India beat England in second Test: Records broken

Rajdeep Saha
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India beat England in second Test: Records broken
India beat England in second Test: Records broken

16 Feb 2021: India beat England in second Test: Records broken

Team India sealed a 317-run victory against England in the second Test of the four-match series.

With this win, the series is poised at 1-1.

Chasing a target of 482 runs, England faltered on Day 4 to lose the match (164/10).

R Ashwin was the decisive force India, claiming eight wickets in the match, besides scoring a century.

Here we present the records broken.

#INDvENG: How did the match pan out?

Batting first, India managed 329 as Rohit Sharma scored a majestic 161-run knock.

In reply, England were bowled out for 134.

Ashwin claimed 5/43 as pacer Ishant Sharma bagged figures of 2/22.

India (286/10) saw Ashwin score a century in the second innings, besides Virat Kohli's 62.

Moeen Ali was amongst the wickets once again.

England failed to assert themselves during the run-chase.

Rohit: Rohit smashes seventh career Test century

Playing his 36th Test match, Rohit (161 and 26) raced to 2,475 runs at 45.83.

He went past Shikhar Dhawan (2,315) and Pankaj Roy (2,442) in terms of career Test runs for India.

Rohit slammed his seventh Test century. It was also his maiden ton against England.

Rohit has smashed four of his seven Test hundreds as an opener.

Fact: All of Rohit's seven tons have come at home

Notably, Rohit has amassed all his Test centuries at home. Only, Mominul Haque of Bangladesh has more centuries at home without scoring one away (10).

Feats: Ashwin slams these feats

Ashwin scored his fifth Test century. He now has 2,626 runs, going past Farokh Engineer (2,611).

Ashwin slammed his maiden 50+ score in Tests at home since December 2016 and first anywhere since August 2017.

Ashwin has now struck a century and picked up a five-wicket haul in the same Test second-most times (3) after former England star Ian Botham (5).

Numbers: Ashwin surpasses Ntini, Harbhajan with these numbers

Ashwin has raced to 394 career Test wickets.

The off-spinner is now the 17th-highest wicket-taker in the game. He surpassed Makhaya Ntini's tally (390).

Ashwin now has the second-most wickets (266) by an Indian bowler in home Tests.

He eclipsed Harbhajan Singh (265) on the tally.

Notably, the elite list is led by the great Anil Kumble, who has 350 Test wickets at home.

Fact: Ashwin picks up 29th career five-wicket haul

Ashwin registered his 29th five-wicket haul in Tests in the first innings. He equaled Glenn McGrath's tally of 29 five-wicket hauls. He now has the joint-seventh highest number of five-wicket hauls in Test cricket.

Kohli: Kohli smashes 25th Test fifty, surpasses 1,700 runs against England

Team India skipper Kohli's 62 in the second innings was his 25th Test fifty and a seventh versus England.

Kohli now has 7,463 career Test runs at 52.92.

He went past David Boon's tally of 7,422 runs.

Notably, he has surpassed the 1,700-run mark against England in Tests (1,715) at 47.63.

Records: Other notable records scripted in the match

Playing his 18th Test match, Rishabh Pant went past the 1,200-run mark (1,256).

He smashed his sixth Test fifty (58*). It was his second fifty against England and a fourth at home.

Joe Root (6 and 33) raced to 8,546 runs and got past the legendary Vivian Richards (8,540).

Axar Patel, who made his Test debut, claimed seven scalps, including a fifer.

Axar: Axar becomes the sixth Indian spinner to register this record

Axar became the sixth Indian spinner to claim a five-wicket haul in his debut Test.

The other Indians to have registered this tally are: 5/64 VV Kumar v Pakistan, Delhi 1960/61, 6/103 D Doshi v Australia, Chennai 1979/80 , 8/61 and 8/75 N Hirwani v West Indies, Chennai 1987/88, 5/71 Amit Mishra v Australia, Mohali 2008/09, 6/47 R Ashwin v WI, Delhi 2011/12.