Records Broken in the India-England PayTM Test Series; from Ashwin to Axar Patel Here’s India’s Heroics

Records Broken in the India-England PayTM Test Series; from Ashwin to Axar Patel Here’s India’s Heroics

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India beat England in the four match test series on home soil by7 3-1 and scripted 10th consecutive series win in India under Kohli’s captaincy. With this win team India got qualified for the World Test Championship final scheduled in June 2021.

Although Virat Kohli didn’t fire with the bat, he achieved several other milestones. This was his 60th Test as captain, joint-most with MS Dhoni. As a captain, Kohli now has joint-most series wins at home along with Ricky Ponting. He also equaled the wins tally of Sir Clive Lloyd (36). Earlier, Kohli won his 22nd Test win as captain at home, surpassing Dhoni’s feat.

Ashwin was adjudged the Player of the Series for his all-round effort. He now has the joint-third-most MOS award and most by an Indian in Test cricket. Ashwin registered his 30th five-wicket haul in the final Test, equaling the tally of James Anderson. He became only one of the five cricketers to achieve the double of 30+ wickets (32) and century in a series.

Axar Patel became the sixth Indian spinner to claim a five-wicket haul in his debut Test (2nd Test, Chennai). Axar also became the first Indian spinner with a five-for in Day/Night Test. Overall, he finished with 27 wickets, joint-most for India in debut Test series. He now has joint-second-most five-wicket hauls (4) in debut Test series.

In the pink-ball Test, Ishant became only the second Indian fast bowler and fourth bowler among Indians to play 100 Test matches. Overall, he became just the 11th pacer to feature in 100 Tests.

Joe Root smashed a memorable double-century as England claimed a mammoth victory against India in the Test. This was his fifth double century in Test cricket. Root also claimed a five-for in the D/N Test (5/8). He became the first man with this feat as England captain since 1983.


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