New Delhi. India defeated the host West Indies in the Dominica Test. The Indian team registered such a victory in this match, which made many records. Biggest win outside Asia, Biggest opening partnership outside Asia, Century in debut test, Player of the match record in debut test, Biggest innings played abroad in debut test, Most balls played in debut test Record of… Also most centuries in WTC, more runs than Vivian Richards. Let’s look at 10 such big records.
1. Biggest win outside Asia
India won this match by an innings and 141 runs. This is India’s biggest win outside Asia on an innings basis. Earlier this record was against West Indies only. In 2007, India defeated West Indies at their home by an innings and 92 runs.
2. Biggest opening partnership outside Asia
Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma shared a partnership of 229 runs in the match. With this, Yashasvi and Rohit have also become the Indians with the biggest opening partnership outside Asia. Earlier this record was in the name of Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar. Both of them had added 213 runs for the first wicket at the Oval against England in 1979.
3. Biggest innings by an opener abroad in a debut match
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 171 runs in the debut test. This is the biggest innings of an Indian opener abroad in a debut match. Overall, this is the third biggest innings in an Indian’s debut match. Shikhar Dhawan is in the first two places with 187 runs and Rohit Sharma with 177 runs.
4. Record for most balls played
Another record of Yashasvi Jaiswal is to play the most number of balls for India in the debut test. Yashasvi scored 171 runs in this match and faced 387 balls. With this, he broke the record of Mohammad Azruddin. Azhar played 322 balls in the debut test against England.
5. Worst performance by West Indies
The West Indies team could only score 150 runs in the first innings and 130 runs in the second innings. Means 180 runs including both the innings. This is West Indies’ lowest total at home against India. Earlier in 2016, he could only score 322 runs in both the innings.
6. Player of the match in debut match
Yashasvi Jaiswal has become the eighth Indian to be adjudged Player of the Match in his debut match. For the first time this feat was achieved by Praveen Amre in 1992. After Amre, RP Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw and Shreyas Iyer won the Player of the Match title in the debut match.
7. Ashwin leaves Bhajji behind
Ravichandran Ashwin also took 12 wickets in this match. Along with this, he left behind Harbhajan Singh in terms of taking the most wickets from India. Harbhajan Singh has taken 707 international wickets. While Ashwin now has 709 wickets. Anil Kumble is India’s most successful bowler with 956 wickets.
8. Ashwin equals Kumble
Ashwin took a total of 12 wickets in the match. This is the eighth time when Ashwin has taken 10 or more wickets in a Test match. Ashwin has equaled Anil Kumble in this matter. For India, no bowler has taken 10 wickets in a match more times than these two.
9. Kohli overtakes Richards
Even though Virat Kohli could not score a century in this match, he definitely left behind Vivian Richards in terms of most Test runs. Virat Kohli has scored 8555 runs in 110 Tests. West Indies veteran Vivian Richards has scored 8540 runs in 121 matches.
10. Rohit Sharma’s century
This is Rohit Sharma’s 7th century in WTC. He has now become the most Indian to score 7 centuries in the World Test Championship. The World Test Championship started in 2021. Its third cycle has started from July this year, whose final will be played in 2025.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 15, 2023, 15:18 IST