England defeat India in fifth Test: Here're the records broken
England finished off on a high to inflict a 4-1 Test series loss on India. England were superb with both bat and ball, as Alastair Cook got the farewell he deserved. England had set a mammoth target of 464 runs for the visitors. KL Rahul (149) and Rishabh Pant (114) put in a great effort but couldn't save the match. Here're the records broken.
Cook scripts plethora of records
Alastair Cook passed Kumar Sangakkara to become the fifth-highest run-scorer in Test cricket history. He also became the highest scoring left-handed batsman in Tests. Cook overtook Steve Waugh (32) in terms of Test centuries and has the tenth highest number of Test tons. He also amassed 1000+ runs at the Kennington Oval in Test history. He has the second highest runs here (1,217).
Cook is a dreamland of his own
With Cook retiring, all of the 13 batsmen in Tests with 10,000+ runs have bid adieu to the game. He also became the 5th player to score a ton in his debut and final Test. The century stand with Joe Root was number 77 for Cook (4th highest). Cook has scored 50+ runs in both innings for the 14th time.
Indians in the thick of records
Virat Kohli scored his third ever golden duck in Test cricket. Ravindra Jadeja conceded 258 runs in the match. That is the 6th most by an Indian bowler in a Test match and also the most in England. Lokesh Rahul finished with 14 catches in the series. He broke the record held by Rahul Dravid (13).
Anderson gets to 564 Test wickets
James Anderson eclipsed Glenn McGrath to clinch the highest number of wickets by a fast bowler in Tests (564). He is now the fourth highest wicket-taker of all time behind Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble.
Rahul revels in 5th Test ton
KL Rahul scored his 5th century in Tests and all of them have come in different countries. He joined Ajinkya Rahane in this tally. He also became the 3rd Indian to score a century in the 4th innings of a Test outside the subcontinent. Hanuma Vihari became the 3rd Indian to score a fifty and a duck in his debut Test.
Rishabh Pant put in a commendable shift
Rishabh Pant's century:— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 11, 2018
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