India Vs Bangladesh 2019/20: Second Test – Statistical Highlights
On Sunday (24th November), the hosts India won the second and final Test match of the series against the visitors Bangladesh at Eden Gardens (Kolkata), which was also their first-ever day/night pink-ball Test match. While India won this match by an innings and 46 runs, they also won this series by 2-0.
After winning the toss, Bangladesh were bundled out for just 106 runs. The hosts declared their first innings after scoring 347/9 with the lead of 241 runs. Bangladesh were once again all out on 195 runs in their second innings.
Brief Scores: Bangladesh – 106 (Shadman Islam 29, Liton Das 24 retired hurt; Ishant Sharma 5/22) & 195 (Mushfiqur Rahim 74, Mahmudullah 39 retired hurt; Umesh Yadav 5/53)
India – 347/9 decl. (Virat Kohli 136, Cheteshwar Pujara 55; Al-Amin Hossain 3/85)
Result – India won by an innings and 46 runs
Here are some of the important statistical highlights of this Test match:
i) In the first innings of this Test match, the visitors Bangladesh were bundled out for just 106 runs.
- It was the second-lowest completed Test total for Bangladesh against India. Their lowest record in this list is 91 at Dhaka in November 2000.
- In the day/night Test match history, it was the second-lowest completed first innings total. The lowest record is 58 by England against New Zealand at Auckland in March 2018.
i) The hosts declared their first innings on 347/9. It was their seventh successive declaration in Test cricket.
- It is the record number of consecutive declared Test innings for a team. England were the previous record holder with six consecutive declared Test innings in 2009.
ii) Indian pacers took 19 wickets in this entire Test match.
- It is the most wickets by the Indian pacers in a home Test match. Their previous record was 17 wickets against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in November 2017.
- It is the joint second-most wickets for the Indian pacers in a Test match. It is the third time when the Indian pacers took at least 19 wickets in a Test match while only once they managed to pick up 20 wickets (against South Africa at Johannesburg in January 2018).
iii) The Indian spinners finished this Test match without taking a wicket.
- It was the second time when the Indian spinners failed to open their wicket column despite delivering at least one ball in an entire home Test match. The first time it happened against Sri Lanka at Kolkata in November 2017.
iv) It was India’s fourth consecutive Test match victory by an innings margin.
- It is the first time when a team managed to win more than three successive Test matches by an innings.
i) During this Test match, the wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha (103 dismissals) completed his 100 Test dismissals.
- Wriddhiman Saha became the fifth Indian wicketkeeper to reach the 100 dismissals milestone in Test career. MS Dhoni (294 dismissals), Syed Kirmani (198 dismissals), Kiran More (130 dismissals) and Nayan Mongia (107) are the other four wicketkeepers in this list.
i) As a captain, Virat Kohli completed 5,000 Test runs in 86 innings.
- Virat Kohli becomes the fastest Test captain to score 5,000 runs. Ricky Ponting was the previous record holder who reached this milestone in 97 Test innings.
- First Indian captain to score 5,000 Test runs.
- The sixth captain in Test cricket history to score 5,000 runs.
ii) Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century during his team’s first innings.
- It was the 20th century as a Test captain for Virat Kohli. He surpassed the former Australian captain Ricky Ponting (19 centuries as a Test captain) and became the second most centurion as a Test captain. Former South African captain Graeme Smith is on top of this list with 25 centuries as a Test captain.
- It was the 41st international century as a captain for Virat Kohli which was the joint-most number of international centuries for a captain. Former Aussie captain Ricky Ponting also hit 41 international centuries as a captain.
- It was also the 70th international century for Virat Kohli. Only legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (100 international centuries) and Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting (71 international centuries) hit more international centuries than Kohli.
iii) Virat Kohli scored 136 runs.
- It was the joint highest individual score by a captain in the day/night Test cricket history. English Test captain Joe Root also scored 136 runs against West Indies at Birmingham in August 2017.
iv) Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India won their 33rd Test match.
- Virat Kohli is the fifth most successful captain in Test cricket history. The top four Test captains in this list are South African Graeme Smith (53 wins), Australia Ricky Ponting (48 wins) and Steve Waugh (41 wins) and the Caribbean Clive Lloyd (36 wins).
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane
i) After India’s first innings of this Test match, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have put the 2,767 runs partnership for the fourth wicket in Test career.
- In the Test cricket history, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are the second most successful partner for the fourth wicket. Only Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan (Pakistan) partnership put more Test runs for the fourth wicket partnership (3,138 runs).
i) Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque registered a pair in this Test match after scoring ducks in both the innings.
- Mominul Haque becomes the first captain to register a pair against India in a Test match.
- Mominul Haque was the second Bangladesh captain to register a pair in a Test match history. Habibul Bashar was the first Bangladesh captain to achieve this feat and it happened against Zimbabwe during the Harare Test in February 2004.
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