Records for India, Kohli & Bumrah in Massive Test Win Over Windies

India's bowlers took five wickets in just over an hour on Monday, 2 September to help complete a 257-run win over West Indies and clinch a 2-0 Test series victory.

Set a formidable target of 468 runs, the host side could only manage 210 in 59.5 overs as the match ended well inside the fourth day at Sabina Park.

Sharmarh Brooks and Jermaine Blackwood put on 61 runs for the fifth wicket but India's bowling quartet of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja made quick work of most of the rest of the batting lineup.

With this, the Men in Blue ended their month long tour – that started in the USA and then moved to the Carribean Island – unbeaten.

Here’s a recap of all the numbers and records broken with India’s win in the tour-concluding Test on Monday.

  • India have won eight successive Test series against West Indies since October 2002.  The just-concluded 2019 series is India's first clean sweep (2-0) vs West Indies in the West Indies.
  • India have won four consecutive Test series against West Indies in the Caribbean since 2006 – 1-0 in 2006; 1-0 in 2011; 2-0 in 2016 and 2-0 in 2019.
  • India have won six and drawn seven out of 13 Tests played against West Indies in the Caribbean since 2006.

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  • For the second time in an overseas tour, India have won the series in all three formats – 3-0 in Tests; 5-0 in ODIs and 1-0 in T20Is against Sri Lanka in 2017 and 2-0 in Tests; 2-0 in ODIs (one game abandoned) and 3-0 in T20Is vs West Indies in 2019.
  • Virat Kohli, with 28 wins out of 48 Tests, has become the most successful Indian captain in Tests, surpassing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's tally of 27 wins out of 60.  As against the success percentage of 45.00 recorded by Dhoni, Kohli enjoys 58.33 – the best by an Indian captain.

Also Read: Virat Kohli India’s Most Successful Test Captain, Surpasses Dhoni

  • West Indies' batting average of 14.95 against India in the just-concluded series is their worst performance in a Test series, surpassing the 15.77 against Sri Lanka in 2005.

  • For the first time in the history of West Indies, just one half-century has been recorded in a Test series – 50 (maiden fifty) by Shamrah Brooks in the Kingston Test.

  • The Indian pacers took 33 wickets at 12.57 runs apiece – their best ever performance in a Test series.

  • Jason Holder has top-scored for the West Indies in the series – his tally being 104 (ave. 26.00) in four innings at a strike rate of 66.24.

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  • Jasprit Bumrah, with 13 wickets at 9.23 runs apiece at a strike rate of 22.6, including two five-wicket hauls, has finished as the leading wicket-taker in the series.  In terms of averages and strike rate, this is his best performance in a Test series.

  • Hanuma Vihari has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time for his splendid batting in both the innings – 111 & 53 not out.

  • Three Indian speedsters with 50-plus wickets in Tests since 2018 – Jasprit Bumrah 62 (ave 19.24) in 12 Tests; Mohammed Shami 58 (ave 25.68) in 15 Tests and Ishant Sharma 52 (ave 19.78) in 13 Tests.

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