1st Test, India beat Windies: Here are the records broken
World's number one Test team, India produced a fascinating performance as they drubbed hosts Windies by 318 runs in their opening Test of the ICC World Test Championship 2019-21 in Antigua on Sunday. With this win, India have now claimed an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series. Ajinkya Rahane and Jasprit Bumrah were architects of this victory. Here are the records broken.
A low total is always an embarrassment and Windies could not shy away from this unwanted record, as they registered their lowest Test total against the number one Test team. Indian pace battery led by Jasprit Bumrah bowled Windies out in the second innings for just 100 runs. Their previous lowest total against India was 103, in Jamaica in 2006.
India's biggest Test wins (by runs):— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) August 25, 2019
337 v SA, Delhi, 2015 - under Kohli
321 v NZ, Indore, 2016 - Kohli
320 v Aus, Mohali, 2008 - Dhoni
318 v WI, Antigua, 2019 - Kohli
304 v SL, Galle, 2017 - Kohli
4 of the 5 biggest wins have come under Virat Kohli's leadership! #WIvInd
In the follow-up to the fourth-biggest Test win in terms of runs, India have scripted their best overseas win. With this 318-run win, they have bettered their previous record of a win by 304 runs, scripted against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2017.
As a result of this win, Virat Kohli has now become the joint-most successful Indian captain in Tests. He has now registered 27 wins and shares the record with MS Dhoni. However, he is ahead of the former skipper, based on the number of matches played, as Kohli has achieved the feat in 47 Tests, compared to Dhoni's 60.
Besides being the joint-most successful Test skipper for India, Kohli has achieved another feat as he is now the most successful Indian skipper, playing away from home. Kohli has now 12 wins from 26 Tests while playing overseas, going past Sourav Ganguly's previous record of 11 off 28. The list is further followed by Dhoni (six off 30) and Rahul Dravid (five off 17).
Although Windies lost the Test, they did manage to script a Test record. It was the pair of Kemar Roach and Miguel Cummins, which scripted a 50-run stand for the final wicket at the lowest starting point of 50. The previous record was at 62, as BJ Watling and Trent Boult did the same for New Zealand against South Africa in 2012-13.
Indian captains with 100-plus international wins:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) August 25, 2019
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah is currently among the top pacers. Claiming six wickets in the match, Bumrah's claimed five in the second innings for just seven runs. In the process, he also claimed the cheapest five-wicket haul by an Indian in Test cricket. Also, he is the first Indian and Asian to claim a five-for in South Africa, England, Australia, and Windies.
Winning the toss, Windies skipper Jason Holder asked India to bat first, as they were bundled for 297, courtesy Roach's 4/66. Meanwhile, Windies were bundled for 222, courtesy Ishant Sharma's 5/43. India tightened the screw as Ajinkya Rahane's sound knock of 102 helped India take a lead of 400 plus. Meanwhile, Bumrah's 5/7 was too lethal for the Windies to handle.