Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli made a record on Monday as they won at The Oval after a span of fifty years. In what was a humdinger for cricket fans, India won by 157 runs against England to take a 2-1 lead in the ongoing 5-match series.
England were in a commanding position at one stage, where they were 100/0 but once Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur broke the jinx by getting rid of Rory Burns then the gate of victory was opened for the visitors as their opponents’ batting order collapse within two sessions like it did at Lord’s.
India won the fourth Test by 157 runs at The Oval
England were bundled up for 210 as Umesh Yadav (3/60), Shardul Thakur (2/22), Jasprit Bumrah (2/27) and Ravindra Jadeja (2/50) scripted another massive victory in overseas Test for India.
There were plenty of records broken and created during the fourth Test and we shall take you through most of them:
England vs India 4th Test stats and records review
- Indian skipper Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to reach 23,000 international runs with few innings (490). Kohli went past Sachin Tendulkar’s record of reaching the landmark in 522 innings.
- Indian opener Rohit Sharma registered his first overseas Test hundred.
- Rohit Sharma broke Rahul Dravid’s record of most international hundreds in England. Sharma’s 127 in the second innings takes his tally to nine hundreds in England across all formats, whereas the former skipper notched eight centuries in the country.
- Rohit Sharma completed 3000 Test runs in 74 innings since he made his debut in the oldest format in 2013.
- Rohit Sharma also completed 11.000 international runs as an opener for India.
- This was Virat Kohli’s third win as a captain in England which makes him the most successful Test captain of India in England. Kapil Dev had secured two wins under his leadership in the country.
- Jasprit Bumrah became the fastest Indian pacer to pick 100 Test wickets. Bumrah achieved the feat in 24 Tests breaking the record of legendary Kapil Dev who took 25 Tests to complete the achievement.
- England captain Joe Root completed 5009 runs at home which makes him the most run-scorer in Tests at home soil among active cricketers. Root went ahead of Australia’s David Warner, who scored 4551 runs.
- Shardul Thakur became the second Indian to score more than 50 runs and pick three or more wickets in a test match after Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
- Rohit Sharma was adjudged as the player of the match which made him bag his 35th award for the particular category and he surpassed Yuvraj Singh’s tally of 34.
- Umesh Yadav completed 150 Test wickets and picked a match haul of six wickets.
- Ravindra Jadeja completed 51 no-balls in international cricket, 35 in Tests, 14 in ODIs and two in T20Is.