In Stats: New Records For Kohli, India in 318-Run Win Over Windies
Jasprit Bumrah took five wickets for seven runs as India bowled out West Indies for 100 on Sunday in North Sound to clinch a record 318-run win and help Virat Kohli equal a captaincy mark.
West Indies fell far short of the highly improbable winning target of 419 but managed a mini-recovery in its second innings after slumping to 15/5. Pacer Bumrah bowled eight overs, including four maidens, to do most of the damage for India, hitting the stumps to claim four of his wickets.
The 318-run victory in the series-opener was India’s biggest-ever away win by runs in test cricket.
Here’s a look at some of the important numbers and records broken in India’s massive 318-run victory against West Indies in the first Test:
- India's triumph by 318 runs is their biggest by runs' margin in overseas Tests, obliterating the 304-run victory vs Sri Lanka at Galle in 2017.
- India's aforesaid triumph is their fourth biggest overall by runs margin in Tests - the biggest being by 337 runs vs South Africa at Delhi in December 2015.
- West Indies' defeat by 318 runs is their biggest by runs' margin in Tests at home, eclipsing the 312-run loss to Australia at Port of Spain in March 1999.
- West Indies' second innings' total of 100 is their lowest vs India in Tests, surpassing the 103 at Kingston in 2006.
- Virat Kohli, with 27th win as captain in 47 Tests, has emulated Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tally of 27 wins in 60 Tests.
- With 12 wins in overseas Tests, Kohli has outstripped Sourav Ganguly's tally of 11 wins. Kohli now holds an Indian record in overseas Tests as captain.
- Jasprit Bumrah's first five-wicket haul vs West Indies is his fourth in Tests – the best being 6 for 33 vs Australia at Melbourne in December 2018.
- Bumrah is averaging 14.17 in a winning cause in Tests - his tally being 35 wickets in five Tests, including four five-wicket hauls.
- Bumrah's outstanding bowling figures of five for seven runs are the most economical five-wicket haul by an Indian bowler in Tests - the joint third overall - the most economical being 5 for 2 runs by Australia's Ernie Toshack vs India at Brisbane in 1947-48.
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