indian to receive the Man of the Match award in his debut game.

Here's the complete list

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Pravin Amre, 1992

RP Singh, 2006

Ravi Ashwin, 2011

Shikhar Dhawan, 2013

Rohit Sharma, 2013

Prithvi Shaw, 2018

21 - The two teams hit 21 sixes in the game, the most hit in a Test match in India:

21 - India-Windies, Rajkot 2018

20 - India-Sri Lanka, Mumbai 2009

42 - Ravichandran Ashwin went past Harbhajan Singh to become in the list of most 4-fors for India in Tests:

66 - Anil Kumble

42 - Ravichandran Ashwin

41 - Harbhajan Singh

40 - Kapil Dev

100 - This was India's 100th Test win at home, becoming the fourth team to achieve the feat.

272 - This was the biggest innings wins for India in Tests.

Inn & 272 runs v Windies, Rajkot, 2018

Inn & 262 runs v Afghanistan, Bangalore, 2018

Inn & 239 runs v Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2007

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