Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Virat Kohli, Axar Patel and Team India register unique records with crushing win; check out

Ind vs Eng 2nd Test: Virat Kohli, Axar Patel and Team India register unique records with crushing win; check out- India on Tuesday claimed their fifth biggest win for India in Test cricket history. They defeated England by a hefty margin of 317 runs as England were bowled out for 164 runs. As a result, Kohli and co. have levelled the Test series 1-1. With the win, Kohli has also equalled MS Dhoni in most Test wins in India. Meanwhile, Axar Patel has also entered the elite list of players with a five-wicket haul in maiden Test.

The five biggest wins of the top six have come under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Check out the stats below:

Biggest Test wins for India (by runs)

337 vs SA Delhi 2015/16

321 vs NZ Indore 2016/17

320 vs Aus Mohali 2008/09

318 vs WI North Sound 2019

317 vs Eng Chennai 2020/21 *

304 vs SL Galle 2017

Axar Patel becomes the second Indian left-arm spinner to take five wickets on Test debut.

First bowler: Dilip Doshi v Australia at Chennai

Spinners to take five wickets on debut

VV Kumar in 1961

Doshi in 1979

Hirwani in 1988

Mishra in 2008

R Ashwin in 2011

Axar Patel in 2021

Stats Courtesy: @bhaleraosarang/Twitter

India claim 1000th wicket under the captaincy of Virat Kohli

The wicket of Ben Foakes was the 1000th Test wicket by a bowler in Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Only five captains before had 1000+ bowler wickets in Test cricket under them but none with a better average (25.61*) and strike rate (52.7*) than under Virat!

Virat Kohli equals MS Dhoni as the most successful Indian captains at home in Tests:

MS Dhoni: 21 wins

Virat Kohli: 21 wins*

The visitors have lost a Test match in Asia after a gap of six Tests:

England last seven Tests in Asia (most recent first)

Lost by 317 runs – biggest defeat in Asia in terms of runs

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India have bounced for the third time in the second Test after losing the opening Test in the last four years – check last three instances:

v Eng, Lost in Chennai & Won in Chennai, 2021

v Aus, Lost in Adelaide & Won in Melbourne, 2020

v Aus, Lost in Pune & Won in Bangalore, 2017   

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