India vs Afghanistan, One-Off Test - Statistical Highlights

Published - 16 Jun 2018, 09:36 AM

World number one India stamped their authority over Afghanistan with a crushing win agains the latest entrant in Test cricket in the one-off Test. Ajinkya Rahane & Co. dismantled the visitors by an innings and 262 runs to give them a harsh reality check on what Test cricket is all about. The game was always going to be one-way traffic and India made sure that the Afghans do not spring any surprise.

After the batsmen piled up a massive 474 in the first innings, the bowlers bowled out the visitors twice in a day to wrap up the historic game inside two days.

Following on in the second innings, Afghanistan were skittled out for 103 runs in 38.4 overs.  Ravindran Jadeja (4/17) and Umesh Yadav (3/26)  starred with the ball. Captain Asghar Stanikzai (25) and Hashmitullah Shahidi (36 not out) were the only two batsmen who managed to score more than 20 runs. The visitors were earlier bowled out for 109 in their first innings.

With the game now done and dusted, here is a look at some interesting numbers and stats:

1. This was the biggest innings win for India in Tests, surpassing the innings and 239-run win against Bangladesh in 2007.

2. Ajinkya Rahane now has a 100 per cent win record as a captain in Test cricket. He has now won both the Tests he has captained in. He first led India in the last Test of Border-Gavaskar series last year in Dharamsala.

Credits: BCCI

3. 24 wickets fell on the second day which is the third-most in a Test match. The Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Oval in 1896 had also seen 24 wickets fall on Day 2. The Test between England and Australia in 1888 at Lords saw 27 wickets fall on Day 2 which is the most in a Test.

4. Afghanistan scored just 212 (109 & 103) runs in two innings which is the fewest a team has managed against India.

5. It took India just 399 balls to bowl out Afghanistan twice. The number of balls bowled by India in this Test is their lowest in a Test match.

6. Afghanistan also hold the dubious record of playing the fewest number of overs in an inaugural Test. They played 27.5 overs in the first innings 38.4 in the second.  In the last 50 years, only one side has got dismissed twice in fewer over in a Test than Afghanistans combined 66.3 in this Test and the team is Pakistan. They were dismissed twice in 56.4 overs against Australia in Sharjah in 2002.

7. Umesh Yadav became the eighth Indian pacer to pick 100 wickets in Tests.

Credits: BCCI

8. Ravichandran Ashwin became the fourth highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket.  He now has 316 wickets in whitest. The list is led by Anil Kumble with a whopping 619 wickets followed by Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417). Ashwin went past former pacer Zaheer Khan who has 312 Test wickets to his name.

 

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