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Stat attack: Virat Kohli’s India create history with 6th consecutive series win

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 13, 2017, 3:39 pm IST
Updated Feb 13, 2017, 3:49 pm IST
India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs in Hyderabad, on Monday, to win the one-match Test series.
The Bangladesh series victory is India’s sixth consecutive under Virat Kohli’s leadership. (Photo: AP)
 The Bangladesh series victory is India’s sixth consecutive under Virat Kohli’s leadership. (Photo: AP)

Hyderabad: India beat Bangladesh by 208 runs in Hyderabad, on Monday, to win the one-match Test series.

The Virat Kohli-led team created and broke many records with their convincing win against their neighbours.

 

Read: Ashwin, Jadeja’s power India to 208-run win against resilient Bangladesh

The series victory is India’s sixth consecutive under Kohli’s leadership – the most for an India cricket team in a row. The previous best was five series victories between October 2008 and January 2010.

Before Hyderabad, India have registered Test series wins against Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand and England.

The team is also unbeaten in last 19 Tests – the maximum under any Indian captain. The last best was of 18 Tests under the captaincy of Sunil Gavaskar.

 

Kohli, who was adjudged the Man of the Match in the Bangladesh Test. He’s become the second India captain to receive three MoM awards as a captain in one season (2016-17) after Sachin Tendulkar (1999-2000).

Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest bowler to pick up 250 wickets. The Indian tweaker reached the mark in 45 Tests, surging past legends like Dennis Lillee, Allan Donald, and Waqar Younis on the way.

The Hyderabad Test was the first time in two decades that India played three pacers at home. The last time they did this, was against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, in 1997.

 

The 250 by Bangladesh was the second highest 4th innings score by a visiting team in India, since 2000. The highest score was made by New Zealand (272/6) in 2003.

Mushfiqur Rahim became the third highest scorer for Bangladesh in Test cricket (3,072 runs), surging past Habibul Bashar (3,026).

Mushfiqur Rahim has scored the most number of centuries (2) against India by any Bangladeshi batsman, after he played a well-paced knock of 127 runs in the first innings.

The 388 that Bangladesh scored in the first innings was their second highest total against India in Test cricket. The highest was 400 in Dhaka, in 2000.

 

Mushfiqur Rahim plays his best cricket against India. The Bangladesh captain’s average of 46.75 against India is his highest average against any country in Test cricket.

This was the first time ever that Bangladesh survived the entire five days of a Test match against India.

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